What's the Weirdest Way You've Been Asked Out?

Dear lovelies:

What's the oddest situation in which someone has attempted to put the moves on you, pull some sweet-talk, or ask for your digits?

I ask because I myself had a rather odd experience over the weekend ...

On Saturday, I moved into a new apartment, with the help of a couple of hot young movers I hired after finding a card, stuck in my apartment door, for a company very imaginatively called "The Movers." The taller of the two movers--who had this adorable way of stacking three squares boxes and holding them so that the weight was against his back, like he was a very upright camel-was especially sexy. He had an appealingly square and mournful face. And at one point--after he asked me if the kitchen island was going, too--I introduced myself to him, saying "I'm Maura, by the way."

One thing very quickly led to another ... and he asked me if I wanted to get married some day. "If the right person comes along," I said. He informed me that he was quite eager to get hitched--and added, with an impish grin, in his mysterious accent, that he was looking for a nice lady. I laughed and went back to dismantling my desktop.

Many hours later, when the move was finally over (and I myself was preparing to file for personal bankruptcy, after paying for it) Mr. Looking-for-love-sky ran over to give me my receipt. Then he asked for my e-mail address. I laughed again, and gave it to him.

That wasn't especially weird ... but an hour or two later, I got a call from his boss: the man in the "front office" with whom I'd had a number of dealings as I planned the move. "So, Maura, did everything go okay?" he asked.

I told him it had.

"Now, Maura," he continued, "I know this is going to sound weird but ... would you like to have coffee with me sometime?"

"We've never even met!" I said. "You have no idea what I look like."

He was aware of this. He offered absolutely no explanation for why he was interested in me; just signed off by saying I should call him sometime. "You have my number," he added.

"And you have mine!" I responded.

It was one of the more bizarre experiences I've had.

I've been wracking my brain to see if I can remember any weirder attempt by a man to pick me up, but I'm coming up empty.

Kiddos: What about you? Do you have any bizarre experiences to tell us about? Have you been hit on at a funeral? Flirted with while paying at the fast-food drive-through window? Grilled for your contact info while in your doctor's waiting room?


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