So i was doing the newbie challenge, to say hi to any random stranger with a smile, and i was also doing the rules of the game day 1 mission which was to start a conversation with any person a guy girl old anyone, just a simple chit chat. So when i got to the mall at 3:00pm i started looking for people i could start a conversation with but i said to myself that i need to set the bar high that i would be talking to hb6 above and not less than hb6. So here i am walking around thinking it was pretty easy but the AA hit me hard pretty hard, i didnt know this would happen, cause im no stranger to making a fool of myself in public with my friends. I thought it would be easy start a convo with an opinion opener what else could go wrong, but the AA was really hitting me took me an hour walking around until i needed rest went back home ate my dinner and decided that this was not an opportunity that i would miss and i hated myself for not doing it. When I arrived home my AA was fully gone and was pumped up to do it again after dinner. 6:00pm went back to the mall and AA started acting up again, i said to myself just get over the first one just dive right through rejected or not just do it. My plan was to start a convo with opinion opener and let her get to know my name get her name also simple right? But AA was such a hurdle, my mind was thinking of proper opinion openers that is needed in a situation inside the mall. So almost 30 mins passed by and i said i'd lower the bar to hb3 and 4's so it would be easier so as i was looking around for hb4's i saw this hb7 that could pass as 7.5 by looking at how well she dressed, so i had this in mind ask her an opinion about a gift that i could buy for my little sister because it was her birthday tomorrow. Then as i started to approach her she was fitting some shoes infront of a mirror while i was nearing she sat down, so i thought damn missed opportunity, but i wasnt gonna let it go i circled around so i wasnt coming from the back cause i went past her when she sat down, looked at some girly sandals and then went for it.
newbnitsuj: Hi! (barely managed to say a confident hi.)
newbnitsuj: i wanted an opinion on something, (i forgot to say the time constraint stuff)
i was walking around here to find a gift for my sister
hb7: you should buy her sandals
(Im thinking. Silly me we are at a shoe center)
newbnitsuj: she is 16.(i said 16 cause i thought the hb7 was not yet in her 20's but more than 18.) do girls at 16 really like sandals? Cause she is really into accessories and stuff.
hb7: well there are also nail polishers girls love that and some bracelets.
(i was really nervous at this point and i think she could notice it so i wanted to end it there, while she was talking i said thanks so i could scram the heck out of the situation cause i was too nervous)
hb7: still continuing about girls stuff (i didnt notice what she was saying so i just let her finish and i said thanks again.)
newbnitsuj: Thanks! (awkwardly cause it was the 2nd time, i thought to my self this wouldnt be successful if atleast she didnt know my name and i didnt know her name).
newbnitsuj: (i gave her my hand) My name is justin, thanks for your opinion.
hb7: (gave out her hand also, never remembered if it was a firm handshake or not for IOI,then she said her name) Michelle.
Then walked out of there. so my goals were met, didnt have to settle for less than a hb5 and i was happy but not impressed with myself thinking to myself what i was a nervous wreck infront of her, the next time i should be more confident(but easier said than done). So i must go out there and do it the only way for me to be more good at becoming a PUA.