I feel like I’m no help at all because my first impulse reaction was to
“You don’t say”
nevertheless, you’ll have to prevail. I believe in you.
is he German, tho? next time you see him say “Hallo, wie geht es Ihnen heute?” haha (”Hello, how are you today?”)
no, don’t do that. it would be weird. just pine from afar and enjoy the view