Well. I'm sure you are all interested to know that the blue eyeshadow and the fancy shirt did indeed work. A cute manboy came back to my counter 3 times to order random meats and some pasta and vegetable salad and he seemed to have a desire to tell me all about his camping plans this weekend. When he said he was going to be drinking I asked him to have one for me and he said
"maybe I'll have two."
Giggles ensued and my mood was elevated for the remaining 10 minutes of my shift.
Some people need endorphins from exercise and some people need antidepressants, but sometimes nothing works better to raise your spirits than a well placed compliment. Sigh.