I posted this is the wrong section I think it belongs here more so than in How to Text. Sorry :/
So I'm at the grocery store today I'm wandering looking lost through the store and as I'm going to get my last ingredient, I have my head over my shoulder looking back to make sure I don't miss anything, and I see what looked to be a HB7 make eye contact with me and turn her head as she passed the aisle.
Immediately I forget Girl A who I'm worried about trying to date more atm. Then I remember her, then I realize how good it felt to know that if that doesn't work out there's other fish, some a little worse, but eventually one way better too!
So just to be sure I go around the corner to check and see if I can find her and get a second glance. Sure enough she's back behind the deli counter and as I pass by to look like I'm getting something elsewhere I can see her looking at me. Good sign.
One problem: I'm done shopping. I need no meat either for fondue dipping. But I decide WAIT, ham would work. Cube it. It's genius, and it gives me an entry. What's $5 for a chance to have another girl interested in me especially if Girl A might make me feel like shit and get aa again if I get rejected after k-closing and getting 3 dates so far.
This is too long already so I'll finish it.
I go up, we laugh a lot about my awkward request for chunks of ham that I can easily cube and what kind to get.
She asks if that's all I need and I say yes, and she double checks that yes. AA won. For a second, but I go buy my stuff and come back and tell her:
Hey what was your name? Oh well nice to meet you, I actually did need something else.
Her: what's that?
Me: I would actually like to have your phone number.
Her: smiling* Why's that?
Me: oh you know, so we can talk some more sometime
Her: smiling still* Okay haha, JUST as friends though! Ok?
Me: Okay sure thing! (not TOO sarcastically, almost convincingly)
She grabs a pen and some register receipt and scribbles it down for me and I thank her and thats that.
WHAT do I text her? To me given the situation I feel it's okay to contact her tomorrow evening. After all, I'm making that fondue alone tonight it turns out girl A has plans tomorrow so I'm just doing it now, told her fondue waits for no one lol.
I'm not sure what to say though about the friends thing to this other girl though.
I have an opener - "Hey T, I don't think I actually gave you my name but this is Sly, the guy who's ham you cut the other day... LOL. How are things?"
When she responds, hopefully laughing, I'm going to have to immediately deal with her pre-set shit test about being just friends.
What do I even say?
Some options I thought of were:
"So what's with this just friends nonsense? You got a man or something, didn't seem like it the way you were drooling over the deli counter. It was cute though, dont be embarrassed "
"So since we're just friends does this mean you're going to pay for dinner?"
"I seem to remember you saying this was a just friends deal btw? Does that mean I just found my new wing-girl? No jealousy though, you have to promise."
Or should I just ask plainly? What do you guys think? Help me out here!