Background: My first post in the community so be gentle..
Monday night (labor day) I was at a friend's appartment pool and with a group of four, only one girl. There was a decent crowd on hand however as it was a holiday. After noticing some talent present in some of the other groups I decided "F it, time to get my feet wet (pun intended). So as these two girls (HB8.5-9 ish? Is the scale pretty much subjective?) wandered by attached to a pool float, I posed them this riddle I'd given my friends earlier.
Me: Excuse me! My friends are stuck on this riddle and need a little help.
Girls: Look at each other and do the giggle-smile-apprehensive face thing...
Me: (taking this as permission) If you want it you don't need it, if you need it you don't want it, if you have it you don't know it. What is it?
Girls: Whaaat?! Say it again!
At this point I realized they were foreign (Brazilian) and so the words themselves presented a challenge. It worked like a charm though and they were hooked. I tried to keep the conversation fun making fun of their accents while asking to for quick Portugese lessons, splashing off hand, etc... while they were working on it. The riddle was a convenient hook to keep them excited/interested at any point when things lagged. Finally they got really insisted and demanded an answer. I know, I know, I shouldn't have given it away (the answer is Coffin) but I did because I didn't want to make things awkward. I lost them a few seconds later to their group. Took a break until my friends left then joined their group in the hot tub. Made good talk, scored a number from one of the Brazilians, made new friends, still texting the Brazilian, signs point to yes, all good.
Here are my questions though:
1. Coffin is sort of a morbid riddle subject. Does anyone have any that are still whitty in the delivering but slightly more upbeat?
2. The situation I ran into the hot tub once I had attracted my target, established some casual kino and comfort and all that was that I couldn't Isolate. Her group were the only ones left in the pool area and it wasn't my complex so I didn't really have anywhere to go. I feel like I could've got further if I would've had a good excuse to isolate. Does anyone have anygame that relates to this sort of situation?