Today I talked about women, and how to ask them out with tact. And the person I talked to came up with a goofy idea: that I should tell older women I will give them a quarter for every girl they introduce to me, and that I'll give them a second quarter if the introduced girl will go out on a date with me. But this simply seems ridiculous, and I won't do it. I am very shy, and have never asked a girl out in my life, but now I have finally found a girl who is very cute, and very sweet to me, and seems remotely interested in me-- she was even interested enough to ask me how old I am. (Big deal, right?) I work in the photo lab, and she works in the pharmacy, at the other end of the store, so I only see her a few times a day. Once she was leaving the store, and was talking on her cell phone. I thought she would walk past me and ignore me. But no, she didn't! As she walked past me, and while she was walking to the exit, she turned around, and raised her arm high into the air, and gave me the friendliest wave, and the cutest smile I could ever ask for! Though I feel she MIGHT be interested in me, my pessimistic nature forces me into believing that she simply could not be interested in me at all. So I am unfathomably reluctant to ask her to do anything with me, for fear that she will either say no in disgust, or that she will say yes merely because she feels sorry for me. I told my mom that I am interested in this girl, but she told me to be friendly with her, but not to ask her out, since that might make her feel uncomfortable, since we work together. Well, what should I do? Wow, that the most I've written in years! Sorry for the length.