You can't tell me you guys have never been in this situation, right? There's a beautiful woman, you want to appreciate her beauty (nothing sinister, just appreciate), but there's not a good way to do so without making it look like you're some kind of lecher. That's the predicament. What do/did you do?
AussieDodger wrote:Turn around?
She was 18 inches behind me, so this wouldn't be very comfortable for either of us, you know? Had I just turned around it would have resembled a Monty Python skit more than real life.
thedude wrote:You could ask her if she is a racecar driver.
If she was, what good would that do me? She'd bat for the other team, not mine!
It's also a good time to point out that I'm happily married, so all I'm looking for is a glimpse, not a phone number or anything.
NorthSider2 wrote:Ask her for some change for the coffee. Or make it look like you are looking for someone at the door
Good stuff. It would have looked odd to ask for change, then turn around and pay with a card, though. The "someone at the door" thing is good, but you'd have to really pull that off well or it would be too obvious that you're ogling. But good idea.
Would it be impossible to talk to her?
Sure, but about what? You have to have an opening for that, like she dropped her change or some event happened. It was a pretty quiet morning at Starbucks, unfortunately. But this is a good idea, if only there had been that "in" if you know what I mean.
Yoda wrote:Offer her the beautiful gift of 'the box':
You are a sad, desperate man.
So you want to "respectfully" ogle a beautiful woman?
Why not grab you coffee and take a seat?
I was already late for work, or I might have. Although, this would have been so out of character for me that the people behind the counter (who know me quite well), might have said something, thus blowing my cover.