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Receptionist At My Doctor's Office  
User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1853 times:

Greetings!
I recently switched to a general health clinic near my home town of Austin. There is a girl who works as a receptionist there I find attractive. I have an appointment tomorrow morning, and am wondering, is it possible to ask her out? Or would that be too difficult, seeing as how it's at a work place and she is going to be busy? (Not to mention the fact I will be not in the world's greatest health when I am there....as I have a bad cough.)

So what does anyone think? Any advice is helpful.
Thanks -
KAUST




"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."
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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1850 times:

Well certainly don't ask her out if you'll be coughing all over the place. Most people don't find that too attractive.  Smile

Maybe when you feel better you can just pretend you feel sick and go then and ask her out.

Harry



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1833 times:

You're gonna ask her out when you're sick?

Don't forget she has access to your health files, so if you do ask her out, she may take a peak. Any embarassing ailments?  Smile



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User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1825 times:

I have plenty of embarrassing ailments haha...

I like Newark's advice though, go in when I am healthier? Although, then I'd risk her not being there and/or going in for nothing, when to get there is a bit of a drive.

KAUST



"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."
User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1814 times:

Make another appointment in a few weeks because your problem is that you're hung like a horse. Then ask her out - she'll be sure to checkout your file  Smile

User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1809 times:

A nice card might work, in person - not in the mail, just once, saying that you'd like to grab a coffee with her. Be nice - it's all good.


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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4511 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1800 times:

If she's the receptionist and you have to fill some stuff out...intentionally leave your phone number blank and then when she sees that you left it blank, she'll ask you to write your number.

Then you can say 'i suppose i shoudl ask you the same question'

haha



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User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1785 times:

LMAO AirXLiban...
I already filled out that paperwork a longgggggg time ago haha.




"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

This has got to be in the top ten of the 101 ways not to pick up a woman.
You state you're recently switched to this medical office. So, have you built a rapport with this receptionist as yet? Do you honestly feel she knows you well enough to trust her person out on a date with you?? First time she ever knew of your existence is when you dragged your sick and hacking self into their office. Why on earth should she want anything to do with you? For all she knows, you could be a carrier for some incurable and highly contagious disease  Laugh out loud
I'd advise you walk away from this mission. But, if you won't take that bit of advice... Allow her sufficient time to become better acquainted with you. Don't rush or you'll be looking for another medical clinic very soon in an effort to avoid the embarrassment.

This is Frasier Crane wishing you good night and good mental health


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Receptionists are like waitresses and bartenders; they get hit on all day long so you have no shot while they're at work. You have to catch them outside their natural environment.

Next time you go in, strike up a conversation while you're waiting. Find out which bars/cafes/restaurants/bookstores/cemetries she frequents. If you and she are like-minded, there's a good chance you're both already hanging out in some of the same spots. Catch her off-duty, while she's out on social time. Say "hi," say "hi" to her friends, buy them a round, and take it from there.

If you try to hit on her in the office, she may shoot you down without even giving you a chance because she's fearful that it's unprofessional and may jeopardize her employment.



"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

"Receptionists are like waitresses and bartenders; they get hit on all day long so you have no shot while they're at work. You have to catch them outside their natural environment."

While I mostly agree with what you're saying, it's not impossible. A couple of years ago I dated a girl that I met at a Chiropractors office. We chatted/flirted in the first couple of visits, then on the third I made a move.
Of course I did it out of earshot of other people and made sure Doc wasn't right there. But if she's interested and you do it with taste, she won't care that you're asking her while she's at work.

KAUST's situation is a little trickier. If you have a cough, then don't do it. But don't hesitate to at least chat it up a little for possible future opportunities.
Life is too short to worry about it too much. Once you're healthy, just go for it.

Not that I'm an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

Kris




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User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

KAUST's situation is a little trickier. If you have a cough, then don't do it. But don't hesitate to at least chat it up a little for possible future opportunities.
Life is too short to worry about it too much. Once you're healthy, just go for it.


For god's sake guys. Why cant he ask her out right now and say that they could do the actual outing when he's better?


User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Here's a woman's point of view.

Asking someone out directly while they are at work is awkward, and will be viewed as borderline unprofessional by the woman's co-workers.

Here's what you do: Send her a nice arrangement of flowers. (Not roses, just a colorful bouquet.) It doesn't have to be expensive, and if you want to cut costs you can buy it and have a friend deliver it for you (posing as a delivery guy.) Include a note that says something to the effect of: "Enjoyed meeting you the other day. Hope you have a good week."

If she is a normal, civil person she will call and thank you for the flowers (she'll get your number from the file), which will provide an opportunity to ask her out.

A client of mine did this to me once, except I had a boyfriend at the time so I didn't go out with him. But it certainly made an impression on me (and definitely made my b/f curious!)

Women love it when men "work at it" a little.


User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1614 times:


Just what I expected from you lot at airliners.net, each and every one of you a potential Dr Ruth!

For fcuks sake, go up to her and ask her out. Cut out the bullshit, ask her straight. She says no, move on, what's the problem here boys??


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Or better yet, club her over the head and drag her out of the office by the hair.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

Hopefully its not your 2nd time meeting with this babe.If so continue the Hello for some time.
Secondly try meeting this babe outside the Doctors office for a change.
maybe things might just click.
 Big thumbs up
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Wellity, had the appointment this morning. Didn't bother to say as a thing, as when I checked in she asked if I had been there before. (Was like my 4th time there,) so obviously I don't strike her as being particularly worth remembering  Laugh out loud. I thought of the cards/flowers idea mentioned earlier, but if she cannot remember my face to go with my name, there is not much chance she'd remember my name by it's own merit.

Incidently, as far as my diagnosis goes, have a viral lung infection. Got a nice little inhaler to use as well as some cough medicine.

Cheers -
KAUST



"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."
User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Well, just pop your meds and hopefully it'll take your mind off the whole thing  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

I say send the flowers anyways. If she doesn't call you, it won't matter. After all, she doesn't remember you, right? No harm in trying.

Just write on the note a very simple poem about how her smile made you feel better. And remember, girls like things like flowers, chocolates, shiny things and poems.



"Trying is the first step towards failure" -Homer Simpson
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

"I say send the flowers anyways. If she doesn't call you, it won't matter. After all, she doesn't remember you, right? No harm in trying."

Well, I think his chance has passed. Doing that now would just be a waste of money and time.

"Just write on the note a very simple poem about how her smile made you feel better. And remember, girls like things like flowers, chocolates, shiny things and poems."

True, but I think something like this might come off as a little strange to her coming from a guy that she can't even remember after 4 visits. Especially considering he hasn't even talked to her.

KAUST, don't sweat it man. Don't waste your time worrying about it. There's plenty of fish in the Sea (just not off of Newfoundland).  Smile

Kris



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User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Call me crazy, but inspite of all the good points issued on this post, I feel like I just have to try. I am thinking of calling and asking? Or would this be futile?

Cheers -
KAUST



"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13560 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1382 times:
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Find out which bars/cafes/restaurants/bookstores/cemetries she frequents.

Because after all, nothing puts a girl in the mood quite like sobbing over a loved one's grave....  Nuts



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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

Well, she might be goth...


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Like other people have said, she has access to ANYTHING that a nurse or doctor has written down. So if you have any skeletons in the closet, she'll know about it.

UAL


User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Well I don't have anything that would prevent someone from dating me. No STD's or anything freaky like that lol.

KAUST



"Houston, this is Apollo 8. We are now in Lunar orbit."
25 ZKSUJ : Get your friends to sign up and go in with them when they are sick. Then you will see her regularly. Sooner or later you two will be on a 'first name
26 Post contains images LHMark : Set up an elaborate Rube Goldberg-esque machine involving a boot on a stick, a ball rolling down some stairs, and a man diving into a bathtub. If you
27 Saxdiva : Kaust, I would recommend looking elsewhere for a date. If you ever *do* pick up a case of the clap or decide that the voices are getting a little too
28 Pilotaydin : LOLOLOL i love Delboy's approach..... Delboy, while your logic seems brilliant to the male eye, he is dealing with a female, of whom the minds are mor
29 KAUST : Sooo..... I hate to bring this old dinosaur back to life, but I have a recent development. I found another clinic that is closer to my house, and will
30 PROSA : This would basically be my one last chance (presumably anyways.) So what do you all think? Should I go for it or just forget it? Got for it. You've go
31 Saxdiva : Agreed. In fact, you could mention that one of the reasons you made the switch was because you wanted to get to know her without putting her on the sp
32 KAUST : Welllllll........ haha...got down there (well actually up there), and as I got to the window, I noticed for the first time she had some sort of ring o
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