‘I’M LIKE PI BABY, I’M REALLY LONG AND I GO ON FOREVER’
Here’s yet another Howard Wolowitz original. As with so many of his pick-up lines, it’s a bad pun, it’s self-aggrandizing, and it’s definitely not the sort of thing you’d want to say for yourself in public, no matter how big a fan of mathematics you are.
And you might think that it’s Howard’s love of math that keeps him back. But it’s not. …OK, it probably is, to a certain extent (sorry, Math Majors, your major is more practical, but not nearly as romantic as majoring in something that gives you a way with words) but the larger problem is how he presents himself. He comes on too strong, in a sexual harassment-friendly kind of way, and what’s more, his constant self-compliments are a major turn off.
If you compliment yourself, it comes across as only you WOULD ever boast about…’it,’ and that you’re therefore compensating for something.