The available chair approach
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Anonymous contributor, mindlist:
"You walk up to one or more women who are sitting at one of these
outdoor cafe tables. Be sure you walk up to a group where there is a chair at
their table that isn't being used. Maybe you should buy something at
the cafe first, but that's probably not required.
You then smile and say, "Hello, I was wondering if this chair was
being used by anybody / I was wondering... is this chair available?"
They'll say no / yes, the chair's available. They assume you need to borrow
it for some table you'll be eating at.
So after they answer you, give a big smile and plop yourself down in
the chair with a relieved sigh. Then maybe say something like, "Boy, it
sure feel good to sit down for a second. By the way, my name's Ben, how do
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