I Got Rejected Hardcore At The Cell Phone Store

I thoroughly enjoyed Roosh’s post about him getting brutally rejected on the subway, and it inspired me to write my own rejection story. I LOVE getting rejected, I think it’s a hoot, and at the end I’ll tell you why…

I love strippers

Okay, so I moved back to my hometown a couple of months ago, and within the first couple of days of moving back I had to hit the cell phone store to get the number changed on my cell phone. I bopped on down to the AT&T store at around 10:00 am…no shave, no shower, dressed in shorts and a t-shirt. I think I had even been drinking the night before. Obviously, I was in no state to impress anyone.

At the AT&T store I was the only customer in the joint and there were probably half a dozen employees standing around, guys and girls. I gave my phone to the girl at the counter and she told me it would take about 10 minutes to get everything squared away. No problem, I sat down and chilled.

In walked a 10. Holy fuck. Young, turbo hottie, long blonde hair, big rack, sublime ass, lovely face, dressed cute. She was like a ray of sunshine perkily sauntering into a cave. My heartrate spiked. (To be perfectly honest, she had a stripper’s body and the stripper look about her and so I assumed she was a stripper. I wasn’t far off.) She handed over her phone and got it serviced and then she wandered around to look at phones. Her service was only going to take a minute or two.

I was in zero condition to make a move, but I knew I was going to, because that’s what I do. These are opportunities and sitting still is far worse than any type of possible (probable) rejection. I considered simply walking up to her in the store and saying hello, but I opted not to because there were so many employees within earshot.

She got her phone back. She opened the door and walked outside. At that exact instant, the AT&T rep asked me something about my phone. I ignored her. Heart like a machine gun, I followed the hottie outside. Here’s the exchange:

Lance: “Excuse me, but you look really familiar, did we go to high school together?”

Hottie: “No, I’m from out of state. I work downtown though, so you probably saw me there.” She did a three-quarter turn towards me, then turned back and kept walking towards her car after delivering her response.

Lance: “Cool. What places?” [at this point, when she said she worked downtown, I knew she worked in the bars] Still retreating.

Hottie: “Chillers. Big Belly’s.” She put on her sunglasses and unlocked her car.

Lance: “Oh, yeah. I go to Chiller’s, I think saw you tending bar there.”

Hottie: “Actually, I’m one of the beer tub girls.” At this point, she was climbing into her car and I was well and truly blown out. Unless I was Brad P., there was absolutely nothing I could do.

Lance: “Well, you take care.”

The hottie drove off. I walked back into the AT&T store and every one of those employees stared. They all had seen the exchange go down through the store windows. Not one of them smirked or made a comment. I waited an additional five minutes, got my phone, and left. On the way home, I texted a couple of my guy friends and told them that I just got my first blowout after moving back to town. Their response: “Awesome!”

My heartrate during and after that encounter was totally pegged, and that little interaction was the best rush I had that day. It was awesome. I will tell you, I love doing approaches, and I enjoy the process of getting rejected nearly as much as I do making connections. It amuses me, and I always come away from it feeling good because I took a shot and because it’s super ballsy. I’ve probably been rejected like this 100 times. After awhile, you realize rejection is nothing, that you’re still a cool guy at the end of the day, and that you define your own experiences.

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  • http://tsquest.blogspot.com T

    What a great story. I like your perspective… and honesty.

    Thanks Lance.

    Ts last blog post..Happy Birthday Rose! – Updated

  • light

    Rejections aren’t as bad as most people think. Sometimes they just don’t feel like talking to anyone (they might be busy or whatever). It’s their problem.

    Thanks for sharing!

    “It’s not about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward… that’s how winning is done.”

  • http://www.vcarded.com The Virgin

    Wish I had your demeanor and outlook, no matter how many times I hear the same thing.

  • http://hammer86.wordpress.com Hammer

    Lol too funny bud! Those rejections are always fun to look back and reflect on. I have to bust your balls for a second though. What did I tell you about those AFC openers?
    I know your game is tight, I’ve seen it first-hand. But in a situation like that, especially when your appearance isn’t on point, you really need to use a real opener. You invoked Brad P, his horse-girl opener would have been great. Or you could go uber-direct. But the “do I know you from somewhere opener is one she’s heard a million times.
    The point of your post is well received though. When it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter. We can laugh about it now. The sooner you guys get that, the better off you’ll be.

    Hammers last blog post..NFL Bets: Week 3

  • http://hammer86.wordpress.com Hammer

    Virgin, wishing isn’t going to get you anywhere. Lance’s demeanor and outlook are not something he was born with, they’re something he learned.

    Hammers last blog post..NFL Bets: Week 3

  • http://www.theseductionbible.com Bobby Rio

    I much rather go down in flames then go home hating myself for lack of action.

    You did something 98% of men out there would not have had the balls to do.

  • http://www.idatewhite.com Eathan

    Congrats Lance. That’s the way to make a strong move. I have one piece of advice for ya..

    You did the toughest thing, you approached her. You pursued her, you made your move! (toughest part)
    Close the deal.. give her your card and your brief elevator pitch. What’s a elevator pitch? That’s when you have 15-20 sec. to say.. “I’m sure you’re used to guys hitting on you.. but give me a call if you wanna be ignored all night”

    I promised you it works. A true 10 will never EVER forget you. She’ll call from pure curiosity.
    In the words of “HITCH”.. you only need 1 chance.

    Great Job! You got balls!

  • http://www.idatewhite.com Eathan

    If you’re not a natural… You better be a good student.

  • http://honeyandlance.com/contact Lance

    @Hammer: Good call. Full disclosure: this attempted PU was one of my first day game approaches of a turbo, so I didn’t have any material in the queue. I have since rectified that. Horse girl opener would certainly been better than what I said. I was basically verbally fumbling over myself.

    @Eathan: I like that sales-type approach. I think having a 15-30″ elevator pitch is super important for quick day game approaches, like in my story. If you’re walking down the street and you see a hottie, you need something fast and impactful.

  • http://www.yankeeinnewworld.com NewWrldYankee

    But doesn’t approaching her and following behind her to her car kind of preclude the fact that he would be ignoring her. Yes, its a cute line and clever and would prob garner attention, but only if you think the guy has the gall to back it up. I don’t know if it would work in this case, but Lance back burner this for a diff day. Tell us if it works, eh?

  • http://www.idatewhite.com Eathan

    @Newwrldyankee – the basic part of the premise is to set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd. 10’s are used to getting attention… anti-typical approaches work more than you think. Every now and then you have to be creative. It’s the ABC.. Always Be Closing. ALWAYS!

  • http://dadshouseblog.com dadshouse

    The employees were silent because they were in awe of you. Nice job, even if it didn’t work out. I misfire all the time (like my Hot for Teacher post!) And you just have to move forward to the next approach, and know that at least you tried.

    dadshouses last blog post..Hot, Sexy, Confident

  • http://honeyandlance.com Lance

    Agreed, the rejections and misfires are really the bedrock of your reference experience. Now, if I go to a store in the morning and a hottie walks in, I have a much better handle on what to do, partly in thanks to the response here! Thanks, all!

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