I read a joke that I just don't understand

@dragon54u (31632)
United States
August 13, 2009 10:40am CST
This woman was seated next to a man at a conference and they were getting along famously, flirting and laughing. Then the boring lectures started. The man wrote "#" on a napkin and the woman was thrilled! She wrote her phone number on the napkin. The man looked confused then wrote another "#" but added an "X" to the upper left hand corner. I don't understand this joke. Can someone explain it to me?
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8 responses
• United States
13 Aug 09
i get it the woman thought the guy was asking for her phone number. the guy was trying to play tic tac toe.
@dragon54u (31632)
• United States
13 Aug 09
Oh boy, I am SO dense!! Thanks for clearing that up! Welcome to myLot!
• Germany
15 Aug 09
Hahaa.. at first i really don't understand the joke! I have never thought of tic tac toe. Thanks for clearing my confusion. It's indeed a joke! hahaha..
• United States
22 Aug 09
omg - I have been sitting here like what in the hell could this possibly be about, and now... omg, I feel like such a moron. Sometimes, you just don't see the easy things, lmao! Thanks!!
• Qatar
13 Aug 09
well, it sounds not a joke to me are you sure that its a joke dragon ??
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@dragon54u (31632)
• United States
13 Aug 09
It was in the joke section of Reader's Digest! I rarely get confused with jokes but this on is just beyond me!
• Qatar
13 Aug 09
hahaha ya well now its beyond us, who wrote it would know, I hate this kind of understandable jokes coz jokes must be clear to make people laugh!! find another one hehehe
@Joniel20 (195)
• Philippines
22 Aug 09
it's called silent joke..lol..
@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
took me to read it three times ... I think the guys offering to play tic-tac-toe games of "O"s and "X"s... Cheers
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@dragon54u (31632)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Yep, that's it! It took a number of replies for someone to explain it. I guess we just don't play the old games enough for them to come to mind when we read something like this!
• United States
27 Aug 09
Hey, don't feel bad. I love humor and darned if I understood this joke either. I'm glad someone explained it. It makes sense that way, but I certainly didn't get it at all until someone explained it. Maybe because I always played tic-tac-toe with X's and O's, not X's and #'s. But, hey, I'm old, so things may have changed by now. Anyway, glad someone cleared it up for me as well because I was also scratching my head over this one.
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@dragon54u (31632)
• United States
19 Sep 09
My brother and I would play it all the time when we were young but it's been ages so I didn't think of it! I feel rather silly, not getting the joke! I'm 55 and should have thought of that.
@bunnybon7 (37163)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Aug 09
he wanted to play tictac toe and since it looks like what we use for a number on the pc or in todays slang, she thought he was asking for her number. he was just wanting to play an old time paper game to pass the time. one puts an x in one square, then other person picks a square for an O and whoever can get 3 in a row to connect, wins the game
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@dragon54u (31632)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I feel so silly for not knowing that! It's been such a long time since I played that game that it never occurred to me!
• United States
13 Aug 09
Sounds like....the man could be telling the woman he's a woman!!
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@dragon54u (31632)
• United States
13 Aug 09
I don't think so--it was in Reader's Digest and they don't do stuff like that, very conservative!
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I was going to explain it to you but looks like you already got it! Thanks for the joke....I might have to use that sometime!!
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21 Sep 09
I did not get that either, until i read responses. That is actually quite funny, lol.