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Should I ask him up here?

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sourdrawers Sun 17-May-15 12:06:06

Look I know it's Sunday and the sun is shining.. But pleease I need some encouragement . I posted my story on 'what's the most embarrassing thing that's happened to you?' thread yesterday and feel it's time to look wider for help.

Cutting long story short - bloke I fancy lives in garden flat below me. Pretty sure he's single, another neighbour reckons so too. Me, hung washing out on my balcony (mostly undies), windy day, they all flew off and landed in his garden downstairs. I plucked up the nerve to go down there ask him if I could get them, he agreed very nicely offered to help. I refused it and sprinted through his place, to garden, picked, (I thought), all my washing up and was leaving hurriedly, managed to catch bra strap in door handle, they all fell on his floor and I banged head on his living room door. I gathered up all items again and ran home burning with embarrassment.

Day later, knock on door, I answered in old jogging bottoms, filthy old vest, and cat shit, litter tray shovel in my hand. It was him, with a pair of my huge, grey baggies in his hand. He gave them (lovely smile) to me, and made a witty remark. Told me his name and that he's a plumber etc.. I, through half-opened front door , snatched nix off him, in tears of embarrassment. He left saying if he found anymore he'd bring them back..

Anyhow couple of days on and I'm calm and looking incredibly gorgeous, his car is downstairs and I have leaking tap. Should I ask him up here???? If so, how?? WTF do I say??

Theoldcauliflower Sun 17-May-15 12:18:53

Yes yes do it! wink

PaulaJane37 Sun 17-May-15 12:26:09

Yes do it!! And post back what's happens IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

yougotafriend Sun 17-May-15 12:26:33

Haha, that's just the sort of situation I find myself in all the time....

Definitely ask him to take a look at your "plumbing" wink

sourdrawers Sun 17-May-15 12:32:57

But, he's seen my worse pants. What should I say FGS. Knock knock, he answers and............

Vivacia Sun 17-May-15 12:39:18


sourdrawers Sun 17-May-15 12:39:21

Come on, before he goes out!!!

Trebushay Sun 17-May-15 12:39:39

Perfect excuse it might leak into his flat so he NEEDS to help wink

Ask him what have you got to lose (you've lost your pants once anyway haha)

Make him a cup of tea when he's finished and take his number so you can text him if it happens In the middle of the night blushblush

sourdrawers Sun 17-May-15 12:40:16

YES?? I can't just say that!

sourdrawers Sun 17-May-15 12:41:54

Fuck, great idea Trebush. That's it, it's in his interests. Fuck it. I'm applying lip gloss now and going down there...

He can only tell me to piss off and use a fishing rod next windy washing day.. I'll be back

sourdrawers Sun 17-May-15 12:42:15

sorry for bad language

sourdrawers Sun 17-May-15 12:49:46

He's getting his tools and coming up...

HappyGoLuckyGirl Sun 17-May-15 13:03:06

This is brilliant. It's like a bloody novel. Or the start of a really bad porn movie grin

Report back immediately with details on what happens!

Buttercup27 Sun 17-May-15 13:11:19

This is better than any romcom! I wonder if he'll have any diet Pepsi or is that a bit 90s

AnnaWebb Sun 17-May-15 13:13:28

Drip, drip, drip..........

ScrambledEggAndToast Sun 17-May-15 13:15:46

Amazing. If i would have been inventing plumbing emergencies long before now if I were you.

"Oh, but I'm sure that tap was leaking before you came up" wink
"What, you mean I have to turn it off??!! Silly me. Now shall we have a cup of tea/wine/jump into bed wink

OneDayWhenIGrowUp Sun 17-May-15 13:17:19

Hope he's putting his tools to good use OP wink

thecheekofthem Sun 17-May-15 13:24:12

Be classy if he decines payment say you'll have to cook him dinner as a thank you

Findingme40 Sun 17-May-15 14:16:58

Oh, this is so lovely and entertaining. Good luck.

letscookbreakfast Sun 17-May-15 14:29:35

Good luck OP!

AccordingtoMe Sun 17-May-15 14:30:32

Well, its been a while since the last post, busy OP?

BitOutOfPractice Sun 17-May-15 14:34:37

Ah, I have fond memories of a plumber in my single days. He would often pop round and adjust my gaskets <wistful>

So OP, does he have impressive tools?

Twinklestein Sun 17-May-15 14:36:38

Perhaps they're discussing ballcocks...

Four125 Sun 17-May-15 14:37:55

Marking place.
Shamelessly living vicariously through OP.

WestEast Sun 17-May-15 14:39:11

Maybe he had to get his wrench out?

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