Since I've joined this fourm, I've been thinking about how I interact with woman. While I am more than comfortable and enjoy having clean fun with the flirty housewife/mature types and average/low HB's, I am too timid and reserved with higher HB's. This was brought home to me by a situation that happened today. I went into the town to get an item of clothing during my lunch break. I was in a bit of a rush and knew what I was going for but in the shop I noticed a shop assistant hovering about who was quite a HB. She seemed friendly and was smiling. I thought I would try to strike a friendly conversation with her, not really expecting or wanting anything more from it apart from a bit of practise. I looked over to her, smiled and she came over to help. At that moment, I thought I had to cool,slick and try to say something witty but I got tongue-tied and the moment left. I felt deflated, became formal and just asked for help, got the item I knew I had wanted, paid up and left. While I appreciate I wasn't prepared and need to know a few openers to use in those situations but I was wondering, is it possible to to recovery from a bad first impression or in continuing am I acting like a AFC?