Perhaps I was too inebriated to pick up on your signals but maybe there was a missed connection? Truth is, I already have a situation. I think you had rainbow hair, but couldn't tell in the alkaline flats. Sure, there are some really adorable ads, but let's be honest: we troll browse the section for the utterly ridiculous postings that give us a laugh. Girl with fish guts on her in the boat. But in case I don't see you, know that I'd love to buy you a coffee or tea or what-have-you it's cold in that park! That said, it won't work with us. The moment is fleeting, and in a desperate attempt to reconnect, people post Missed Connections. I apologize profusely for staring, I couldn't take my eyes off you! Well, maybe 'met' isn't the right word.
We've compiled the craziest Craigslist Missed Connections posts ever in the slideshow below. People have found girlfriends or boyfriends — some of which have turned into wives or husbands. I thought about asking if your pet died, but the socially conscious portions of my brain told me that would be a bad idea. I saw you again a couple hours later when we got arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, and then we ended up in neighboring cells at the 90th precinct house in Williamsburg. Well, that's where I chose to sleep I know, weird concept after crawling into what I mistakenly thought was my empty bed at 4am. You looked close to going into labor, and I think I heard you say 'I don't know when this little mother fucker is gonna drop out, but it better be soon. Wait, is this even a missed connection? It's so good, in fact, 'my situation' laughed her ass off this morning when I told her that one story about a random naked girl waking up in my bed.
The locations are as varied as the strange encounters themselves: a stranger's bed, at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration, on an airplane 10,000 feet in the air and inside a Walgreens, for example. Six of them even asked me to illustrate their wedding invitations. Maybe we could meet at the High Tide some time. Me: Stilted clown hobo next to camp earth mad max 2046. Anyway, if I weren't in my altered state, I'm sure things would have gone differently. He has nice sheets and locks his door from the inside looking out for your safety.
Here is a hand-picked selection from the book, illustrations of some of the funniest, strangest posts I came across. Please know that I will always carry the memory of you in my heart. Or do you check the Missed Connections listing for pure entertainment purposes? Have U ever had a missed connection? Do I put on clothes or do you? I don't want you to think I have no manners, after all. Those were her best two dollars. You were hit hard by another skater. Our eyes locked, you mumbled an apology, and I think I fell in love. Gas Station She loved those two dollars.
In the end, Missed Connections is about hope — hope against the odds, the hope of a second chance. Tweet HuffPostBooks with hashtag missedyou or post it on our Facebook wall. Me: excitable redhead in a gray coat. You immediately pulled out your cell phone and started talking to someone, so I couldn't introduce myself. I never thought a wife beater could look good on a pregnant woman, especially when underneath it you wore a black bra.
Unfortunate But Hilarious Missed Connections on Craigslist. I mean, one of the hottest guys I've seen in Portland, easily. Smiles are exchanged, you debate whether eye contact was flirtatious, and then it's all over in an instant when you've reached your stop. By the way, nobody likes being exposed with their pants down to the first three rows of passengers, but was it necessary to have me escorted off the plane by police. Sorry it's not you, it's me and my over-use of parentheses. That Ass If all he can think about is that ass, that might be a pretty good warning! It was a steep vertical climb, the landing gear had just retracted and the four vodkas I had were pressing against my bladder and the four Xanax I had were inhibiting my ability to hold it. We made direct eye contact past several stops.
You: small and compact, with black and white fur and ears that stuck out. I believe you happened to mentioned your own situation, too. I'll be looking for you hard the next time I'm down there, and I won't let the opportunity pass by me a 2nd time! I doubt you'll see this, but I'll forever remember this as the Halloween that a Sith stole my heart. Seriously, do things like this happen in real life? Every day hundreds of strangers fall in love on the strength of a glance, a smile or a particular hat. I made some russling noises with the bags to get your attention and we had a brief moment of eye contact before the woman started ringing you up. When you landed in my lap, you nearly did some permanent damage. Actually, I think you were pretty funny.
Thesection on Craigslist can be romantic, rude, or just downright bizarre. Technology Fails Us All Using an app to rate how hot people are and connect with them has very few downfalls, but this is def one of them! I had just woken up and was trying to remember what I had come in for. They're reading a book that's been on your list forever and, eventually you're caught staring. We locked eyes across the tin cans and string. I'm the tall guy with glasses and short, dark hair wearing jeans and a tan t-shirt. It looked like the miracle of birth. I thought you crushingly attractive but things got moving and I lost track of you before I was able to work up the nerve to say hello.
Thankfully, devotes a whole section to people hopeful to find their subway lover. You're a few years younger than me with short, dark hair and you were wearing all black with leggings and a red handkerchief around your neck. I can arrange something, or you could just stop by. We met in a sandstorm, and you poked your head out of the costume. We might have to do a second chapter in our Missed Connections theater here — there were too many to choose from! If this is you, tell me what I was dressed as. Can i just wrap myself in a blanket and walk over? Me: Highly medicated passenger, waiting to urinate. I had a gray hoodie with black stripes on the bridge.