I had just got off work and was craving a smoothie so I went to the cafe and saw this girl working on her laptop with headphones respectively in place.
I ordered and sat at her table (these are big, 4'x9' wooden tables) in the hopes to engage in conversation because I was interested, but decided not to because I didn't want to bug her/lack of confidence.
Girls, would you be flattered or annoyed?
Guys, what would you have done?
Most Helpful Girl
I would've been flattered. It once happened to me, the first time I ever went out to a coffee shop to do some computer work. The manager approached me several times, making sure he was the one to bring my food and collect my finished plates, always engaging in conversation while he was at it. Of course, your situation is a bit different seeing as you're not the manager but you can do similar things nevertheless.
Make sure that you keep the conversation short and delightful because she's probably really concentrated in her work. A good suggestion for you, why don't you buy her a cup of coffee, ask for a pen and a paper and write a note saying "Working hard pays off" or something sweet. You can either include your phone number with that if you're confident enough, or you can simply put it on her table as you walk to sit on yours. When she sees it, just subtly smile and if she seems like she's willing to engage in conversation, do so. Chances are that she will be the one starting it anyways since she would be thanking you for the deed.
If you don't want to do any of that, then be bold and simply approach her! You've got nothing to lose.0