I know its been a LONG time since my last post, but recently considered getting into the game again... The main reason as always, there's this girl. haha
So she works at a bakery, my friends shrug off requests for advice since she doesn't even know my name. However this last week she recognized me as a regular (and knows my usual order). We also make quite a bit of eye contact, at times she appears to smile and linger at times touching my hand as she gives me change. Time appears to slow down a bit.
Was thinking to tackle this in steps over a few visits
1) just joke in passing. "Hey since you know my order now does that mean you've given me a nickname" smooth right? (in retail etc... the employees often give regulars nicknames, hopefully its nothing too bad haha) create some comfort in a way.
2) After a few more visits somehow ask her out. I've always felt nervous, particularly around "Hired Guns"
I'm not sure why I feel nervous I mean I'm pretty successful for my age professionally at least. I knew she had a BF a couple of years ago through facebook we have a mutual friend, but have heard nothing since.
Perhaps I could start the convo by asking about our mutual friend. But I dont want her to misunderstand why I'm asking as the mutual friend is quite popular with the guys.
All thoughts, advice and comments welcome.