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Helena, I often don't ask, or use the Winogrand technique of sidling up to them, camera not conspicuous, get friendly and have a short 2-3 minute chat - I am sure people will find you charming - and almost off-handedly say:
do you mind if I take a picture?
Even just gesture wiwh the camera, the RX1 is perfect for this, being so 'compact-like', unthreatening, casual, superficial. If only they knew. Always always give them a casual but meaningful thank you. This way you are not quite a stranger...
The idea is to have them not interrupt them 'being themselves' so you need your act together with focus ready to go and trust the meter. You can zone for what you want first - say 2 metres, then the camera is ready for framing. Check out the background and choose aperture/ISO based on what is wanted.
Human contact is rare these days, most people warm to a kind stranger. Culture plays a part, I often get accosted by young women wanting their pictures taken, that is in Tibet and Ladakh, Chinese also.
Jonas, you partner is lovely, and kind to permit you to post her picture. thanks.