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(BBC)   Man spends 18 hours next to "Girlfriend Wanted" sign. Gets 93 phone numbers   ( news.bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2005-06-28 05:11:48 AM  
I almost did the the other day on a dare. Hm..maybe i'll try it anyway.
 
2005-06-28 05:15:41 AM  
I wonder how many of them work.
 
2005-06-28 05:19:16 AM  
I wonder if he can get on a serious date, as those women know that he has plenty of other dates.

It's like Survivor :P
 
2005-06-28 05:22:32 AM  
I wonder if the sign included "disabled veteran" and "god bless you" as well.
 
2005-06-28 05:23:04 AM  
I'm afraid that if I tried this I'd just end up getting a rambunctious crowd throwing things at my head.
 
2005-06-28 05:51:20 AM  
"It definitely beats going down the pub".

however it probably wouldn't beat going down in the pub....
 
2005-06-28 06:16:17 AM  
Dunno if it's just me, but I normally go home with a chick first, then I get her phone number.

/not really
 
2005-06-28 06:27:47 AM  
5 years from now he'll have a sign reading "divorce lawyer wanted (or a cheap one night stand)"
 
2005-06-28 07:31:49 AM  
If I tried that I'm pretty sure my wife would kick my ass.

/obvious
 
2005-06-28 07:43:10 AM  
I wonder how many were 212/479-7990


/not a real person's number
//not a plug
 
2005-06-28 08:03:15 AM  
*takes notes*
 
2005-06-28 08:14:08 AM  
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/unavailable for comment.
 
2005-06-28 08:14:50 AM  
So I'm guessing my sign that says "Will stick weiner inside you for food" isn't such a good idea?
 
2005-06-28 09:08:09 AM  
93 phone numbers?

Divided by seven, that's almost 14 complete phone numbers.

/still better than my... entire... nevermind.
 
2005-06-28 09:30:52 AM  
He got 93 phone numbers, but how many of the were from women? Eh?
 
2005-06-28 09:30:56 AM  
The man gets 93 phone numbers but then goes to a pub and gets another number? 93 is not enough?
 
2005-06-28 09:32:10 AM  
wow thats brilliant.. i think i need to make myself a sign and find a nice starbucks to station myself in front of.. ya never know maybe ill even make a few bucks

go dude!
 
2005-06-28 09:34:29 AM  
How many farkers are thinking of doing this right now?
 
2005-06-28 09:34:35 AM  
93 phone numbers? I guess the question is, how many of those numbers were worth calling...
 
2005-06-28 09:34:37 AM  
OK, I give - why is this labeled strange. It would seem the hero or cool tag would be more appropriate for Fark.
 
2005-06-28 09:34:40 AM  
ozone

This is in england, There number is 09061 100 596
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-06-28 09:36:51 AM  
I'd give this a try but it's too hot out right now.
 
2005-06-28 09:37:20 AM  
Quick, delete that link before Mark Burnett sees it and does another romantic reality show!
 
2005-06-28 09:37:48 AM  
http://racing.kcgeek.net/albums/album21/ninja.jpg

/no html skillz
//apparently no ninja skillz either
///best pics evar
 
2005-06-28 09:38:29 AM  
How many of those people thought this was part of a new reality show?
 
2005-06-28 09:38:51 AM  
I would love to see someone PS the "Get a brain morans" picture so his sign says, "Get a girlfriend morans" or something equally suitable.
 
2005-06-28 09:39:54 AM  
I'm about to try this.

Hopefully my actual girlfriend doesn't drive by though. :\
 
2005-06-28 09:40:49 AM  
Cereal Killer

Just how drunk would you need to be not to notice that's not a geographic or mobile number ? (and 1.50 a minute !)

07774 598 750 - far more useful
 
2005-06-28 09:42:42 AM  
Time to get out that "Clean pussy wanted for abusive relationship!" cardboard I have behind the desk.
 
2005-06-28 09:42:50 AM  
What you don't know is that ALL 93 numbers were from fat chicks! Aaaaiiiiiyyyyyeeeee!
 
2005-06-28 09:42:56 AM  
I wonder if any of them gave out Paris Hilton's p3ownd phone number to him?
 
2005-06-28 09:43:22 AM  
Looking for a nice new box he dabbled with some passive moxie.
 
2005-06-28 09:44:50 AM  
It's the law of large numbers people. The more phone numbers he gets the chance that at least a few are hot and worth calling go up. He does have the option of not calling them all.
 
2005-06-28 09:44:52 AM  
I think emogeek won the thread.
 
2005-06-28 09:45:01 AM  
when i was in highschool i made a sign that i put up in the grill... it was a sign up sheet for girls to go on dates with me... i got quite a few responses and i was even written up in the school paper
 
2005-06-28 09:46:56 AM  
boo, boo....booooooooo.....one small step for man, one giant step (down) for mankind.

me thinks that all men have lost a little respect after this - still thinking of getting my sign making skills down pat, though :(
 
2005-06-28 09:49:40 AM  
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2005-06-28 09:49:44 AM  
He told BBC News: "I had got to the point, not just with women, where I was so disappointed with people's reactions when I spoke to them but the experience just shattered them.

PARSE ERROR... MY HEAD A-SPLODE

/867-5309
 
2005-06-28 09:54:54 AM  
Hell, that's a good idea!

It's cheaper than going to a nightclub.
 
2005-06-28 09:56:36 AM  
That number again : 212-NO-ELAINE
 
2005-06-28 09:57:36 AM  
Back in my day we used to look for girls on the internets. Now blokes are out there with their fancy stalls on high streets with sign-up sheets. Where has chivalry gone?
 
2005-06-28 09:59:11 AM  
/should I use a crisp white posterboard and a magic marker or contract a sign maker?
 
2005-06-28 10:02:21 AM  
Nobody worth calling would give their number to some strange guy holding a desperation sign.
 
2005-06-28 10:05:15 AM  
Self-confessed cynic Jeremy Butler, 32, did not get a negative comment during his 18 hours on Crouch End High Street in north London at the weekend...

...And then the story appeared on FARK.
 
2005-06-28 10:06:23 AM  

So, they guy is disappointed that people don't lavish praise on his when they meet him on the street, so he puts up a huge "PAY ATTENTION TO ME" sign and gets women to pay attention to him without him having to show any personality or likeable features. To him, I say...

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2005-06-28 10:07:17 AM  
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2005-06-28 10:08:41 AM  
Staplermofo: "I wonder how many of them work."

I'm sure most of them work. Some work the street, some the alley, others work the strip clubs. It's all about where the finanically generous lonely men are...
 
2005-06-28 10:09:36 AM  
Hey, I'm all for reducing kitten death. I'd go for him.
 
2005-06-28 10:10:12 AM  
"On his list of telephone numbers he said: "It definitely beats going down the pub"

So he's sitting home with a tub of vaseline, some tissues, his phone and his list of phone numbers...
 
2005-06-28 10:11:27 AM  
There are a lot of ugly women out there. That's what makes the hot ones so remarkable...
 
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