Since we launched the app last week, we’ve all been annoying asking our friends and family to download HowMuch to try it out and give us some feedback.
Fast forward to this past Saturday night at a local dive bar. My brother and I have this friend who, for lack of understanding on my part because he could be Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling’s lovechild, tends to have a little bit of a problem sealing the deal with the ladies. After a few rounds of shots, we figured why not help the dude out?
Thus began the first time HowMuch was successfully (and unsuccessfully) introduced to the bar setting.
HowMuch request: Hit On The Brunette
Time frame: 2 hours
As you can see here, our boy did it. We sat far enough away to keep from looking too creepy, but close enough to stare him down hard enough to make sure he didn’t wuss out.
Now here’s where it all went terribly wrong.
Yeah, he got the girl’s number….Yeah, he got paid $25 for something that was pretty easy. It wasn’t until the bar manager came over to chat when we realized we had done something horribly awkward.
Backstory: it was the manager’s birthday so the majority of the bar was there to celebrate in his honor. While telling him about the app as so often happens in any of our team’s lives outside of the office, I proceeded to show him the evidence.
Turns out the Reynolds-Gosling baby had unintentionally hit on our dear bar manager’s baby mama…. The birthday boy was less than pleased.
We were asked to leave shortly thereafter.
Moral of the story is this: you should ABSOLUTELY use HowMuch in situations like this where friends need more than a little liquid courage, just be prepared for the social consequences that may arise from doing so.
Til next time!