Just can't do it

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    I read the story and all I could think of the whole time was
    Police Quest, the locker room, and the guy cleaning it. I
    wonder if that guy gets as many phone numbers as gamegod?

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    I mean, it's not to make you feel bad, I've heard it, that's all, If you're going to do something, GO FOR IT!!!, you could be one of those exceptions

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    Okay...

    Just in case you cant do it...here is an idea, this is what I did once.

    Remember my story about Katherine earlier in this thread?

    Well, like I said earlier...I gave her those roses on Valentines Day...but lets rewind back to December...

    In December I really wanted to talk to her, but I couldnt. So what I did was I got one of my friends to come with me and we stood outside the cheerleader room.

    When she came out of the cheerleader room and started walking down the hall, I had my friend all out her name. She turned around. Now I was forced to talk to her.

    So I went up to her and I was like, "Hey, Katherine..." and she said hi. Unfortunately she had to go really quickly, so we said like one or two more things but then she had to go...so then I didnt end up talking to her again until that Valentines Day which I already described.

    But that is what you can do. If you cant do it, get a friend to call out her name...she will turn around...you go up to her and start talking to her. Just do it at a time where she wont have to leave really quickly.
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    Yeh, I guess I could give that a try. But I don't really want to get any friends involved in this. I've heard stories that the friends cause it to blow up totally in his face.

    Well, today's the day. I'm just about to go to school. I'm mentally ready, I hope. I just have to say, what have I got to lose? I'm doing it!

    --Garfield
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    Let us know how it went Garfield.
    Ramble on...

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    This is nice thread. It just shows the fact oskilian mentioned above. In my opinion, most of the programmers (not hobby programmers, but profesional ones) really have this problem. Yeah, I got the same problem too, Garfield. I hate it. I hate the feeling when you have to do it and you're so anxious or what is the English word for it, that you simply can't. Programmers spent more of the time in front of a monitor than other people, so their ability to communicate is in general worse. I think that's the reason. You always use your brain to solve algorithms, find bugs and stuff like that and when there comes a cute girl you get this chilling feeling and don't know what to do with it. Did I expressed it fine in my poor English?

    The conclusion of this is: programmers think of social and love problems more than they should and so thay just stay back thinking and not doing something.

    I'm not trying to say programmers must be more brainy than other people but they cogitate another way.

    And that's it: don't think of her or you'll think a hole in her head.
    Please excuse my poor english...

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    >In my opinion, most of the programmers (not hobby programmers, but profesional ones) really have this problem. Yeah, I got the same problem <

    Most adolescents, whatever their calling have this problem.
    With some, it's a problem into and throughout adulthood.

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    Okay, breaking news. It is good news, and it is bad news. I'll give the bad news first:

    I'm not too sure anymore if I really do want to "see" her. I was with her when she was talking and it was just a bit of a turn-off. Also, see good news for the other reason why I'm "wearing" off of her.

    Now for the good news. There is this other girl. Except, I have this girl in two of my classes, so I know her a little better than the other. She is really cute and I think that I'm going to ask her to this dance. Her friends told me to go for it so I think I'm going to.

    Yup, this all happened in one day. I guess I'm happy about it. Maybe I'll just try my luck with the first one. If she turns me down, who cares? I have this other girl.

    --Garfield
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    Oh, and I also do believe that programmers have the same problem with girls. It is just natural. Nothing we can do about it.

    --Garfield
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    Rick, I don't agree with you, but my explanation why disappeared with single keystroke:

    Right now I wrote about 40 lines of text and switched to another application, then switched back, pressed Esc because I didn't know I'm back (from unknown reason it didn't refresh) and everything disappeared!! Never press Esc when posting (in phase of writing text) to this board. I looked through HTML of this page and there is <textarea> tag used for text input. I never used this tag in my web projects and I wonder why it is designed to clear with Esc. (maybe it's Microsoft made)...
    P.P.S.
    If you like to know why I don't agree, I'll try to explain it. But probably you don't.
    P.S. for Garfield
    If you were able to forget about the first girl so quickly, you can't have any problem at all!!!!
    Last edited by larry; 10-12-2001 at 03:08 PM.
    Please excuse my poor english...

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    Why've you changed your avatar? Garfield was cool.
    Please excuse my poor english...

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    Hey man, tell us how you do (when you DO)

    and, when the proper time comes, I may post my own problem

    Oskilian

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    I say go for the new girl...

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    oh, and by the way, if you have pressed Esc, you can undo the clear by hitting the keyboard(no, just kidding), do Ctrl-Z.

    Oskilian

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    >Rick, I don't agree with you, but my explanation why disappeared with single keystroke: <

    Ah, I know the problem. People who post long messages should
    always do it in a word processor and copy it the board--but I
    never do, consequently I lose posts for any reason you can think of.

    Maybe you're right. I'm only speaking from what I saw and felt
    as a young boy growing up. It may not be a majority of adolescents
    who have problems connecting with the opposite sex, but the
    number still is considerable. As I got older and wiser I felt
    better about myself but I was still shaky with the womenfolfk.
    I'm just a shy person. Lot's of people are that way. Took me
    32 years to find my woman and a year to marry her. I consider myself one of the luckier ones.

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