Essentially when they're in a professional environment. I'm asking because it happened to me recently, although nothing came of it. So I thought I'd share my experience and would like to know if anyone here has approached women while they are on the job.
I flew back from Asia last week and onboard my flight was by far the cutest stewardess I've ever seen. She looked like she walked right out of those airline calendars. It was a 11+ hour flight and she was servicing the two aisles opposite from where I was sitting. I was extremely tired so I dozed off not knowing for how long. Within minutes of waking up, I saw her walking down my aisle and I flagged her down asking her for a pen and paper. (She looked every better up close) She returned shortly with my request and I began to write (there was an envelope as well with the paper). Nothing happened for the rest of the flight, sadly... nor was I expecting anything to happen.
Once we landed, I managed to make my way throw two rows of passengers walking towards the exit. (It was quite a feat with a lot of sorry's and exuse me's involved) Once I made it pass the middle row the flight attendant saw me, perhaps just curious on why a passenger would make the way across the plane at this time. I handed her the note along with the pen and extra paper which I didn't use. She smiled and said those were mine to keep, but then I showed her the sealed envelope and said "this is for you." She had a confused look on her face but still accepted it with a smile. By that time I had to return because I was holding up a line. That was the last I ever saw of her. In the note I wrote something along these lines...
"Hi, I didn't want to trouble you while you were working but I would just like you to know you are the cutest flight attendant I've ever seen. Don't worry I'm not hitting on you, because how could I? I'm already gone. If you would like to grab coffee/tea sometime, my contact is xxx-xxx-xxxx."
She never called. But I'm glad I still did what I did because I would be thinking about the "what if's" if I had just kept to myself. Any critiques or thoughts on my approach? Or any other suggestions on approaching women while they are working?