About a week ago one of our large instruments at work broke down, and a technical service guy came in to fix it. He’s cute...I’ve seen him a few times now for various instrumentation calamities and have always been too shy to speak to him. This time however, maybe because of my recent dating attempts, I was feeling more bold.
I still didn’t have the nerve to ask him out in person, but I wrote him a note. :) I asked him if he wanted to go out sometime and gave him my email and number. Eventually when his back was turned I slipped the note into his laptop. Rather than waiting for his reaction I ended up getting incredibly nervous and ran away to another department. I told only one of my co-workers about this. Her response? “You little minx!”
I didn’t hear anything all week and figured I either freaked him out, or since I had run away he probably had no idea who I even was and was thinking, “Damn those chicks at __ Hospital are strange.” However today I DID get an email back! It turns out he knew exactly who I was and was extreamely flattered by the note. However, he is in a relationship right now and is not looking for anyone. I figured he would be taken. His last words though were “Definitely no harm in asking!”
I’m happy because just the fact I’m pursuing this goal is a huge step for me, seeing how I was so afraid of opening up to another relationship for such a long time. I kind of surprised myself with this one…and I hope I keep getting these bursts of courage in the future. :)