"This Is Highly Inappropriate!" She Shrieks

by Eric Disco
Feb 11

It was one of those sub-zero days where you don’t even want to go outside with your face exposed. I’d gone out at lunch but hadn’t found my one girl to open. So after work I decided to stop by the Barnes and Noble in Union Square to at least get one in. I’m a trooper.

I don’t see anyone at first and decide to leave. On the way out I see this girl and decide to approach.

“Can you tell me where the books on trains are?” I say.

We’re two feet away from the information booth and she begins to motion toward them “You should ask them…”

“Oh my god, you can’t even help a guy out?” I say. “Thanks a lot!” She laughs.

“You are so fired as my personal shopper. When you took this job you told me you could handle it.” She’s smiling and turns her body toward me.

I look at her and notice her lapel is this furry looking thing. “This is nice” I say and reach out to touch it.

“This is highly inappropriate” she shrieks and runs off. Oops, maybe I shouldn’t have reached out to grab her lapel like that.

I immediately start to get embarrassed. My face starts to heat up and I can tell that I’m blushing. I cannot help it. I cannot stop this reaction at this point. I get less and less embarrassed with the more situations I get into, but this time I’ve gotten embarrassed again.

Though I can’t prevent the way my body reacts, I can control what happens next. I do not allow myself to attach this rejection to my self-esteem. Now is the time when I tell myself “You are awesome, Eric, you did your approach for the day.”

If I allow myself to ruminate over a non-successful approach, shame sets in and will give me more anxiety and fear the next time I go to approach. If I allow myself the leeway to learn and make mistakes and focus on a future goal, I improve.

I walk back out into the freezing cold happy, knowing that I approached a girl today. And that it wasn’t an easy day to approach a girl.

I get to the subway platform, and notice a girl. This time without no anxiety I ask if the train is coming soon or if it’s broken down.

“That’s awesome, I’m hiring you as my travel agent,” I say. “But I can’t afford to pay you right now.”

“That’s okay, I’ll work pro bono,” she says.

“I’ll pay you in chocolates and massages until we can get you on the payroll,” I tell her. (credit: Glenn Jason) She laughs and I can tell she wants to keep talking to me.

I partly stall out and partly lose interest in this girl because I’m not super attracted. I’m silent as the train comes, with a smile on my face, knowing that I can talk to cute girls if I so choose.

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posted in Bookstore Game, Embarrassment and Rejection

COMMENTS
4 responses
Daniel says:

Actually, my fear of having the same experience you had in the bookstore is what keeps me from engaging women more often. I’m impressed by your rebound. It helps me to hear how other guys deal with rejection. Thanks for the inspiration. I enjoy the blog.

sky says:

wow, nice job man. i look forward to such beautiful rejections. they remind me that not every factor can be controlled, and its just best to move on. you do alot of solo girls, don’t you?

fuckdisko says:

YESTERDAY I PRETENDED THAT THIS WOMAN HAD BEEN TALKING TO ME I KNOW IT SOUNDS CRAZY I SAID TO HER ” can you please repeat
she snapped back ” what you talking about?
IT SEEMED LIKE TO WANTED TO ASK ME A QUESTION SORRY

WELL SHE THEN THREATENED TO CALL THE COPS OR SEND ME TO A SHRINK

Ella says:

Yeah right. As if any of this even happens to you. FAKE BLOG

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