I recently heard a rather novel solution to this
age-old predicament. One of my housemates was courting a dashing specimen of a lad
(flowing golden locks, underwear-wrecking physique, and so on), and the time came for
her to spend some time in his room. Understandably, there was great
excitement and speculation while she was away, but we did not anticipate the
She returned several hours later, looking somewhat troubled. Turns out that
he had continued his act of entirely failing to notice any of her advances
(or maybe he just doesn't
like her). But while she was there, she noticed a small glass jar, perhaps
five centimetres in diameter, filled with a number of white slivers. On
closer inspection, these turned out to be toenail clippings. Thinking that her eyesight must be
failing more than usual, she discreetly enquired about the jar.
"Oh, yeah, those are my toenails! Don't worry,
I only keep the best ones."