I was working late today and decided to go for a long drive afterwards to wind down. On my drive, I saw a Shopping Centre (I believe Americans call it the Mall) and decided to stop there and scope it out to see if there is any opportunities for street/day gaming (I had did something like this in the past although it was always after a night-out when I was still a bit drunk and buzzing with adrenaline but never done it sober). I am 40 and although I am tall, good looking, look younger and have a slim athletic build, I do know my limits in what I can responsibly expect to pickup woman. I go for woman in their thirties upwards and realise my options are limited but I thought I'd have a look around and see if there was any woman I could approach. I always look for eye contact in woman and while it wasn't busy, it's a bit hard to walk through the centre while looking about for eye contact. I just walked around a few times, browsing in shops and then out again but didn't really see anything. However, one time I caught a woman coming towards me and she was staring at me. She wasn't all that good looking, was a bit scruffy, wearing tracksuit but was slim. She walked right past me and it occurred to me that I should have made a move! I then bought a pack of cigarettes (I'm an occasional smoker) and hung about outside the shopping centre entrance smoking a few times to watch the world go by as well as looking to see if I could get eye contact as well as the type of woman who came in and out in order to guage size of age group I am after. Not much there. As it was getting a bit late, I decided to leave and sitting on a seat outside the car park was a woman who judging by the bags she had with her, had just been finished shopping. She was old, late forties, early fifties but she was hot. Her hair was done up, caked up in makeup and jewellery, tanned and the way she was sitting, she was showing a lot of leg that was toned. She was lighting up a cigarette and I saw that as an opening. It got out my pack of cigarettes to go over and ask for a light but I hesitated. I wasn't sure if maybe her partner was about and didn't want to take a chance. Unfortunately she lit her cigarette, got up and walked away. It wasn't a success and I'm not sure that a shopping centre is the ideal place for me but it good experience and made me realise that I need to be quick thinking on my feet and seize the moment.