Monday, March 19, 2012

Missed Connection

Some of my real life friends (specifically JW who sat next to me for about 90% of our 1L classes) know that I get a morbid amusement from the "Missed Connections" and the "Best Of..." on Craigslist. I accidentally clicked on "Casual Encounters" once, and it was by far one of the most traumatic 20 seconds of my life. 

To me there is something tragic, but sweet about this whole phenomena:

"I saw you last week in the cereal aisle at hy-vee... you were wearing jeans. I think our eyes locked at some point. Tell me what color of shirt I had on, and I'll know it's you."

or something along the lines of:

"I noticed you at wal-mart last week. You were smokin' hot...I'm the guy with the wedding ring on, tell me what you thought of me."

I mean, aside from all the other great time wasting websites out there, this has to be one of my top twenty. That is until the other day, when someone wrote a missed connection to me. Not. Even. Kidding. 


It gave a specific time, a specific place, the specific make and model of my car, and the car advice (no really) I gave this guy....the final nail in the coffin--it described me as  abnormally enthusiastic. 


Clearly I'm not going to write back. But seriously. I think this just put the "Missed Connections" in my least favorite part of the internet. Sigh.

On a brighter note...This song made my day:

Happy Monday Friends!!!


  1. AHAHAHA. I can't believe you ended up in the missed connections. What if he is your soulmate!!? (I'm kind of kidding right now) That is awesome though. Also, yikes, casual encounters. Craigslist can be so skeevy. ha.

  2. This is hysterical! The whole idea of a missed connection is kinda sweet in an oddly stalkerish way that would only seem normal in a chick flick, but sweet none-the less. But that's so bizarre that he was so specific. Anyway, you'll have a great story to tell your grandkids down the line one day.

  3. I've never heard of this website..wacky!! I can't believe you got featured, ha!

  4. I had NO idea about "Missed Connections"!!! That is absolutely hilarious, Em... And it does not surprise me at all that you were in there!!! And OH MY GOSH... GOOD SONG!!! I LOVE Rascal Flatts... They are one of the very few country bands I enjoy. Makes me think of high school all over again!! Thanks for posting :)

    Xoxo B.

  5. Haha at least it's a good story right? And I think I would be somewhat flattered if someone wrote about me in a missed connection - even though I never read them so I would probably have no idea.

  6. Girl what you talkin about? You need to own that missed connection! Go get yourself that man, ps you are just the right amount of enthusiastic