I frequent a particular coffee shop 3-4 times a week, and am pretty familiar with the baristas, as I see them often. I've noticed one of them, C, is flirty and playful with me, and seems genuinely happy to see me when I come in. I'm interested in getting to know her better, but so far our interactions have been limited to brief conversations over the register. I've tried to occasionally steer conversation away from work, but she's busy and on the clock, and I don't want to be the asshole holding up the line. Knowing that what little relationship we have so far is business/customer related,
1) Is asking her out at work likely to be unwelcome/irritating/too aggressive?
2) If it is, are there alternative ways to initiate contact that are less abrasive? E.g., would seeking her out on social media be appropriate, or just weird and creepy?
For social context, I am in a small town (<20,000) in the United States.