On a date, have you ever encountered an awkward situation when the guy slips and stumbles on some stairs? Then, what are some good reactions? This time, I'm presenting "eight patterns of reactions to a guy slipping on some stairs," so that you can be prepared for such an accident.
① "Are you okay? Were you hurt?"
This pattern involves worrying about the guy. You appeal your kindness, and present a favorable impression. However, sometimes the guy being worried over can become embarrassed, so make sure to keep your worry levels down.
② "You must be tired, don't push yourself too hard."
This pattern involves shifting the reason for slipping on the stairs to the piling of exhaustion, and thus a simple lack of focus. This is especially effective in cases where the guy is busy, and is noticeably tired. You can appeal yourself as a female who understands the ardors of everyday life and can sympathize about it.
③ "Wow~ OO slips on stairs sometimes, too! How unexpected."
This pattern involves supporting the guy by saying "how unexpected." Guys can feel embarrassed when they're worried over. Instead, by using the phrase "how unexpected," you present the feeling that you have the impression that they are "usually very reliable," and make them feel more confident and comfortable.
④ "Wahahah, that's embarassing."
This pattern involves laughing at all. By saying it's embarrassing as the female, there's a chance that both parties laugh and end up enjoying the atmosphere. However, if you do this to someone proud, there's a possibility that they are angered instead, so be careful.
⑤ "Did you just throw your body on the line for a joke?"
This pattern involves taking their slip as a joke. By asking the guy if that was a joke, and having the guy respond "of course (not)!", both of you may feel at one with a clean boke-tsukkomi* routine.
*boke-tsukkomi is a comedy setup which involves one person that consistently makes "stupid" remarks while the tsukkomi interjects with corrections and/or "you're stupid *slap* type reactions.
⑥ "Were you mesmerized by me?"
This pattern involves cracking a joke about being mesmerized by you. Guys whom are good at following up might respond, "Sorry, that's totally the case." On the other hand, if they really were, they might blush, and end up making things even more awkward, so be careful.
⑦ "Wasn't watching wasn't watching, never saw a thing."
This pattern involves joking that you didn't see anything. By saying "I never saw OO slip on the stairs and look really clumsy and silly," there's a possibility they'll give you a tsukkomi, replying, "you were completely watching!"
⑧ "I knew it... you're awesome even when you slip!"
This pattern involves supporting them by saying that even when they slip on stairs, they're still "awesome!" Regardless of the circumstance, many guys still appreciate being called "awesome!" However, there's a possibility that they might respond, "are you making fun of me?" so make sure to make your eyes glitter and take a serious tone.
Original article: http://news.livedoor.com/article/detail/5775076/