Re: My sorry excuse for a field report: 3rd attempt ever
Well dude. The girl opened you which is a HUGE ioi. Did she ask your name? Because that is also an IOI. She told you when she would be back as well which is yet another great sign.
I think you should have number closed then and there. You should have said something like "Hey why don't we hang out while you are here." and in turn she probably would have offered up her number to you.
You should have just moved your stuff without asking in my opinion. It looks like you are looking for her approval. The mentality you should start taking is that this is your reality and people are just guests in it.
If you see her again, I would just sit down with her without asking and start a conversation like you are old friends. you should work to already have plans and something to invite her to do before you even run into her. That way you can say "Hey I am doing X you should come along." and she may say "Here is my # call me later about it."
There is no such thing as rejection, only feedback.
Be the flame, not the moth.