What is 3 1/2 ” that You Should Never Leave Home Without?

You’re probably thinking, a credit card, breath mints, chap stick, cell phone?  Yes, they are all important to have with you, although, not what I’m talking about.  Still wondering?  Keep reading.

I had an experience the other day which prompted me to blog about the importance of  A BUSINESS CARD. Truth is, you never know when or where you’re going to meet a girl. Unfortunately,  if your life is anythihng like mine, you or she may be on the run.  Yesterday I lived this.

I took my son to the driving range, was in the Pro shop paying for a glove while having a brief conversation with a nice guy in line behind me.  We shared some small talk about the weather and his tee time.  After I paid, I said ” it was nice meeting you….have a great day.”  Out I walked.

Halfway to my car he stopped me. “Excuse me, here’s my card in case you’d like to meet for a drink sometime”.  I took his card,  and said “Thanks, that would be fun”.  Voluntarily, I reached in my wallet and gave him my card. I usually don’t do this, but because his approach was genuine and friendly, I didn’t even think about it.

How many times have you seen a girl you would like to get to know better, she walks away, and you have no way of contacting her. You don’t know her Facebook, you didn’t give her your number, and most probably, you didn’t get her number.  You get home and say to yourself  ” Crap, why didn’t I say something”. It happens all the time.  It’s called  “MISSING CONNECTIONS”.  You don’t need to have a long conversation with a girl in order to smile, give her your card, and mention the possibility of getting together.

This isn’t the first time a guy has given me his card and hopefully not the last. But, I have been in many situations where a guy fumbles in his wallet looking for a card. Either he can’t find one or doesn’t have any left. Then he starts looking for a small piece of paper to write his number on and can’t find a pen…  Not being prepared can lead a girl to say “That’s fine, I really have to go.” If she’s kind enough to wait for you to find that small, torn up paper to write on, will she keep it and call you? Or will she chuck it because her first impression of you was that your scattered and don’t have your shit together? And let’s forget about  you asking her to log your number in her phone, or vice versa.  Time is of the essence!

Can you ask her for her number? I wouldn’t do it.  I rarely  recommend a guy to ask a girl for her number unless he knows she’ll be okay with giving it out.  How can anyone read a girl’s mind?  Having a business card you can access quickly is key.  Looking back, I had a nine year relationship with a guy who gave me his business card while we were chatting in a food line at a park.  At the time I lived in Marina del Rey, California. He said he was looking to buy a condo for his parents and said “if you see anything nice for sale in the Marina, could you please let me know”.  I’m not sure if it was the salt and pepper hair, his electric blue eyes, or mint green Harley, but I soon found a condo for sale and used the excuse to call him.  Believe me, a girl WILL call you IF she is interested.  I back that 100%!!!

Therefor, even if you don’t work for a company that requires you to have a business card, for less then $20 you can order and design your own at VistaPrint. What’s your hobby?  Do you do work on the side?  Photographer, writer, IT, electrician… Get creative, and be ready for your next encounter on the fly.

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