Not that he avoids love. Just the opposite: he loves love, can’t get enough of it. It’s just that he’s not very good at it. He tries, though . . . and over the years, with various women and in various places, he has developed a list of pick-up lines that he likes, even if they rarely work.
Here are five of them:
1. “I’ve got a seventeen-year-old Buick Skylark with a heater that still works.”
2. “That was the best shooting I’ve ever seen.”
3. “I’m not sure, but I think your vibrator just turned on the garbage disposal.”
4. “Faking it is okay.”
5. “Always lie to me.”
Joe likes these lines well enough that he even recommends them to lovelorn friends. Most of those friends no longer talk to him.
A longer list of Joe’s lines appears on my website: http://www.michaelwileyonline.com/favorites.html.