So I got this girl's number the other day. She's actually a waitress, and assuming she gave me her real number, I did pretty well considering how often they are hit on. I had been a regular customer and had asked for her a few times. I've done the standard C&F stuff but more importantly, I've built rapport. She's relatively new at her job, and I connected with her by joking about my short-lived experience as a waiter. Anyways, I was looking carefully at her body language when I asked for her number, and she was very happy that I asked and showed no hesitation.
So she tells me to text her after I get her number. And unfortunately, I did not text her my number immediately at the moment so she would have it. I prefer to call and be more direct, but she had told me to text and did not have my number, so I fell into that "trap".
To make things worse, I have very limited experience at texting girls, partly because I am more comfortable calling, so the next day I make the fatal mistake of asking some girls at my work to help come up with the initial text. It ends up being quite an AFC text. Pretty much just introduces who I am and expresses my wishes to hang out this weekend, ending with asking if she is available this weekend. It doesn't even include specifics of where I will be.
So at this point she unsurprisingly does not respond. I don't think I should call. I do have a last ditched effort text lined up, which is packed with confidence, humor, and assertiveness. So really my question here is not what to text back, but the execution of this life support text.
1) How long should I wait to send this second text after she has not responded to the first text?
I'm leaning on 3 days. I was smart enough not to text back immediately or reference the first text, so the right wait time along with the content of the second text should have her forgetting about the first text.
2) I understand the importance of keeping a text short. But I wanted to reference something we talked about in person the other night, to try to bring back memories of more cheerful times. Also making a more colorful text message costs characters. It ends up being around 300 characters (two text messages). So question here is whether I should send this single block of text, or break it up into parts, and time the sending as if I just came up with it on the spot. A spontaneous awesome text is better than a premeditated one. The problem here is it will probably be 3 or 4 text messages. Is that okay?
Side notes: This girl is not a career waitress, she's in college working part time. Also she's not a HB8-10 by standard terms. She's more a 6-7, but doesn't wear all that make up (at least not while serving). I hate when girls overcake.
Thanks in advance.