I was in an establishment that serves sudsy beverages with a few friends the other night. There were 5 of us sitting at a table in lively conversation about the differences between the 3-4 and the 4-3 D-Line/Linebacker sets. All of a sudden, a nice looking business professional of the other gender approaches us and says to my only single buddy at the table, “I don’t want to interrupt so I am just going to give you this.” She smiled then immediately turned walked away. The young lady had given my friend a cocktail napkin with something written on it. My buddy, not wanting to appear to eager, didn’t open up the napkin right away. He waited a good 10 or 15 seconds before the anticipation of actually getting a phone number without asking for it overcame him.

Now, just imagine a table full of grown men in their early thirties all huddled around the only guy in the group without a wedding band on reading a note from a woman kind of like those days back in the 6th grade when you would get a note from a girl that said “Do you like (insert some girls name that you had a crush on)? Check 1 for yes and 2 for no.” The difference here was that the only thing written on the napkin was an obscure 8 character code. There was no name, no number, no email address, and no instructions. There were just 6 numbers and 2 letters. We all just sat there for a moment wondering what the riddle was.

A few seconds later my BlackBerry vibrated as I had just received an email. At that moment, I realized that that 8 character code with the 6 numbers and 2 letters wasn’t a riddle or a puzzle for my buddy to figure out. It was the BlackBerry PIN of the young lady and an open invitation for him to send her a message. My friend, not the brightest in the group when it comes to women, remember he is the only one not yet married, says “Too bad I don’t have a BlackBerry, I would have definitely have sent her a message.” At this point, I smacked my buddy in the back of the head and said, “You idiot, that woman is gorgeous and she is interested in you. Go buy a BlackBerry before I smack you in the back of the head again.

Fortunately it was only about 7:30 p.m. and the T-Mobile store around the corner in the mall was still open. Since I knew the most out of my group of friends about BlackBerries, I went with my buddy and helped him pick out a 7100T and showed him how to send PIN messages. To make a long story short, my buddy is about to go on his third date. The moral to this story… Well, there really isn’t one but I thought that this was a kewl way to meet someone so I thought that I would share the story.