When I was in college, my roommates and I got tired of looking at the bare cinder block walls of our apartment.
So, we started writing down and hanging up all the cheesy pick-up lines we knew or had heard. Our friends and visitors contributed their own cheesy pick-up lines to the wall.
Pretty soon, our Pick-up Line Wall of Shame became something of a miniature tourist attraction in our apartment building.
As I was going through my quote file the other day—looking for something else entirely—I came across a rubber-banded bundle of paper that was the remains of the long-since dismantled wall of pick-up lines.
Because reading them made me laugh, I here present choice selections from the Pick-up Line Wall of Shame, circa 2003.
Where have you been all my life?
Stand still so I can pick you up!
My lenses turn dark in the sunshine of your love.
Hello, I’m a thief, and I’m here to steal your heart.
Are you a broom? Because you just swept me off my feet!
Well, here I am. What were your other two wishes?