The New Small Talk

lfigueroa

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
(with apologies to Lerner and Lowe)

So the other day I'm practicing and a younger fellow comes up to me and asks, "Are you a single?"

?

Am I a single?

So I query, "Huh?'

And he says, "Are you playing alone?"

And I says, "Yes."

Then he says, "Do you want to mess around?"

Do I want to mess around?

As you can imagine, by now, I've heard all the pool hall questions and know when someone is asking me to play for funnsies and just knock them around (which I always decline out of principle) or to play for money (which I generally accept if I don't recognize the fellow posing the question from a DVD, stream, or the last few brackets of a tournament chart). But this is new uncharted territory and I was momentarily flummox but eventually decide he's just a banger looking for another banger to play for fun and I say, "No."

But then afterwards... I was thinking to myself: maybe that's the new, "Play some?"

Has the parade passed me by?
(with apologies to Jerry Herman)

Lou Figueroa
 

CocoboloCowboy

Cowboys are my heros.
Silver Member
Millinel lingo, maybe a Navajo Code Talker could figure out what the young person mean. Maybe Not?
 

Black-Balled

He Rides the Skies
Silver Member
Seems pretty obvious to me the guy was coming on to you, Lou.

You still got it!

pj
chgo
 

Allen Brown

Pool Whale
Silver Member
That’s not pool lingo from millennials. The guy was coming on to you and wanted to put some sugar in your tank.
 

SBC

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
(with apologies to Lerner and Lowe)

So the other day I'm practicing and a younger fellow comes up to me and asks, "Are you a single?"

?

Am I a single?

So I query, "Huh?'

And he says, "Are you playing alone?"

And I says, "Yes."

Then he says, "Do you want to mess around?"

Do I want to mess around?

As you can imagine, by now, I've heard all the pool hall questions and know when someone is asking me to play for funnsies and just knock them around (which I always decline out of principle) or to play for money (which I generally accept if I don't recognize the fellow posing the question from a DVD, stream, or the last few brackets of a tournament chart). But this is new uncharted territory and I was momentarily flummox but eventually decide he's just a banger looking for another banger to play for fun and I say, "No."

But then afterwards... I was thinking to myself: maybe that's the new, "Play some?"

Has the parade passed me by?
(with apologies to Jerry Herman)

Lou Figueroa
Pretty sure that was the "parade".
 

Z-Nole

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Was it a new bar you were in Lou? Maybe all male bartenders and clientele? Wham playing on the jukebox? There's a few millennials in our room and I've never heard them talk like that, but I have put a few pounds on during this covid thing.
 

michael4

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
(with apologies to Lerner and Lowe)

So the other day I'm practicing and a younger fellow comes up to me and asks, "Are you a single?"

Am I a single?

So I query, "Huh?'

And he says, "Are you playing alone?"

And I says, "Yes."

Then he says, "Do you want to mess around?"

Lou Figueroa

Time to lose the skinny jeans................
 

straightline

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Some of the men that hit on me are prettier than any lady I'd dream of pursuing. This leads me to wonder about the tastes of gay guys. :grin:
 

lfigueroa

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
OK, I really didn't even consider the gay angle and I'm from San Francisco, lol.

Lou Figueroa
 

worktheknight

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
This reminds me of the last time was in Las Vegas and a pleasant looking
50ish aged woman kept following me around. I mean, I was dodging
through crowds, weaving in and out of islands of casino slot machines,
cutting through blackjack tables and every time
I stopped, this woman would be there, I sat down at a machine, she sat next
to me explaining how to win and so forth and finally I get up and she's following me,
I finally turned and said, lady, don't bother me, don't follow me, I want nothing to do
with you.
Her reply to me,
What's Wrong With You !!, I started laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes
and finally said,
I guess it's because I am married and lucky to have my wife. This woman was angry,
a woman scorned, not until I stood by a security officer, did she finally start a hunt on
someone else.
One of the funniest things to ever happen to me, a physco person asking me
What's Wrong With You !!!, dear lord, precious moments.
 

jay helfert

Shoot Pool, not people
Gold Member
Silver Member
This reminds me of the last time was in Las Vegas and a pleasant looking
50ish aged woman kept following me around. I mean, I was dodging
through crowds, weaving in and out of islands of casino slot machines,
cutting through blackjack tables and every time
I stopped, this woman would be there, I sat down at a machine, she sat next
to me explaining how to win and so forth and finally I get up and she's following me,
I finally turned and said, lady, don't bother me, don't follow me, I want nothing to do
with you.
Her reply to me,
What's Wrong With You !!, I started laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes
and finally said,
I guess it's because I am married and lucky to have my wife. This woman was angry,
a woman scorned, not until I stood by a security officer, did she finally start a hunt on
someone else.
One of the funniest things to ever happen to me, a physco person asking me
What's Wrong With You !!!, dear lord, precious moments.

You're in luck. That was a man, not a woman! :cool:
 
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