When a Man Gives You His Business Card (Exhibit B)


I had a question about my iPhone, so I ducked into the new Apple store on 5th avenue. While I was sauntering around the computers, waiting for assistance, I felt someone looking at me. When I looked up, I saw a man on the other side of the kiosk. He quickly looked away and as he fiddled around with a demo phone I realized that he looked really familiar.

We played the I-don’t-want-you-to-think-I’m-looking-at-you-even-though-I-am game for about three minutes and then I realized how I knew him.

I used to rent movies from the Tower Records on 66th and Broadway back when I first moved to New York. There was a guy there who would flirt with me and make casual comments about “taking me to dinner sometime”, at the time I was still insecure and somewhat leery of being hit on by men so I’d joke my way out of his advances. The guy checking me out in the Apple store was the Tower Records guy! But it was clear that he had no idea who I was. He was looking at me because he was attracted all over again (at least we know his taste in women hasn’t changed).

He made his way closer to me.

“I know you,” I said, looking up at him.

“You do?” he replied surprised.

I reminded him of where he used to work and he was shocked that I could place him. I wanted to say Of course I remember you, you hit on me every weekend for a year! but I thought that would have been awkward.

We chatted for a bit and then he reached into his shirt pocket. “Let me give you my card…”

“Thanks,” I said rolling my eyes internally.

Based on “Exhibit A” we know how I feel about men who give me their cards instead of asking me for my information. Although it was nice to see that this guy didn’t work in video retail anymore, I was annoyed that this whole business card thing was happening twice out of the blue.
After seeing everyone’s comments on the photographer I’d already decided to email him. Now I have two case studies.

I’ll email them both and we’ll see how these men handle themselves.

Any predictions?

  • http://twitter.com/girltrueheart girltrueheart

    What can I say, I'm an optimistic romantic. I think they'll both ask you out. Of course providing Video/Apple guy is single.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06015401660522301009 FatGirlsOpinion

    eh…i feel like both the guys are kinda iffy. i dont know why haha. Hope im wrong. Im going for the photographer though;]

  • Jacquelyn

    Side question: What do you think of a chick giving a guy her business card to show him she's interested?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15479980691366086356 Punky

    Business cards. How irritating. They're for business not pleasure! As TBGB readers we need to come up with quick business card comebacks!

    In college I used to flat out tell guys I wasn't going to call them if they gave me their number, but I don't know if that'll fly in the adult world.

  • Aimee

    I saw something on TV where a guy gave a girl his card, she looked at it, smiled and thanked him, then wrote her number on the back and passed it back to him, playfully suggesting he give her a call sometime. Confident, sassy and lobs the ball right back over the net – I love it!

  • Aimee

    Should have kept reading before I posted… I see a couple other people mentioned this approach on a more recent entry. ;)

  • Sarah Elzein

    So really what are you supposed to do with business cards? guys give them to me like all the time I have a clutch full of cards like I’m building a contact list and I never know what to do with em..like do you call the person randomly or do you email them or whatever and when and what do you say? like hey you gave me your card the other day? its awkward , why don’t guys just exchange digits? some guys go like whats your no.? oh I will just give you my card here you go! and in my head I’m like NOOOO NOT ANOTHER CARD! but I just say thank you and never use it.