Dear random people in the coffee shop,
Please don’t stop in front of our table, stare at Zoe, grab your friend, then point at Zoe and smile and laugh and then walk off. I could tell from your expressions that you weren’t trying to be mean, and that you thought Zoe was cute, and I agree, but it was pretty awkward, and I really don’t want her to be any more self-conscious. She already gets really shy when someone comments on her glasses. In fact, she’s normally good at saying thank you when someone compliments her, but she clams up if someone compliments her glasses.