So today's thing was kinda weird. For my 100 day rejection therapy, today I had to introduce myself to a stranger. When I read that, the first thing that I thought was "And...?" I mean, what do you do next? Well, it didn't say, which made this whole thing weirder and more awkward (which is good in this case actually).
So when I'm about to do it I'm wandering around the Old City and there's this square with many souvenir stalls. For some reason I had decided that the lady who owned the stall was to be my target. So I approach her look at her and kinda laugh on the inside because she has no idea what's about to happen. She greets me and I say "Hi, my name is Fabis". That's when it got awkward.
She didn't know what to say, I mean really, what would you say to that in a situation like this? The silence after that sentence went on forever and to break it for some reason I asked for her name, which made it even more awkward. I mean she was like 50 years old and it probably looked like I was hitting on her. So she kinda smiles and tells me her name.
You know what I did then? I complimented her on her name, which definitely made it look like I was hitting on her and it got really super awkward then. I didn't know what to do, and it was obvious to me that she thought I was a weirdo, so to make it less awkward I say something like "I'm just being friendly" as if that would make this whole situation any less awkward (it actually made it even more awkward). Emphasis on "like", I mean I was so anxious that the sentence that came out of my mouth was something dumber that only barely resembled what I was trying to say.
So another second of silence goes on (which felt like a minute) and I left. I just wanted to get out of there as soon as possible :D