As writers, we are taught, no, have it beaten into us, that we need a great hook to begin a story. I'm going to tell you a story. You tell me if this is a good hook or not.
She: I'm too exhausted to go out tonight. I want to stay in the hotel and soak in a hot bath.
Girlfriend: You have to eat. Let's go to this cool club, have dinner and you can go home.
She (reluctantly): Okay.
Later, the meal is consumed and She is still tired.
She: I'm going to the bathroom before I take the subway back to the hotel.
Girlfriend: Go ahead. I'm going to dance.
She stands in a long line. He notices her.
He: When you get done in there, do you want to dance?
Yes, dear Roses, my hubs asked me to dance when I waiting to get into the bathroom. Suave? Maybe. It worked.
What was the best hook a guy used with you? Did it work?