I think one of my life goals might to be one of the Missed Connections on Craigslist. Not the writer of one, the object of one. I know two people in the last three years to have had one written about them, so I think my odds are pretty good that there are shy, yet friendly, scribes typing internet messages-in-a-bottle at me and throwing them in the ocean of Craigslist.
But I am not very good at looking for them, the Missed Connections postings. However, both of the people I knew who were mentioned were alerted to said Craigslist mention through their friends. I guess I must be one of the friends. In 2006, when I discovered this new ambition of mine a friend was mocked for his routine checking of the Missed Connection listings, to which he replied, "Hell yes, I look at them, the love of my life is writing to me and I am not going to be the jerk!"
Thanks Adam. So, I guess I am in good company.
Obviously, getting to my point, I looked at the Craigslist Missed Connections today. I think I found me. Or one that could have been me.
This is what the Missed Connection said:
Uptown Rainbow Food Self-Checking (you) out
You were the most beautiful thing I have seen in a while. Want to play? Want to go out sometime?
I was at the Uptown Rainbow yesterday and I did use the self-check out. So, is it me? Maybe. He should have mentioned that I was buying a pre-cut tray of vegetables, cookies and a bunch of daisies with a chicken on top. That would have been more specific. Or he could have mentioned that I annoyed the Self Check-Out attendant by placing the bag in the wrong location and holding up the self check line. My secret Craigslist admirer poet could also have mentioned I dropped my purse, cookies and frozen Annie's Indian dinner on the floor.
Really, specifics are needed.
But I can't reply. I don't know if it was me. And if it was, I don't want to hang out with Mr. Vague-Writing. Or anyone who knows I buy pre-cut veggies and Annie's Frozen Indian Dinners.
At least I wasn't reading the Casual Encounters again. I never want to be one of those.