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Missed Connections: Bad Manners Edition

Line-jumpers, screamers, and wannabe adulterers look for love

This week, poor choices abound as our Missed Connections writers make misguided attempts at romance. Chances are, if you’re rude on Metro or chew a girl out at a bar, the interaction won’t lead to your dream relationship. Then again, if one of the most miserable places in the city can breed flirtation, anything is possible.

purple sweater getting on metro at navy yard this morning–m4w–27 (navy yard)
Date: 2010-10-07, 8:38AM EDT

I rudely passed in front of you before you got on train. . .

Does he really think she’d remember, let alone be charmed by another inconsiderate Metro rider?

You work at school since last two days–m4w–35 (Gaithersburg)
Date: 2010-10-06, 9:33PM EDT

you started to talk with me.I come there to pick up my kid.Yesterday I came to know that you are also married.No way I can tell this in person.But I have to admit you are way too cute.I just wish I could talk to you.I don’t know if you will ever read this post.

He should really ask this teacher for a grammar lesson instead of a date. And perhaps an ethics refresher, too.

Man on Mass Ave bus route–w4m (Cathedral Heights)
Date: 2010-10-06, 7:23PM EDT

You’re killing me.

. . . And you want to find this person?

Trader Joe’s–m4w–31
Date: 2010-10-06, 12:50PM EDT

Do you work in a Trader Joe’s or shop there?

His next post only reads: “Are you human?”

You screamed @ me @ Wonderland–m4w (Columbia Heights, DC)
Date: 2010-10-03, 10:09PM EDT

Saturday night 10/2/10 at Wonderland Ballroom, you screamed at me and I screamed back. I thought you were cute. I liked your hair, or lack thereof.

Craigslist dating tip #129: If you want to meet the woman of your dreams, just yell at her in a highly public place. Works every time.

Verizon Wireless–m4m–50 (18th & L Downtown)
Date: 2010-10-02, 12:25AM EDT

About 6:50 Friday evening; you thought I worked at the store. I didn’t, but played like I did. You are so freaking cute! Would love to have a cup of coffee. if it’s you . what did I look like? what practical joke did you tell me about re: another store? Hope to hear back soon!

Is this the first positive interaction to ever occur in a Verizon store? Historians, take note.