Wednesday, September 13, 2006


I'm obsessed with the Craigslist "Missed Connection" section. It's crazy, and I wish I could explain it. In theory, it's a brilliant idea: Post a message for someone you might have seen or ran into but forgot to get a number or make a move. Basically, it's a place for cowards. However, reading most of these posts turns out to be some of the craziest shit I read. It's nice to think that there are people out there who consider themselves such hopeless romantics that they actually believe posting here will work. Foolish, yet oddly comforting. But most of these people are clutching at straws. And a fair amount aer perverts who happened to catch a chick's thong peering out when she was walking out of Trader Joe's.

(It needs to be noted that a fair amount of these postings (for the LA listings, anyway) center around a chain of grocery stores called Trader Joe's. This is because, for reasons unknown and unexplained by even Professor Stephen Hawking himself, there are always hot women at Trader Joe's. Seriously. Anytime of day. Any location. It's amazing. So naturally, in addition to these hot women, you have your basic male nerd shut in, who lives on the computer and can only muster enough energy to peel himself away from pixilated prostitutes (There are ads for hookers on Craigslist, too) to get the much loved, oft-mocked Two Buck Chuck available at their local TJ and take in the eye candy, only to rush back home and post about their "Missed Connection" fifteen minutes later).

But today, I found something stupid. And I had to share. I actually found a chain letter as a post.

Here it is:

Girl Facts:

When you break a girls heart,
she still feels it when
you run into eachother 3 years later

When a girl is quiet,
millions of things are running through her

When a girl is not arguing,
she is thinking deeply.

When a girl looks at you with eyes full of
she is wondering how long you will be

When a girl answers, "I'm fine, " after a
she is not at all fine.

When a girl stares at you,
she is wondering why you are so

When a girl lays her head on your chest,
she is wishing for you to be hers forever.

When a girl says that she can't live
without you,
she has made up her mind that you are
her future.

When a girl says, "I miss you, "
no one in this world can miss you more
than that

When a girl is mean to you after a breakup
she wants you back, but she's
scared she'll get hurt and knows
your gone forever

Guy Facts:

When a guy calls u
he wants to be with you

When a guy is quiet,
He's listening to you...

When a guy is not arguing,
He realizes he's wrong

When a guy says, "I'm fine, " after a few
he means it

When a guy stares at you,
he wishes you would care about him and
if you do?

When you're laying your head on a guy's
he has the world

When a guy calls you everyday
he is in love

When a (good) guy tells you he loves you
he means it

When a guy says he can't live without you
he's with you till your done

When a guy says, "I miss you, "
he misses you more than you could have
ever missed him or anything else

repost this in 10 minutes and your true
love will
call you


In ten minutes, if my true love DOES call me, I'll rescind this entire post and make my way over to Trader joe's as soon as humanly possible.


Formerly, The Dude Spoke said...

I stand by my previous statement.

I'll also have a lot more with regard to my feelings on the Craigslist and MySpace soon, just as soon as I get my act together with it all.

-Brady said...

Total bullshit

Becca said...

I posted a missed connection one time. It was for NY though and I don't remember anything about it.

Needless to say it didn't work.

Formerly, The Dude Spoke said...

I did actually post one once. I met a girl at a gas station.

Somehow that doesn't lend itself to dreamy mysticism of romance.

Then again, if you find a girl who can find romance at the gas station, maybe you got something special.