Nothing woos a lady quite like a spot of romantic poetry.
But for those fellas who think flexing a creative muscle too taxing in this regard, one New Yorker may have found the perfect solution.
Comedian Mike Recine went viral last week after sharing a ‘poem’ with his girlfriend, who was bowled over by his sweet words.
Sneaky: A New York-based comedian tricked his girlfriend into thinking he had written her a romantic poem
Not so much: In reality, the words came from the lyrics to the theme song of the sitcom King of Queens starring Kevin James and Leah Remini
‘My eyes are gettin’ weary/My back is gettin’ tight/I’m sittin’ here in traffic/On the Queensborough bridge tonight,’ the song goes.
‘But I don’t care cuz all I wanna do/Is cash my check and drive right home to you/Cuz baby all my life I will be driving home to you.’
Mike had texted the words, written by Billy Vera, to his girlfriend, who responded with a series of lovey dovey emoji and ‘I love it!’
However, he later revealed on Twitter, the origin of the prose was a bit less romantic than it seemed.
Going around: Other users decided to try out Mike’s wily prank on their own girlfriends
In the good books: Plenty revealed that the ‘poem’ was a huge hit
‘I told my girlfriend I wrote her a poem but it was just the theme song to King of Queens,’ he wrote, sharing the text exchange as a screengrab.
The story turned out to be a big hit with users, eventually being retweeted more than 20,000 times.
But not only that, many men took note of Mike’s success and decided to try his wily tactic for themselves.
Soon enough, multiple users were sharing grabs of texts showing their girlfriends swooning over their ‘poetry.’
Here and there: However, not everyone was lucky enough to have such success
‘Omg I love you!’ responded one unsuspecting girlfriend, while another sent multiple eye-heart emoji and simply exclaimed: ‘Babe!!!!’
Unfortunately, the trick didn’t work perfectly for everyone. One man shared his girlfriend’s borderline horror after sending her the poem.
‘What the hell is that,’ she said. ‘I hope this was for some sort of class. I’m uncomfortable.’