I saw you

Message.jpg I found this message taped to a pole near the corner of MacDonald and Broadway. It says, “To the blond cutie who lives in the neighbourhood, likes apples, and is not in a hurry. From the dude with accent and strange sunglasses. Please write to me.” I do hope the lady in question sees it.

As evidenced by the “I Saw You” section in the back of the Georgia Straight, there must be many such people hoping to find a stranger who left a lasting impression after a brief encounter. It’s the stuff of old black and white movies or of cheesy chick flicks if you’re feeling more jaded.

I sometimes read this section of the Straight because I like the stories behind these missed opportunities, and I wonder if these two people ever do find one another again. What are the chances of the right person reading an ad written just for them, and recognizing themselves from the brief description? And does this person want to be found as badly as the person who longs to find them? I don’t know, but I’m rooting for ’em.

4 Comments so far

  1. Jenny Lee Silver (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 11:40 am

    At work yesterday, one of my co-workers and I were reading through them in the Straight, wondering the very same thing…

    I’d love to talk to someone that it worked for.


  2. Travis (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 11:55 am

    I also really like the Craigslist “Missed Connections” — they’re even more interactive than the Straight.

    http://vancouver.craigslist.org/mis/


  3. wyn (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 12:03 pm

    Goodness knows, I’m not a Straight reader and wouldn’t expect the cute guy I want to talk to would be one either… or to have friends who are.
    For a lot of online fun, Vancouver’s Craigslist has a Missed Connections section, too.
    This guy seems far more likely to reach his target reader – what guts!


  4. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 12:43 pm

    Rachael, Rachael, Rachael: did you really blur out the poor guy’s email address? Publish it! Better yet, write to him and find out if it worked!



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