as i've said in a previous post, my friend erin and i both read "the game" by neil strauss and developed a bit of a fascination with the society of so-called pick-up artists. erin has had several satisfying opportunities to call guys out when they use tactics from the book, and i'd like to share her most recent one:
the scene: bookstore. random guy approaches.
guy: hey, so i'm taking a flight soon [creating false time constraint], and i need a book to read on the plane. what's the best book you've read recently? [opener to get the target talking]
erin: i have a book rec you might enjoy. it's called the game. although somehow, i bet you've read it.
guy: [displays look of shock, buries face in his hands]
nice neg, erin.