I saw you
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.