Overlooked: The Best Missed Connections of the Week

Every Friday, for some fun reading, we bring you the area’s best Missed Connections on Craigslist.

The more Missed Connections you read, the more you discover the strange things people are attracted to, like public nose-picking (not kidding) and bizarre notes left on a car windshield. All that and tons of angst are on the menu this week.

Tangled – w4m (NoVa)
Reply to: pers-897915868@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-10-29, 10:36AM EDT

Every morning I contemplate the words that I’ll say to you over the course of the day. And every day I get so tangled up inside that I never say half of what I want to say. The back and forth between us is endless, but it’s only a distraction for you, I know that. I’m just a pen pal, a way to make the day go by quicker. Other than that, I’m not really that important to you. You moved on some time ago. And I have not. You still consume my thoughts from morning till night. I still hang on to a stupid sliver of hope, knowing that I’m destroying my chances of ever meeting someone who will actually care for me.

Maybe it’s time I started untangling myself.
        * Location: NoVa

Yikes, this is heartbreaking!

You swept me off my feet, literally onto the metro – w4m (Rosslyn Metro towards Vienna)
Reply to: pers-895957596@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-10-27, 7:11PM EDT

I was following a blind man and his dog onto the metro, the crowds were high and the space was tight–he stopped and I was on the threshold of the door and as it almost closed on me you put your arm around my waist and swept me gracefully into the metro. It was so chivalrous, and the strong, independent woman that I am—swooned like a damsel in distress at the sight of her knight.

Thanks for reminding me that there truly are gentlemen out there!
        * Location: Rosslyn Metro towards Vienna

What a lovely Metro fairy tale…

I can’t believe I am venting here, but – w4m – 26 (obcessedville)
Reply to: pers-897147608@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-10-28, 4:33PM EDT

Why don’t I have closure? I honestly don’t know. Seeing you with your tongue down her throat would have done the trick, but then you kept emailing me, seeming interested. What a toxic cocktail. hot and cold. or warm and then m.i.a., not there. I didn’t know whether to vomit, throw myself at you, or run like hell. I ran like hell. My rational mind says this was a good choice. My limbic system seems to know as well as the researchers that love is like heroin. So here I am. Still an addict.
    * Location: obcessedville

There is so much angst in the posts these days. Where is the love?

I was eating apple dippers, and you stole my heart – w4m – 20 (fairfax)
Reply to: pers-894843288@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-10-27, 12:13AM EDT

I saw you today at the drivethru at mcdonalds in greenbriar shopping center. you had the most handsome face, with such a frothy beard. I wanted to talk to you, but sometimes im just a little too shy
        * Location: fairfax

I like my man’s beard the way I like my lattes and beer…frothy!  Seriously, is a frothy beard supposed to be a good thing?

Mauled by a bear… – m4w – 32 (Plaza America)
Reply to: pers-897476209@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-10-28, 8:45PM EDT

This is a bit strange, but I figured I should try. I received a note on my vehicle a little while back, that said I was cute but they hoped I didn’t get mauled by a bear. Whoever put the note on my car left an email address and it was something about likesblueshirts, but I have lost the note and I would like to know who sent it to me. It’s quite funny actually because I love blue shirts I just so happen to wear one everyday, a different shade of course. Anyway long story short, I would love to take you to this lovely restaurant called Blue Sky(I only go there once in a blue moon), and I would love to be able to wear my blue suede shoes with my fantastic blue suit. I would love to see a girl wearing blue shirts all the time like me. Hopefully we will meet before the holidays I would hate to have a blue christmas without you. If you are reading this please email me and let me know who you are.
        * Location: Plaza America

Wow, someone writes this weirdo bear-mauling note and you want to go out with them?

Gold Digger – m4w – 28 (Chantilly)
Reply to: pers-897565446@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-10-28, 10:11PM EDT

I was heading back to Chantilly from a meeting at Farrish Auto.

We were sitting at the light by Hooters.

I glanced at you and you were picking your nose.

You looked around and spotted me staring at you.

You seemed embarrassed. But you were extremely sexy as you dug for that gold.

I’m 28/WM/Chantilly Va.

If you thought I was attractive hit me back.

Hope to see you dig that sexy nose again soon. I’ve got pics. Send me one to confirm it was you. Hope to see you soon…you sexy booger picker you.
        * Location: Chantilly

It was love at first nose-pick!

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