It doesn't work.
I've done it too many times to count. Usually, I break the silence with, "Hey Shannon
", or "Hi Valerie
". After this, i've found, there are three possible outcomes.
1: “Hi Phil.” Either genuine, or out of guilt
, it always has hidden meaning behind it. Listen carefully to the tone she uses
. Either she means to give the idea that “There’s something I want to say, but you have to get me to say it,” or “Why do you keep talking to me?”
2: She smiles back
. Again, this could mean two things, “Why don’t you say something to me, so we can break the ice?” or “Who are you?” and “Why do you keep smiling at me?”
3: She doesn’t respond. Whether this is intentional, or not, it is the most demoralizing
of the three outcomes. I try my best to determine which of the two it is, but doubt always gets the best of me. Try to get her attention, only a real bitch
won’t respond out of guilt. If she doesn’t, imagine a red X
stamped on her forehead, and move on. There is always someone better
. If she does respond, see outcomes 1 or 2 accordingly.