I own a small repair shop and a woman I like took her equipment to a competitor. She has kids and is a single mother so I guaranteed the owner of the other shop that the job would be paid. After several months the owner of the other shop called me and asked me for money. I paid and never said a word to her.
The same woman happens to be my neighbor. Every day I see her car drive by (or parked) with the same broken window. Aside from it driving me bat crazy, I want to help her out but don't know how to approach. I bought the part ($5.00) with the intention of offering but now don't know how to ask.
I have her number from work and don't feel comfortable calling for personal reasons. Creeper move. Also not sure how I feel about simply knocking on her door. Again, possible creeper. Do I wait until I see her again on the street? Do I knock on her door?
A little background: She was a customer of my business and didn't pay on time. When she came in we yelled at each other and then our eyes met. I've been embarrassed by my actions as I suspect she has too. I've seen her around town a few times (which was awkward) and then she moved into my neighborhood.
The times I've seen her I believe she has a little crush of me too. She stared at me from across a parking lot until I caught her then she looked away. I caught her watching me at a school activity (we both have kids). She adjusts her clothes when I'm around. (Not to sound creepish, but I've seen her talk to other guys and she doesn't do that).
Last month we went for a walk when she told me she was seeing some guy out of state so I didn't ask her out. I have my reasons to believe she is no longer seeing him (she's home on the weekends now).
Is it wrong of me to use the car part as another way of talking to her? Should I knock on her door or use a number I pulled for business? I don't want to come off as a 40 something year old creep.
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Knock in her door. And say hello, sorry to bother you... I'm ___ And, I think we may have gotten off on the wrong foot. I'd to make ammends. If you'd permit. me I'd like to repair ___ for free of course. if that makes you uncomfortable, then maybe you could make it up to me by agreeing to go out for coffee or something one day. Something like that but don't come on too strong. And don't be bumbed if she declines. And give her time to talk, but. not too much where she has enough to come up with a million excuses.0
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