I am a twentysomething woman who is interested in women but hasn’t yet dated one. At the moment, I have a mild crush on one of the baristas at the coffee shop that I go to nearly every day during work. I see her several times a week and we have a fairly friendly customer-barista rapport. I’m not painfully pining away—I just enjoy talking to her and it brightens my day when I see her.
I’m about to leave my job in a few weeks, after which I will no longer be a regular customer at that coffee shop. Part of me wants to ask this girl out or give her my number before I leave, but I am also firmly of the opinion that you should never hit on people at their place of work, especially when that work involves customer service. (I also have no idea if this girl is also into girls.) Should I just let this gentle crush go, as it will almost definitely fade once I no longer see her almost every day?
—Coffee Shop Meet-Cute