How to chat up a girl! Or not....
Cheesey chat up lines...we've probably all experienced one or two of those. And they are nothing new!
Ovid again with advice on how to chat up a girl (or not) at the races. A very funny poem and one of my GCSE texts (no, it wasn't THAT long ago).
'I am not sitting here as a fan of noble steeds,
But I do hope that the one you are supporting is victorious.
I have come to talk with you and sit with you,
To make you aware of the love you are stirring.
You are watching the races, I am watching you: so let us both
Gaze upon what we like and each of us feast our eyes.
Oh what a lucky charioteer is he that fellow you favour.
For has he become the object of your affection?
Were this to happen to me, were I that charioteer, I would press on
With courageous spirit carried by the horses released from the sacred starting gate,
And then I will slacken the reins, I will mark the backs of my horses with my whip,
Now I am grazing the turning posts with my inner wheel.
But if then you are espied by my as I race, I will slow down,
And the slackened reins will flow from my grasp.
Surprisingly, it worked.
She says at the end: 'Enough of this, let's go somewhere else'.
Ooh, la la!