For Rent By The Hour

December 8, 2008 32 Comments Men Attract and Approach

By David Wygant

The other day I was walking into a cafe, and I see this woman sitting in the corner wearing a t-shirt with the words “For Rent By The Hour” on it. I must admit that this led my mind to go in many different directions.

I mean, what did she mean by this? Could I rent her by the hour to clean my house? Does she perform sexual acts by the hour? Would she make herself available to do filing in my office by the hour?

I kept wondering what exactly she was willing to rent herself out by the hour to do. Then I thought to myself that this would be a great shirt to wear if you want to meet people.

So I walked over to her and said “I want to be 100% original here. I know people have come up to you asking what exactly is for rent by hour and what you are willing to do by the hour. I don’t want to do that. I want to ask you another question: Are you wearing this shirt to be more open to meeting people?”

She started laughing, then told me that she basically wears that shirt for that very reason since she finds most men have no idea how to approach her. She happened to be a stunning, absolutely beautiful blond but she said that most guys never approach her.

She said when she’s wearing that shirt, however, that guys will approach her all day long and she actually gets dates. Not only that, but she said she also gets a great selection of men who approach her when she’s wearing that shirt.

She said that for some odd reason or other, that shirt seems to make men feel for gutsy because it gives them an instant opening line when they approach her. So we talked about this for quite some time.

I asked her what the most clever thing is that any guy had ever said to her about the shirt. She said “Your remark is the most clever, because you are the only one who really wanted to know what people have said and done. Everybody else comes over and basically just asks me what they can get by the hour.”

I asked her why she continued to wear the shirt if that is what most guys said to her when they approached. She said that the shirt seemed to be the only way she is able to get dates.

I told her “That is a really sad thing because most men spend the majority of their energy trying to figure out how to approach women and what to say to them when they do, and most women are not open.” She told me that wearing that shirt makes her feel more open, because when she has so many guys approaching her she feels much more flirtatious and she gets to hand pick which guys she really wants to get to know more.

So if you’re a woman who has had a lot of trouble meeting men, why don’t you go buy a shirt that says “Rent Me By The Hour,” and see the reactions you get from men. Then enjoy the opportunity to do a lot of flirting and getting to pick and choose among them.

If you’re a guy, the next time you see a woman wearing a fun shirt it’s a great opportunity for you to be more creative and clever. According to this woman, she will pick the most creative and clever guy who approaches her and go out on a date with him.

Fortunately for me, I won that contest and was that guy. Unfortunately for me (since she was a phenomenal, cool, fun and sexy woman), I’m seeing someone and was not able to take advantage of it.

So ladies, take this woman’s advice. As for the men, stop commenting on the obvious and start being creative in your comments to women.

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Jessica says

2008-12-16 16:17:54

Thank you, Khiem! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I think I will make it my new year resolution - just go out, have fun and try new things!
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Khiem says

2008-12-16 15:36:59

I have a big bright yellow banana t-shirt and when I wear it, I get approached ALL the time. I just love it! I read on the comments how some women here judged that woman for being shallow and wearing such "attention-seeking" t-shirt but you know what? It's the attitude that makes it work too. Don't take yourself too seriously. You make what you want of it :) Just go out, have fun and try new things. If it works for her, great!
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darkenergy says

2008-12-12 14:54:45

I remember once I saw a girl walking on the streets of A'dam and she was wearing a t-shirt that read: don't push my buttons? I was walking toward her, I saw that and I asked: can i push your buttons?....but she said noooo!! Anyway, I would have probably thought a lot about what to said to a woman like the one you just described David and I'm not sure I would have come up with what you did :) that was original
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joseph says

2008-12-12 02:18:23

I think she is one of those who are addicted to male attention. She said men dont approach her? Exceptionaly georgeouse women KNOW that they already have their pick of the litter and all they have to do is look in a guys direction one second too long and he will not pass up her subtle indicater of interest. Once a georgeous women gave me a 2 second glance and all my boyish insecurities could'nt even hold me back from asking her out. Women are usualy the first ones to make a subtle pass. Then the man makes the approach. (based on my experiences)
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joseph says

2008-12-12 02:18:23

I think she is one of those who are addicted to male attention. She said men dont approach her? Exceptionaly georgeouse women KNOW that they already have their pick of the litter and all they have to do is look in a guys direction one second too long and he will not pass up her subtle indicater of interest. Once a georgeous women gave me a 2 second glance and all my boyish insecurities could'nt even hold me back from asking her out. Women are usualy the first ones to make a subtle pass. Then the man makes the approach. (based on my experiences)
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Sandra Hutchens says

2008-12-11 18:36:37

One time I seen a pair of boxer shorts and the front side said trust me and the back side said I am a doctor. They were cute and funny but I wonder what it was really implying. :)
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Sandra Hutchens says

2008-12-11 17:49:19

One time I was shopping at Wal Mart if you think t-shirts are comical have any of the women read the boxer shorts. Look at them and wonder what it is really saying especially if it is in the front area.
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Deb says

2008-12-11 10:44:30

T-shirt shops! That's a great place to meet people... I love reading funny t-shirts. And your age matters as to what you find appealing and/or offensive. I laugh. Like, the 3 squirrels on a tree branch each with a acorn, but one has dropped his and panicking... the shirt reads "it's all fun and games until someone loses a nut" or the 3 chickens watching a rotissiere oven roasting a chicken and the words read, "horror movie". Want someone to come up close and read your t-shirt? Have small run-on letters that read "noseylittlefuck""*$aren'tyou?" They are all conversation starters, and I think that if you are prepared for conversation and different reactions, it's easy and fun stuff.
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Jessica says

2008-12-10 15:46:59

I think the women with the T-shirt "For Rent By The Hour" was very confident in herself! Good for her! She was openly stating what she wants - to meet people! I wonder where did she get that T-shirt! I would wear it too!
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Bertie says

2008-12-10 11:29:52

K, I agree...I think that viewing others with that critical eye is hardly worth the time in most cases.
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Sandra Hutchens says

2008-12-10 06:06:03

There are all types of T-Shirts some that make comments and others well who knows. Some are eye catchers and discussion topics. I had a t-shirt that read Pisces always late but worth the wait. I thought it was cute and had some humor to it. The person who wears the t-shirt that maybe their type of personality. Like me and avitars I have been told that when you create one it is apart of your personality and how you see yourself.
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K says

2008-12-10 00:53:11

Maybe so, but everything has its range of behaviors and I keep seeing things that amaze me. Just because I would not behave in a certain way doesn't mean that I can't find the humor or even usefulness of, shall we say, "coloring outside the lines" that someone else practices. I may even take a stab at trying something one of you has revealed here from time to time - and it's been pretty fun and funny. I hate to see anyone take the narrow view of how the t-shirt was tasteless and objectifies women and who is or is not self-respecting, blah blah. That's quite a leap for a little anecdote about how to strike up a conversation or to sort of 'invite' some else to talk to you. Not all of us are like our host who makes a living at this. We could all use the tips to take or leave as we see fit. And since I practice my own version of the 't-shirt as opener,' I think that it's great. You should see the looks when I go though security in the Federal building downtown wearing my t-shirt with four Indians with rifles that says "Homeland Security - Fighting Terrorism since 1492." I know it's a serious thing and so do they but they always smile. Sometimes, you just have to get out there any way you can.
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Bertie says

2008-12-10 00:09:46

K, don't you think that is the kind of behavior engaged in by school girls? I don't know any women personally who behave that way. As far as the stunning blonde in question being an attention seeker, well who really cares? It's her business and to say that she would only garner the attention of men who are disrespectful is not so...apparently she caught David's attention with her beauty and her t-shirt and he's not what I'd call a knuckle dragger.
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K says

2008-12-09 23:54:36

I once told this blog about my beautiful roommate during summer quarter in college. It was before sports had "The Wave" so I'm guessing that people like her inspired it. When she walked into the cafeteria, nearly the whole place turned heads to stare at her. But the men wouldn't talk to her because they were too afraid and the women were too jealous. She was such a great person - she ended up marrying a regular who had the guts to talk to her. Let's get a clue. Remember that asinine Pantene shampoo commercial where the model says "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful" and we all hiss? Well, maybe the men say, "ok" but it doesn't mean that they would talk to her if they saw her in person. But women will treat other women like dog-shit for no good reason - just jealousy - and then wonder why they don't get any decent action. It's karmic, girlfriends, and it all comes out in the wash because men can smell it without investing a dime. Life is too short. If this blog doesn't make you smile, you need some serious therapy.
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Bertie says

2008-12-09 12:21:53

I have a lot of tees like that... My favorite one has a seat belt/shoulder belt across the front of it with the caption: Stick it in! It's the law! Oddly enough my women acquaintances don't like it very much, but the men do... I've had some really wonderful conversations with men over my tee that just says: Love is a four letter word. As the wearer you have the power to decide who to reply to, and even here in the land lumberjacks most men don't act like neanderthals.
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Britta says

2008-12-09 12:12:07

KATH--- agreed 100% Well, we have to remember that David was mostly posting about this in a cafe in LA so it's a different world over there.
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Stephanie says

2008-12-09 08:45:56

hey i haven't thought about it recently but when i was looking for a b/f I did notice that men talked to me more when wearing a bright colored 5k or 10k race tee. If gave them something to ask about... especially runners notice. step
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Kath says

2008-12-09 03:08:35

She was a stunning blonde and "most men have no idea to approach her"? What? Come on, get real woman. As if wearing a t-shirt which basically says "Please look at me as a sexual object who is available to all guys wealthy enough to afford me by the hour" will help. That really conveys the message you want to put out there. You poor stunning blonde who cannot get a guy. Let us all pity her. I just don 't buy her excuses. There is such a thing as unwanted attention and that is what she will attract with a t-shirt like that. Attention from guys who treat women with no respect and who'll shout obscenities at her when they pass her on the street. I think she is just an attention seeker portraying herself as an object of desire. Nothing more nothing less. No self-respecting woman would wear a t-shirt like that. Drawing attention to yourself for such shallow reasons is just ridiculous.
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Britta says

2008-12-09 01:14:23

I would never wear a shirt like that!!! Plus, as you insisted she is a "stunning" blonde so it works. You must have a THING for blondes and you are seeing one afterall ;) I am so glad your love life is going so well :) Happy Holidays.
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K says

2008-12-08 23:47:18

They tell people to dress well and blend in when they fly but I always wear weird t-shirts. The TSA folks are the ones who notice the most and make the most comments. But shopping in the airport, eating or drinking, getting a shoeshine, etc. gets play and it's usually men who comment. I was in Silicon Valley in early November and several TSA employees asked me about my employer and our latest program (which was emblazoned on my t-shirt). Only after our exchange did I realize that I forgot to take my laptop and my baggie of toiletries out like you're supposed to do for inspection but they didn't call me on it and let me pass without delay.
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Just Adjust It says

2008-12-08 20:48:05

David, the story I could relate to from this blog reminds me of my soda fork girl story. I used to work near a hospital which had this awesome cafeteria. Once while having lunch at this cafeteria I saw a woman I wanted to approach who was filling her cup with soda while holding a fork in the other hand. I just basically walked over to her and said "Alright I have to know! How are you going to drink that soda with just a fork?" The woman giggled at me, then I saw her walk back to her boyfriend. Still David, I agree, men do have to excercise their creative side with the approach.
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Sandra Hutchens says

2008-12-08 20:35:52

I have read a lot of the shirts myself they have cute sayings especially when I am working in retail as a cashier. One said after you read this go away. I said to the customer bye he looked at me and I said you said go away. Now who is going to check you out. We both laugh. Then I proceeded to check him out at the register. Some of them I think are neat. But some I can't figure out. I just say I like what your shirt says.
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lionking says

2008-12-08 19:40:31

She knows what she wants but still, it is unusual to see women do the same act. It takes courage and confidence for a man to approach a woman like her.
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Infinity says

2008-12-08 19:32:47

Now, David. In previous posts you dedicate them to the importance of "stating the obvious" and not trying to hard to be so creative. BUT I think they can go hand in hand. Opportunities arise when being creative is the best solution and it is JUST AS OBVIOUS! That shirt thing: very obvious. You can tell too many people will ask that question. So why not ask why they wear that shirt or how it makes them feel being approached with that. I have pretty fun shirts as well and when I wear them, I get a lot of attention. Some women love them, some hate them, but either way, it sparks conversation. Sometimes leading to dates. Working with the obvious and finding a chance to stand out work hand in hand. Either way, the point of the matter is to make the move regardless. What's the worst that can happen? More women are more receptive to being approached than you think.
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Reynold says

2008-12-08 19:08:36

haha this cracks me up! definitely cheered me up after an intense yoga final (i know it sounds ridiculous!)
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Deb says

2008-12-08 18:35:24

This blog made my week... a perfect 10 can't get guys to approach her just like the rest of us 1 to 9.9's. LOL! Life and people are just so interesting to me. Kudos to David... and lesson to men who need one. David had a great conversation with this women and found her amazing, but yet respected his present relationship/woman and moved along like a gentleman knowing his boundaries. Kudos.
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Mo Bounce says

2008-12-08 18:20:46

Right on David! I regularly try to make a statement with the clothes I rock when i'm out on the town! I guess maybe it's time to bust out the old party shirt "SHIT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PARTY NAKED" lol Play on Playa!!
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Joe says

2008-12-08 17:37:30

Now if i could only find a shirt that made women approach me!
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Taras says

2008-12-08 17:05:54

lol, the girl was "peacocking" :p
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Lecher says

2008-12-08 13:50:12

Two things: 1. Everyday clothes that women wear make openers based on those wardrobes seem boring and unoriginal -- they don't create that romantic movie moment. What do the female readers think? 2. Would a guy wearing that shirt come across as a total jerk? I'm sure it could turn into a pink popped collar fad. For now, though, I'll keep alert for females wearing funky shirts!
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Jim says

2008-12-08 13:26:47

I might asked, could i get a discount on a block of time?
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DanielTheConversationalist says

2008-12-08 12:55:51

David, Didn't you say in past blogs entries that men should state the obvious instead of trying to think too much of something clever to say? I'm assuming in some situations, it's okay to be clever with comments when it comes naturally to you. Daniel
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