“Have you met Ted?”

From: How I Met Your Mother

Genre: Television

Who said it?: Barney Stinson

The story behind the quote: The quote comes from the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, specifically from Barney Stinson (played by Neil Patrick Harris). Barney is a serial womanizer who uses various tricks and ruses in order to meet women and sleep with them. As the series progresses, Barney does forego his old ways and decides to marry Robin, as currently seen in the season finale which is airing as of this writing.

During the first few seasons, however, Barney does try to help Ted Mosby, who he considers to be his “best friend,” with meeting new women using the quote mentioned.

Geek wisdom: As we get older, it seems to get more difficult to meet new people. We get tongue tied or we’re afraid to embarrass ourselves or we’re just don’t have the confidence to go up to a complete stranger and introduce ourselves.

This quote actually shows how easy it is to meet people. So, go out and introduce yourself to someone new. Who knows? Like in the show, you may be telling your kids the story of how you met their mother because of this.

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