It seems as if every time I crest that hilltop, in other words, broach the subject of going out with a waitress or barista before they do, it vibes like a big time faux pas. Well, that's good to realize, especially in these days of coronavirus, when the only women I have any contact with on regular basis who aren't my family members come from this category of food service or retail worker. To say these times seem too weird and scary to date would understate the whole idea of trying to get something going with someone these days, but I just read an article in the New York Times where people do manage to pull something like some of the aspects of dating off these days, so there you are.
So yeah, I'm not going to ask out some employee of a business in front of god and everyone these days, and I don't think I'll take that up again when or if the times get better for me as well as everyone else. For me at least, the rule seems to consist of letting the employee make the major move in that direction, and if that person just doesn't do that for some reason, there's my answer. Like I said, the only women I have any social contact with these days are these employees, and I have no interest in fucking anything up right now.