My mother and sister would be so proud of me today. I made a phone call - see they are completely incapable of calling people and asking for help, advice, whatever. Its not exactly an easy thing for me either but I did it.
"Hello, Mr. Dude, my friend gave me your name and thought you might be able to help with my stuff.... etc. etc. "
I did it, I actually got a call back, and he's actually going to help me do my stuff. Don't you love it when a plan comes together. I didn't even sweat that much, but I did have a little diarrhea of the mouth on the message - I tend to ramble and say UH a lot. It still worked.