So I was at the mall today for about an hour and b*tched out on a few approaches that I should have made, then I decided to stop in barnes and noble and try the whole dating for dummies book routine on any HB's I noticed. I saw this HB9 sitting at the starbucks area alone reading and I was like time to make up for being a b*tch and go approach and try this out. So I did, opened well, sat down across from her, she thought it was funny that I was reading a dating for dummies book and pretending to use material from the book to see if it "worked". So after a couple minutes I was like "wow this book is great" and dropped the act and started actually talking. Attempted to Number Close to which she smiled gave me her phone and told me to call myself with her phone so as I was doing that I kept talking to her, (I was nervous as fark the whole time) I put my number in, got caught up in the conversation and actually forgot to call my phone with hers! I didn't even realize till I left and was in my car driving back home! On top of that I was so into what I was doing and talking to her that I also left my bag with the shirt that I bought earlier there too! So it was a double fail haha. I was pretty impressed with how well that routine worked though (credit to someone on this forum), however I went in pretty much completely cold and got a little lost in it a couple times so I need to get a better idea of where I want the conversation to go and how I intend to get there, and I definitely need to stay more relaxed I was so nervous. Anyway, funny learning experience I guess, you gotta be able to laugh at yourself sometimes.