Ok, after immersing myself from reading materials from the game to D. DeAngelo, I went to a shopping center today with the goal of just approaching. The first time i did this, which was a couple of days ago, i didnt had the nerve to approach anyone and ended up leaving without talking to anyone. Today was a bit different. For some reason, i had this idea to warm up and just start acting different characters to anyone in different stores at the mall. 1st one was a french man who spoke little english. I pretended i didnt speak very little english to see if anyone can help me. I went to a store specializing in women's clothing and just pretended i needed a gift for my sister. Conversation with a HB 7 went well and she was all smiles and complimented me with my accent (Who would have thought my 2 years of french in high school would serve any good! FYI, i dont know how to speak french that well, i just mumbled french words together to make up sentences) Told her that i didnt like her suggestions and will look at other stores. After this, everything was downhill. I tried it 5 times with great results, each with a different character (french man, husband looking for a dress for his wife, flamboyant gay guy,after borat's character and with the goal of just messing around.
So feeling good about myself, i decided to go home for the day. As i was walking towards the parking lot, this HB 7.5 passed me by. I instantly thought to my head, 3 second rule, its now or never and this is just practice to make me even more better. So i approached and here's the convo:
L0stCauzz: Hey, Im running really late for a meeting but i just wanted to thank you.
HB7.5: What? For What?
L0stCauzz: For making my day.
HB7.5: (smiles and looks down).
L0stCauzz: I paused for a little bit to see if she was gonna say something and she did.
Hb7.5: Whats your name?
L0stCauss: blah... ( i didnt ask her for her name in return)
HB7.5: Where you from? (she started asking me about myself which i thought was an IOI).
L0stCauzz: blah blah
HB7.5: You seemed shy and nice.
L0stCauzz: Ok, nice is kinda boring but i'll take it.
HB7.5: No, thats good. I like shy.
L0stCauzz: So what does a guy have to do to get to know you?
HB7.5: i dont know, usually talk to me...
L0stCauzz: But what about if they dont know where you are, how do they reach you?
HB7.5: (smiling) i can give them my phone number.
L0stCauzz: Alright, you dont have to be bossy. I'll let you give me your phone number.
HB7.5: (taking phone and inputing her phone number).
L0stCauzz: K, i have to go. I'll call you.
HB7.5: oh, by the way, my name is blahblah, bye.
i think i did ok on my first time above. I was a little nervous at first during the delivery but definitely felt she was qualifying herself for me and i became more comfortable ( i was thinking about my posture and body language and trying to pick up cues from her body language during the conversation). I could have took control more of the conversation and played more instead of just answering her questions straight up but for my first time in a while, i think it was good. Cant believe i number closed today. Just really happy about that since i had no expectations and all i wanted was just to talk to people! Will definitely be practicing more about just approaching w/no expectations.