Monday, January 23, 2012

Missed Connections

I'm a sucker for a good love story.  Oh, I'm a sucker for any story really.  I was on Craig's List tonight and noticed that in the personals, they have an area known as "missed connections."  That piqued my curiosity, nosiness and romantic nature.  I have no idea what I thought I would find, but certainly none of these:

I was checking out in the garden section buying dog food were in a blue long sleeve shirt and gray sweatpants and bought something worth 6 bucks. I watched you all the way to your white Suburban...with the company name on the back glass. I just wanted you to know how stunning you are. If you read this and might be interested....drop me a line back.

Okay.  Dude didn't want to stand in line.  Chick had on, NOT what I consider to be a stunning sounding outfit? But, then again, what do I know?  And, what did she buy for 6 Bucks?  Oh yeah, and the headline for this one was, "I saw you at the Goose Creek WalMart...."
It looks like a lot of love connections are being made at WalMart; or rather, being missed at WalMart.  This one was titled "WalMart SuperCenter..."

I saw you on the clearance isle this afternoon. You were dressed in black and white shirt and black pants. I can't stop thinking of you. What did I say to you? 

I don't know about you guys, but I'm dying to know what he said.  I can only imagine it was earth shattering and life changing?  Or maybe he discussed the "Isle" of WalMart?

I've spent the last thirty minutes perusing these ads.  I've learned a few lessons tonight.  Most of them are harmless.  Some are pathetic.  A few of them are a bit creepy.  (do people really answer those creepy ones?)  I was very relieved not to see Taylor described on there anywhere.  There's a lot of guys looking for guys.  A lot of eye contact is made while people are pumping gas, standing in line, and ordering food.  WalMart, grocery stores and fitness clubs are where it's happening folks.  So, if you're looking for a hookup, try one of those spots?

I'll leave you with my favorite; once again, this took place at WalMart.  (who'd have thunk it?)

You were ahead of me in quick checkout at Walmart, wore white shorts and casual blouse; I started whistling an "old tune" you recognized and you started dancing right there. We spoke briefly and shared oldies music memories. I said 'you have a great memory for music' and you smiled then walked away. If you have rhythm in your soul and are looking for fun, contact me here. I hope we meet again. Alex

Oh Alex.  You slay me.


angie128 said...

I cracked up at the "I saw you at the Goose Creek WalMart".
Sounds like a country song.

Colleen said...

Now that you have peaked my curiosity, I will defintly have to take a look.......And I was going to tackle the bottom cupboards today. Oh well...another day!

Darla said...

Okay, this just makes me not want to go to a Wal-Mart EVER again!!

Plus, I had no idea that Craig's List even had a section like that! I guess my mind just does not connect those things. So very good to have you to broaden my horizons. :) Tonight when I am bored (Jeff is traveling), I know what to do. :)

sherri s. said...

I've always wondered about those we think anyone EVER connects? I'm thinking no. And I agree with Angie, that's a perfect song title (or maybe the title of my novel?).

word: tatinex

I prefer Kleenex to Tatinex brand tissues. The Tatinex ones are, well, tatty.

miscellane-ash said...

oh, ju ju, you slay me...btw, 6 dollars? probably my special sensitive big ticket item at the walmart! :)

mel said...

I hope Alex gets an answer.