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Like I get that books are expensive but it would still be a nice and sweet gesture. If you're at a bar and someone offers to buy you a drink, why can't they do the same thing with a book? Like you're at a bookstore and some attractive but sweet guy or girl offers to buy you a book(s) of your choosing as a way of getting to know you and being kind. Is a book more expensive than an alcoholic drink? Are people not that friendly? What is it? Does it happen but not often?

I'm just curious to know.

Posted 10/6/16 , edited 10/6/16
Are you reading my mind? Because this happened when I saw my ex at Barnes and nobles.

I went to the one close by my house and I saw someone that looked familiar, it was my ex or the guy that was going to be my ex, and he was looking at the manga and he said he was unemployed for a bit and we were originally friends so I bought a book for him and got coffee and one thing let to another.
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cos the bookstore is not a place to hookup, maybe?
nobody offers to buy you grocery either...
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TheFlyingSpaghettiMonster wrote:

cos the bookstore is not a place to hookup, maybe?
nobody offers to buy you grocery either...


They should. It would be a change from the typical bar and club.

I wouldn't mind if a person was kind enough to buy me a carton of eggs as a gesture of being kind and wanting to know me. Maybe I'm weird like that.
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Velvet_Crowe wrote:

Are you reading my mind? Because this happened when I saw my ex at Barnes and nobles.

I went to the one close by my house and I saw someone that looked familiar, it was my ex or the guy that was going to be my ex, and he was looking at the manga and he said he was unemployed for a bit and we were originally friends so I bought a book for him and got coffee and one thing let to another.


Nope.


That sounds sweet.
Posted 10/6/16
because books are for nerds xddddd
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Hail_King_Kakao wrote:

because books are for nerds xddddd


Well, excuse me for being a nerd.
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You can always buy me books :3
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qualeshia3 wrote:


I wouldn't mind if a person was kind enough to buy me a carton of eggs as a gesture of being kind and wanting to know me. Maybe I'm weird like that.


That would be fine if it was something like, let's say, a bar...? Why do you think it's mostly a bar thing in the first place? It's more convenient and less patronizing to buy a drink for someone. If someone were to come up to me in a store and offer to buy me my groceries, I'd honestly feel a little bit insulted. Personally, that tells me they think I don't have a lot of money. The more better approach would be to walk up to him or her and just start a conversation. If it doesn't hit off, oh well. No need to buy their food for them, lol.
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Lemontitties wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


I wouldn't mind if a person was kind enough to buy me a carton of eggs as a gesture of being kind and wanting to know me. Maybe I'm weird like that.


That would be fine if it was something like, let's say, a bar...? Why do you think it's mostly a bar thing in the first place? It's more convenient and less patronizing to buy a drink for a girl. If someone were to come up to me in a store and offer to buy me my groceries, I'd honestly feel a little bit insulted. Personally, that tells me they think I don't have a lot of money. The more better approach would be to walk up to him or her and just start a conversation. If it doesn't hit off, oh well. No need to buy their food for them, lol.


I don't drink alcoholic beverages.

And I just thought it would be kind and a change of pace. I wouldn't want the person to just come up to me and ask to buy my carton of eggs. A friendly conversation to start it off then offer to buy one thing. I don't need him buying everything. Or he can be polite and help me carry the bags to my car.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


I don't drink alcoholic beverages.


Neither do I really, it was only used as an example because it's common.



Or he can be polite and help me carry the bags to my car.


This. This would be a lot more beneficial I think.
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Lemontitties wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


I don't drink alcoholic beverages.


Neither do I really, it was only used as an example because it's common.



Or he can be polite and help me carry the bags to my car.


This. This would be a lot more beneficial I think.



Alright. Help carrying my bags to the car over buying me a carton of eggs.
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Actually, someone's bought me groceries before. I was in line with some bread, milk and eggs (or something like that) and when I went to pull out my wallet, the lady behind me offered to pay for my stuff as a "pay it forward" kind of thing (she wasn't hitting on me). It was only a few bucks but I thought it was super nice.

EDIT: I will say that the reason drinks work for hitting on people more than eggs do is largely because the idea is "I'm going to sit with you while we have a drink together", so that doesn't really translate to most everyday items.
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Actually, someone's bought me groceries before. I was in line with some bread, milk and eggs (or something like that) and when I went to pull out my wallet, the lady behind me offered to pay for my stuff as a "pay it forward" kind of thing (she wasn't hitting on me). It was only a few bucks but I thought it was super nice.


Different perspectives I suppose.
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sundin13 wrote:

Actually, someone's bought me groceries before. I was in line with some bread, milk and eggs (or something like that) and when I went to pull out my wallet, the lady behind me offered to pay for my stuff as a "pay it forward" kind of thing (she wasn't hitting on me). It was only a few bucks but I thought it was super nice.


Are you serious? That was kind of her.


I remember someone was kind enough to buy me Dr. Pepper because I never had it before. But that person wasn't hitting on me neither.
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