Family, Food or Philosophy
A rather awkward and shy John asked his best friend, Jonny, how he was always so successful with the ladies.
"It's easy.." explained Jonny. "The trick is to get the conversation rolling. I always start with one of three topics: family, food or philosophy. Any girl in the world is bound to have something to say about one of those subjects. Once you get her talking, it's easy from there."
The next night, John had a date with Rosy, but in the first 5 minutes a complete silence had fallen over the table.
Finally, remembering Jonny's advice, he cleared his throat and began, "So, do you have a brother?"
"No." Rosy replied.
Noting that hadn't gone very well and Rosy hadn't offered any kind of follow-up information, John thought perhaps he would have better luck with food. "So, do you like Italian food?" John asked.
"No." replied Rosy.
Now desperate, John thought and thought, trying to come up with some kind of philosophical question.
Finally, John said, "So, tell me, If you had a brother, would he have liked Italian food?"