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Aug 16, 2007, 11:45 AM
Advice for a Shy Guy

(Two friends talking over lunch)

John: I just don't know what to do. She's so beautiful, but I don't know what to say...

Alan: It can't be all that bad. She's just a person like you or me...

John: What should I do? Should I ask her on a date?

Alan: Why don't you go a little more slowly? Just sit down next to her in the cafeteria, or in class. Anywhere. Say, 'Hi, how are you?', 'My name is John.' You know, the simple things.

John: But she'll just turn away.

Alan: No, she won't. She'll say 'Hi, nice to meet you.'. You should be more confident.

John: That's easy for you to say.

Alan: Would you like me to speak to her first?

John: NO, you are too dangerous!

Alan: What? Dangerous? What are you talking about?

John: Oh come on, you know all the girls are crazy for you.

Alan: Please ...you're joking!

John: Anyway, what should I do?

Alan: You should go over there now. You should introduce yourself and have a conversation. It's as easy as that.

John: OK, here I go ...

Alan: Good luck. And remember, SMILE!

Aug 16, 2007, 11:49 AM
Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is John afraid of?

a. Going on a date with a girl

b. An upcoming test

c. Introducing himself to a girl

2. What does his friend suggest?

a. Asking her out on a date

b. Sitting down next to her and making conversation

c. Asking her to marry him

3. What does Alan think John needs to be?

a. Less confident

b. More confident

c. More dangerous

4. Why does John not want Alan to speak to her?

a. Because Alan is careless

b. Because the girls are crazy for him

c. Because he's joking

5. What does Alan remind John to do?

a. Laugh

b. Smile

c. Make a joke