The Worst Places to Get Hit On...Ever!

Don't be a Wolowitz!

This hub is inspired by a true story or several true stories, actually. Some funny, some strange, and some just downright bizarre, but such is life. We all have those moments where we wish our life played out like our favorite romantic comedy and that the big moment of meeting the love of your life happens in a silly, yet sweet way. Like bumping into each other at a party or grabbing the same item at the grocery store.

However, it doesn't usually happen that way. And the ones that do not happen so sweetly usually make the best stories. Some of these stories happened to me and others fortunately did not. Names have been changed or omitted to protect the innocent (those hit on) and the ignorant (those fools who gave us the wrong lines).

Getting hit on is a common fact of life that can either lead to a real relationship or a real horror story. And then there are those times where it's just awkward. Say for instance in any episode during the first couple of seasons where Howard Wolowitz tries to mack on Penny. it eventually got so bad she ended up setting him up with a woman who could tolerate him, the lovely Bernadette. Wolowitz was not only bad but he also used the wrong setting to do it in.

So for all of you mini-Howards out there, this hub tells the story of where you should not try to romance someone and why.

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A Science Genius + Bad Romantic IQ = A Mama's Boy with a Bieber Shag- yikes! | Source

#5 The Classroom

I understand why some people think the classroom is the place to get your romantic swerve on, but history and common sense have definitely taught me otherwise. I am a female and did not have alot of male instructors until college. But there was never, ever a point where I envied Villi Falaau and Mary Kay Letorneau's situation.

And then there was another thing that is very important to me overall, regardless of age: attraction. That's one thing that is either there or not there. And you know pretty instantly what's what. However, there's something about books and chalk that make some people go wild.

I have been the target of classroom advances, but in all honesty it was seventh grade. And the other person was a seventh grader who at first was silly but we grew to be good friends by the end of middle school. Needless to say, it was all kinds of awkward.

I happened to be passing out papers in Social Studies when Ken all of a sudden asked me to go to the dance. I froze and kept walking, but of course he asked again and I said no. Then he got all Law & Oder on me and started asking why. At the time, I was quite sure my mom would have said no. But really, I just wanted to go dance to N' Sync by myself and eat free pizza without much drama.

Of course, Ken did not say it that way and while at the dance asked me to dance. Again, I said no. But eventually I understood my apprehensions and finally saw that I was one twelve year old who liked staying twelve.

Who knows what would have happened had I said yes, but I would venture to think I would still be telling this story and Ken would still be trying to Elliot Stabler the situation.

That being said, there is something about the classroom that does make some people stand out more. You know, those of us who answer questions and look interested or at least try not to pretend we dosed off ten minutes ago.

But honestly, I would like to separate the romance of learning from the romance of everything else, but that's just me.

#4 Place of Employment (You or Them)

Again, I do not see what is so sexy about seeing someone at work. That is unless they happen to be in uniform, with a musical instrument, or caring for harmless creatures. Everyone else should be acknowledged and respected, but not fantasized about it. I mean, who goes to Jackson Hewitt and thinks about the retired accountant doing their taxes? Then again, if this were true- I would not be writing this hub.

I have worked a few jobs over my few years in the workforce and fortunately have not suffered much in terms of being the target of someone's affections. But of course, there's a first time for everything.

One job I work from time to time happens to be as a Test Grader for Measurement. And while I would love to tell you what I do, that's pretty much it. But anyway, we are inside for most of the day and only during lunch and breaks do we get to walk around the building to feel our legs again and catch fresh air.

Unfortunately, where we are located is next to a junkyard full of guys who spend way too much time watching reality shows for dating tips. One guy, Junkyard Dog, let's say always spoke. I thought it was a friendly gesture and would wave or speak in reply. But one day it got to be too much when he edged up to the fence and starting yelling, "Yo Boo!" And that was my cue to go inside.

I understand he did not know my name, but neither did he ask. It's one thing you should not need an app for. Also, did he really know what I did or my interests? Of course not. So once I realized he was only looking for a "good time" like those people whose numbers get posted in high school bathrooms, it was pretty much the end to most of my activity around the building.

And then there are people who are brave enough to hit on you where they work. This is even more disturbing because they are really serving themselves while they should be serving or attempting to serve you.

That's exactly what happened when I went one Saturday night my freshman year of college. I did not feel like eating at the dining hall, so I went and got something from a joint on campus. Little did I know, the cashier wanted my digits while I was trying to get my chicken tenders.

It would be okay if we had met before or he at least struck up a friendly conversation but it was about as cheesy as Wolowitz coming on to Penny in Big Bang Theory. Except this dude looked scarier than Wolowitz's bowl cut.

And this is what he said, "You seem like a rather attractive young lady, how about I get to know you outside my work clothes?" I said, "No thank you" and left without laughing. I do not know what was more insulting his line (What the heck does "rather attractive" mean? Is that like safety school attractive or first choice?) or that he jacked part of it from Alicia Keys' "You Don't Know My Name." I'll go with the latter just because if you're going to steal from the greats, at least be good at it.

But the moral of the story is, I do not care what the person does or you do. It's better to only admire the person from afar and then wait until they or you leave work.

#3 Medical Waiting Rooms

We all have to keep our health in order and we all have to go see the doctor for one reason or another. Sick or well, you need to know what's going on with your body. But that does not mean you should want to know what's going on with someone else's while in the waiting room.

Thankfully I have not been a victim of this situation, but I have witnessed it. The thing about being at the doctor or clinic in general is that you are already not your best because you know that you are about to be examined on a cold table, have your teeth excavated like some Paleozoic fossils, or be stuck with more needles than you would like to imagine. That's far from sexy if you ask me.

Not only that but if you do decide to be a mack in the waiting room, by the time you finish paying medical costs, you will not be able to afford much more than the McDonald's dollar menu.

Another thing people cease to consider is that the type of medical facility you are at sometimes drops hints about your behavior and health. For instance, the last place I would date someone from would be after seeing their bunions at the orthopedist or whatnot. While you know their problems upfront, the mystery is completely gone (if you call that a mystery...).

But what might be even worse than hitting on a fellow patient would definitely be hitting on your doctor, nurse, or front desk person. Come on, that's like a kid hitting on the cafeteria lady. It's far too easy and plus you also mess yourself up since you have to see them for every subsequent appointment if and when they turn you down.

Another problem would definitely be the fact that if it did work, you probably would be playing Russian Roulette since they have access to intimate details about your health. So the best thing would be to not do it and say you did to yourself.


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#2 Driving

There are a million things that you should not do while driving but certainly one of the most underrated tasks would definitely be flirting. There's nothing more barbaric than a guy in his hot rod beeping his horn and making ridiculous gestures to get my attention. Not only is it the worst exercise in machismo but also the sign of an inattentive and careless driver.

I just don't see what the point is in driving and trying to hit on someone would be other than saying you did something while doing something else. And as we all know, multi-tasking is an art but one you should first master on solid land.

Another thing that irritates me is that these guys who usually try and do this have the most ridiculous music and the most obnoxious friends. Really thinking about it makes me see this is the precursor to the Jersey Shore but regardless it means that there should at least be high enough standards to talk to someone minus ridiculous friends and thumping beats.

So to the list of drinking, texting, disciplining kids, eating, filing, reading a book- flirting on poor innocent fellow drivers should definitely be added to the list.

I do not care if you are trying to be the next Mario Andretti, trying to flirt and drive is about as original as putting cheese on broccoli. And do you really want to be like the guy Chili talks about in "No Scrubs?" I thought not.

#1 Funeral Homes/Memorial Services

I am not a creeper so before you go any further, this is based on the worst possible come-on story I have heard in my entire life. And it's not mine. It belongs to my poor older cousin who along with the woman who somehow thought it was appropriate to make a pass at someone at a funeral home.

It all started about two years ago when I was a senior in college and my maternal grandmother's health had taken a turn for the worst. We placed her in hospice knowing that it would only be a little while before she passed. When she passed, I only made it home in time for the funeral that weekend but the wake the night before was definitely an event that was turned upside down.

My family held the wake for about two hours one night and since it was at the funeral home, anyone who cared to pay their respects was invited. My aunt (my mom's older sister) had a classmate come by. This classmate was friendly with my aunt but definitely crossed a line when she hit on my cousin (my aunt's son and at least half her age).

Joke or no joke she walked up to my cousin and pretty much asked if he was single. While my cousin was trying to politely avoid such an advance, my mom and other aunts witnessed this ordeal and decidedly told my aunt after this woman had left.

Needless to say, my aunt was ready to go all Mob Wives on her but in the middle such grief she had enough to deal with. When I heard this story, I was angry but I just could not believe someone would do such a thing at such a time but such is the state of some in this thing called humanity.

If I have to tell you why you should not even think about attempting such a crass and insensitive move, let me put it to you this way: the movie is called "Wedding Crashers" not "Funeral Crashers." And if there was, you best believe I would have never seen it if it was.

To take such a private moment and make it a public display of attraction and attention instead of caring for the needs of the bereaved is not only selfish it is also ridiculous.

I would go on but I think this should tell you how I feel about people taking their romantic swag in the wrong direction.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I've been married twice and both of my husbands were my bosses so I have to disagree with #4. The workplace could be beneficial. I found your hub hilarious! You have very valid points and many could benefit from the tips! You rock!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Maybe #4 could work, but I think it depends on who's approaching and how. I'm glad you found this funny but I still feel bad for my cousin. Later that year he got hit on by an old lady at my other cousin's apartment complex taking out the trash in front of my mom. Poor fella is cougar bait!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Haha!! I'm wishing him good luck!!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wow.. I can't imagine getting hit on at the funeral home. This is cute and hilarious. I hope you will consider doing a hub on pick up lines. For instance, grab your victims shirt tag and say, yes.. I knew it.. made in heaven. Or, ask your victim, did it hurt? When you fell from heaven. So cheesy but yet the fellows still do all this. I was recently hit on at a convience store when I stopped to vaccum out my car. The man sounded like he struggled with English, like he had a thick Russian accent. He told me, "You are so smart to park next to the machine to do your sweeping.." That is the lamest so far. Great hub!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I agree with these conclusions especially with number four, especially if you are one of a team of three and two of them are having a secret affair with each other, which they're trying to hide from me, but which everyone knows about. But I digress. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

lol...loved it Alecia.

I was aware of most of the places which are a definitely NO-NO but, people do tend to get hit on such places...lol

voted up as interesting and sharing!


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ErvinVictor 4 years ago from San Francisco

Great. There go all my prime places to meet ladies. Now what am I supposed to do? *Sigh*


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Cloverleaf 4 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Oh, how I love The Big Bang Theory! It has me laughing every time I watch it, and I always cringe when Wolowitz tried to hit on Penny. I do have to agree with Sunshine though because I met my hubby at work and everything turned out great, however I agree that caution should always be used in that situation. Voted up, Alecia!


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

This is awesome! I do indeed know someone who was hit on at a funeral... by a distant relative!!! That is a story I will not go into on a public website though. Hehehe! I was so excited when I saw funeral was #1 on your list. Also, I absolutely love No Scrubs! I am listening to it as I type. Awesome hub and voted up!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Yeah I think old women are starting to take the hint now Sunshine!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Thanks Tammy! I haven't heard too many ridiculous pickup lines lately but I've definitely seen some.

Anyone at the convenience store seriously needs to be taken with a grain of salt but that line is super lame, you're smart really doesn't take much!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Alocsin,

Haha yeah having a secret affair at work is never a good thing. Thanks for coming by!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Thank you Ruchira! I think it should be common sense to not go to most of these places, especially a funeral home!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

ErinVictor,

This only means you have to work harder but also try not to be so obvious.


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Kimberly Turner 4 years ago from New Jersey

I love your hub. You use humor yourself in telling these stories to emphasize the hilarity of the situation and it is very well written. My favorite part...

"Then he got all Law & Oder on me and started asking why. At the time, I was quite sure my mom would have said no. But really, I just wanted to go dance to N' Sync by myself and eat free pizza without much drama."

Thank you for writing this and I am definitely sharing!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

I love Big Bang Theory and I agree Wolowitz hitting on Penny is just as bad as Steve hitting on Laura back in the day. I think work can go both ways but so far I haven't seen anyone I would date there. But things can definitely change.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Alicia, I had to laugh at #1--yikes! Such an entertaining hub!


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Sally's Trove 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Love this hub for its humor and quirky language. As for #1, it reminded me of an episode from The Nanny (Fran Drescher) where Heather's husband had died, and Fran went to the funeral and wound up dumping her brunch plate into the deceased's crotch. Anyway, that whole funeral episode was comedy, maybe some of it dark, but nonetheless hilarious. I found your story both touching and funny...I wonder what your grandmother would have thought about the come-on going on at her funeral? If I could be in her shoes, I'd think it both funny and sad, a continuation of life as it plays out, in any place. Voted up, interesting, funny. You have a great way with words.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

I love No Scrubs as well Jeannie! That's the ultimate no trifling dude anthem! That's wrong about getting hit on at a funeral. I heard Ryan O' Neal did that to Tatum at Farrah Fawcett's wake. That's just wrong, but people do strange things at the wrong time! Thanks as always!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Kimberly,

Thank you for coming by and commenting as well as sharing. I think middle school is some of the best free comedy you can have in life :).


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Audrey,

I laugh at number one but I hope I never witness it! Thank you for coming by and commenting!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Thank you so much Sherri! I loved the Nanny back in the day and forgot about that episode.

I would hope my grandmother would just smile and laugh like she did so many times before. But it is sad and funny but it's also just wrong.


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dashingscorpio 4 years ago

I think it’s all relative! If you are (extremely attracted to someone) you could care less where you are when they approach you, especially if they do it with some class or flair.

People have met and fallen in love under the strangest circumstances. I heard of one couple meeting over a suicide hotline! He was an advisor and she phoned in. They ended up getting married!


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Robwrite 4 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Hitting on people at a funeral! That takes a special kind of gall. Unless you're dead and she's 'the Ghost Whisperer', that one is pitiful!

Rob


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Dashing Scorpio,

I agree it's all relative but that doesn't make it right. I can see the suicide hotline setup happening, hero or savior admiration definitely comes into play. Thanks for coming by!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hey Rob,

I agree. Unless she's the Ghost Whisperer, it's just too much! Thanks for commenting and coming by!


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Rastamermaid 4 years ago from Universe

Unfortunately this is a true story,I had to get a restraining order on this guy after I moved out. We appeared in courtHe was let out of court before me only to be waiting for me outside,wanting to talk to me.A lawyer saw this and the forms in my hand,came over and ask is this the man the paperwork was on I said yes,he called the Sheriffs over and had him arrested. After somewhat consoling me and making sure I was alright,he asked me to dinner.Of course,I declined. That's like asking a newly divorced woman out on the courthouse steps.

Blessings!


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

Hi Alecia: This is so true! Another place that you don't want to get hit on is in an airplane, especially if you are going on a long journey and that person is continuing on to the same destination. I was going to India and this guy sitting next to me kept on asking me if I wanted to MARRY him. I politely told him no, but he kept insisting that he loved me. Weirdo!!


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho

I have given my number to someone in another car while driving down the freeway. I knew him from high school so I consider it to be somewhat o.k. I'm sure the insurance company wouldn't have been happy if they knew. I've had several pick up lines thrown my way but there is one that actually worked. A guy asked me how much a polar bear weighed. Thinking hard about the question but not wanting to take too much time I said I don't know, 500 pounds? Then he asked "Enough to break the ice?". How can you not smile at something like that? We ended up dating for a few months : ) Great Hub that brought back a lot of memories. Thanks. Voted up and awesome.


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My Minds Eye53 4 years ago from Tennessee

I think it might have helped if I knew who Howard and Elliot were, but I got the gist.

I used to waitress and I had this guy come in who insisted he went to college with me and wanted to go out. I hadn't been to college yet at that time and told him so and no I wouldn't give him my number. He came in the next day and announced that he got my number from my sister! I got mad and told him to lose it. Then I had a talk with my sister.

Waitresses get hit on quite a bit.

Interesting hub.


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dipsmi 4 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

hilarious but true!! I read it twice and could not stop giggling. Lovely work :)


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Rastamermaid,

Yeah that it's an odd story for sure. I would definitely be appalled at someone's nerve but some people can't help it, I guess! Thanks for coming by and commenting.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Rlaha,

Okay that's definitely odd to be proposed to by someone you know and claiming they loved you. I would have asked to change seats. Thanks for coming by and commenting!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Jennifer,

I think the car thing happens but it is definitely a risk. Cute pick up lines sometimes work but I think it depends on the approach and it seems like if a guy is being genuine, it works better. Thanks so much for coming by and sharing your reflections!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi MyMindsEye53,

I'm sorry. I didn't think people would not know those characters. I should've explained myself a little better.

I've never waitressed but I can imagine what gets thrown at them. But I would've definitely talked to my sister too if that were me. Funny story. Thank you for coming by and commenting!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Dipsmi,

This is definitely worth a giggle but I still feel bad sometimes for people who get hit on this like everyday. Thanks for coming by and commenting!


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rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

Hi Alecia: Yes, it was very strange. Sadly the flight attendants were not around when you needed them so I had to endure his "advances" the whole time.... eww and gross!!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Work environments are so risky. People have to consider that fact that if things don't work out.. you still have to work with this person. I had a good laugh with the funeral home hit. How can this be good for anyone? You put a smile in my day!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I don't know whether to laugh at this or cringe...a funeral home??? Is there something sexy about grief??? I'm lost on that one but what the hell, there are many things I don't understand. Thanks for the great laugh and an insight I never had.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Rlaha,

I'm so sorry you endured that, hopefully the flight attendants will learn to pay attention!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Teahces12345,

I'm glad you enjoyed the hub. Thank you for coming by and commenting. I agree that work is risky if it doesn't work out because you have to see them everyday or if it does everyone will not know how to behave around you. And yeah, nothing comes of being hit on at a funeral!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Billybuc,

We all cringed after this happened. Fortunately nothing has happened like that since but yeah there are so many things I don't understand that happen everyday! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!


Eddy Lebatle 4 years ago

Yea it uncalled for to make a flirty move at some points but,it all depends on how you make that move. The intended part of the move must not be perculiar at the word go..Make it in such a way that you meet some other time at another place..

Can't imagine seeing this blonde, whom I see for the first time and will never meet again,who keeps on looking at me.. Why would I not take advantage of the platform..


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LevelUp 4 years ago from Columbia, MO

#6 has to be the gym. Too many times I see these poor women at my gym who are practically being harassed by men hitting on them.

Fellow dudes, from what women have told me, that's uncool. Flag on the play: lose of ten yards, no first date, fourth down.

Leave the poor girl alone. She just wants to unwind after a long day at work and focus on her workout.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

I agree Eddy, but it's better to be cautious than careless and end up getting insulted/put down. Thanks for commenting/coming by!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

LevelUp,

I agree. I understand it's attractive to see anyone work up a sweat but then it takes the focus off of the workout and onto the projected date. Thanks for coming by and commenting!


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Alecia...

This is an awesomely funny list and I have taken detailed notes. Understanding that timing is everything in these matters...I am crossing off funeral homes. It makes sense now!

Thanks,

Thomas


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Thomas,

Yes, you must cross funeral homes off your list! Because that is the height of bad timing! Thanks for coming by and commenting!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Alecia,

Oh my word, you are the last word in funny! Your writing style is sassy, your musical inserts are perfection, you make me wish I was young (and single) enough to get 'hit on' anywhere (except the funeral home, which might be the 'tick-tackiest' thing I've heard in awhile...)!

Thanks for the giggle... voted UP & FAB! Hugs, mar.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Marcoujor,

Thanks for coming by and commenting! I am so glad you enjoy my anecdotes about my real (crazy) life adventures.

You don't want to be young and single, at least not near panthers and cougars!


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Very interesting hub...hard to believe people would use #5 as place to pick somebody up....a very funny and witty hub....lots of fun to read....and shake my head out as I visualized somebody trying some of these places. Voted up and interesting and funny.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Thanks Cogerson! I know, people don't really have limits in terms of picking up others!


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Express10 4 years ago from East Coast

In less than a three week span at work, two coworkers asked me out in a common area loaded with other colleagues. Afflicted with the disease to please, I felt so uncomfortable at having to tell them no in front of 70% of our coworkers but I had no choice. They put me in an awkward situation and didn't think that I might not be into them or dating coworkers. One even gave me a bit of an attitude and never spoke to me again. I never gave any impression of any interest and always said hello and goodbye out of human courtesy. I cannot understand what they were thinking. I cringe just thinking of this again.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Express10,

I do not blame you for speaking up for yourself. And in all honesty, your coworkers were not thinking clearly by trying to approach you in front of a common area. If they were truly interested, I think they would have tried an approach that was more personable and thoughtful. I'm glad you knew how to respond. Hopefully it will not happen again. Thanks so much for commenting and coming by!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Great hub Alecia! I can't believe some of these places - in particular the one about while driving! People need to keep their eyes on the road hehe. The subject matter is a good one, I vote up!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi ChristyWrites,

Thanks for coming by and commenting! Yeah, flirting and driving is just as bad as eating and driving, texting and driving, and so on. Your focus needs to be on the road, not the person in the car beside you!


onlooker 4 years ago

Junkyard Dog killed it for sure! Gosh, what a fun read Alecia. I wonder why people sometimes think they're all cool and undeniable? who knows! thanks again =)


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Thanks Ava! I don't know why people think their swag defies any and every situation.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

lol This was great, Alecia. I love all the places guys think are appropriate to hit on someone. :) Voted up and sharing.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Thanks Terrye! I agree guys' brains are so strange compared to ours :).


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Boy, ain't THAT the truth! :)


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Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

I couldn't agree more about work. I she's being nice to you while she's at work, it's because she has to. She doesn't want to talk to you!

It might fit in with the driving category, but I think while pumping gas was the weirdest place I've been hit on!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Haha Terrye!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Natashalh,

Yeah some guys do mistake niceness for flirting for some reason. But pumping gas?! That's a new one. A woman with a flammable substance to me sounds more dangerous than enticing!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

This is quite an interesting read. I hate people trying to get hit in medical waiting room and funerals.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

I know Vinaya- I don't know why people think tragedy is a place for their triumph! Thank you!


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Relationshipc 4 years ago from Alberta, Canada

I totally agree with all of them except for #4. I met my husband at work (I hit on him), and there was something exciting about going into work and seeing the guy that I was dating. Seeing him in the midst of my daily routine made my heart flutter. And we lasted and are totally happy (most days) lol.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Thanks relationshipc! I think work can be either or for alot of folks. But in general, I think it depends on the environment and the people involved.


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Crissylite 4 years ago

Very cool article :)


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Thanks crissylite!


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cfin 4 years ago from The World we live in

I went tO college with a guy like wolowitz. He once hit on a girl serving him at a supermarket check out, because she "smiled at him". He was majorly creepy. he also used to hit on girls on the library. Once when he leaned over to whisper at a girl in the library, and he let out some, *ahem* unwelcome gas. It was fantastic. I have shared your hub and voted it up :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

I did laugh when I saw the big bang theory, my favorite program! and the photo of poor leonard! I actually met a great guy at work, we were working in a fancy dress shop! lol! but yes it all went wrong, and no I took no notice of the skeptics who said, well, yes it will go wrong! really funny! lol!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

I can't even imagine what that girl thought after he let one fly- I'm sure it gave her extra cause to reject him. Thanks so much cfin!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

I can't wait for the Big Bang Theory to come back Nell! It's one thing to be hit on at work and another to pursue a work romance that went sour but they're both learning experiences. Thanks for coming by and commenting!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Alecia, great hub -this really made me laugh! I met my husband whilst walking to work (we both worked at the same place) but some of the others hee hee...a funeral home! Oh dear, what memories you might be able to relate to your grandchildren about how you met.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

You've picked some interesting places for 'romantic' pick ups and shown a great sense of humor. So glad you stayed twelve long enough to develop your keen sense of humor and intuition. I'm impressed with (and enjoyed) your references to Law & Order and The Big Bang Theory....great job!

Voted up, funny, and interesting.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Thanks Jools! I'm hoping I don't end up like my cousin and get hit on at the funeral parlor.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Thank you so much tillsontitan!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Loved this and came back for a second read! voted up and shared, nell


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jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Found this very funny and I definitely agree with number 1. I did, however, meet my husband while at work. Voted up and shared!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi jenbeach21,

I think work is an either or place. If you're working and I'm receiving services, I think it's best to keep it professional but if you work together that's different. Thanks for coming by, commenting, and sharing!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

LOL Alecia, this was great-very funny and boy, I can only imagine some of those situations. You seem to be able to handle yourself well. As for the Wedding Crashers...don't you recall there was part of the movie where he went from wedding crashing to funeral crashing? Haha. Well done. Rated Up/Funny


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Denise,

It's been awhile since I've seen Wedding Crashers but I forgot they attempted that in the movie. Either way, it usually produces some very unsavory results. Thanks so much for coming by and commenting!


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adrienne2 3 years ago from Atlanta

Hi Alecia...LOL...ok I will confess in my yester-younger-years I am totally guilty of loving the hitting on guys while driving. I really did not think people still try to hook up while driving. Well, to me its an old school way to meet someone. Its the texting and talking on the phone while driving these day that irks me to tears. And really at a FUNERAL home, that is just in such poor taste. Who in the world would stoop so low to hit on someone at a funeral or memorial service?? Voted funny!


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Alecia Murphy 3 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hey adrienne2,

I think driving and talking is funny to think about. But I agree, I still can't get over the funeral home thing either. Thanks for coming by and commenting!


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Hitting on someone while driving is also just plain dangerous because it's so distracting! Have seen my fair share of hits in classrooms as a teacher between teens with raging hormones. One got so bad that someone photographed it and it became a shot on an online newspaper here. Definitely the worst place to perform a hit! Passing these great reminders on!


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Alecia Murphy 3 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina Author

Hi Michelle,

Thanks as always :)!

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