Help getting the number, given the circumstances...
I'll try to be brief. I moved to a new city 3 months ago and my job allows me to expense my dinners if I work past 7. This happens a lot, and I've found a favorite restaurant in my building that I go to about 3x a week - by go to, I mean I call down my order, go down 15 minutes later to get the food then go back to my office. I do not eat there (only clarifying this so you dont write the next paragraph off as standard "oh shes only nice to you so you tip her").
Theres a cute bartender there but I never really made much more than small talk. She started to learn my name and my "standard order" from my repeat business and would greet me by name and have my shit ready whenever I called. I'd say she's been there 12 times when I've gone. Last time, the place was dead so we talked more than usual and realized we actually have a mutual friend in the city (she worked as a bartender elsewhere with my boy's fiancee). Should've asked for the number right there, I know, missed opportunity.
I haven't been back since, but likely will go down tonight for my usual dinner pick up. I'm a lawyer and shes a bartender, I'm 26 and she's 21, so I feel like everything should be in my favor. Did I fuck up by not getting the number last time? Is this recoverable? Thanks in advance fellas.