It’s in the details
Each week, we pick four thematically linked Missed Connections from the weekend to compete in a battle of opinion. First prize is a date with the missed connection. Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you’re fired. (We have no power to actually award any of these prizes. Leave your ranking in the comments.)
Unrequited love can be a beautiful thing, but unrequited love on the Internet can be a beautiful and ridiculous thing. Perhaps emboldened by the thin veil of anonymity afforded by the World Wide Webzone, online suitors seem to have no problem sharing the most bizarre and intimate details in their posts. For this week’s Always Be (Missing) Connections, we round up a few doozies, including an encounter with a bag of potato chips, some sexy Superman headphones, and the small matter of being “a little bit older” than the mystery girl you’re trying to hook up with.
ryan rd pick n save potato chip guy - m4m - 99 (oak creek)
your young hot and sexy! You were checking the dates on potato chip bags, luv your eyes, get in touch with me, I’d like to explore your body, especially below that shiny belt you were wearing! Hope I hear from you Mr. Ten dollars an hour!
Pretty Girl on The 21 - m4w
You had short hair, glasses, black tie, Superman headphones. Caught you looking a couple times and thought you were adorable, but there’s just no good way to approach somebody wearing headphones. Coffee is kind of conventional—wanna get gelato and see a ska band sometime?
Downtown Milwaukee - m4w
You work downtown, I see you at the lunch hour where you work, dark hair, recently graduated, we talked once when you were coming into work....don’t feel super comfortable asking you at your work place since I come there quite a bit, plus I am a little older. Would love to grab a drink or coffee sometime.
behind me in court - m4w - 31 (milw cty court house, courtroom 400
You were sitting right behind me in court room 400 at the milwaukee county courthouse today. You had brown curly shoulder length hair and a cute little bump on your nose (its super cute). Not sure why you were there. I was called up twice before you were even called. I left w a huge smile on my face because my case was dismissed, hope you had luck there too. Id love to hear from you.
Who is the most deserving of a callback? Leave your ranking in the comments. (1=date, 2=steak knives, 3=fired, 4=really fired)