Scenario: you are on the train, you are sitting across from a man in a baseball cap reading, say, White Teeth, and in a matter of seconds you’ve visualized an entire literary life with him (the next stop, he gets off, and that future crumbles)....more
Posts Tagged: missed connections
A collection of short pieces written by Rumpus readers pertaining to the subject of “Missed Connections.”...more
A Twitter follower tipped us off to this Craigslist missed connection to end all Craigslist missed connections:
My stop was Union Square, but at Union Square I decided to stay on, rationalizing that I could just as easily transfer to the 7 at 42nd Street, but then I didn’t get off at 42nd Street either.
This is a missed connection, and as such I am very sorry that our connection was missed, or maybe I’m not, I don’t know, because I’ve never met you....more
The strip takes missed connection posts from Craigslist—the guy who fancied a girl at his CPR class, the woman looking for a “Scorpio/Dave” she met at Burning Man—and illustrates them in all their perfect absurdity....more
“Odd things happen in New York, which is why it’s such a great source of stories. Once I read a Missed Connection which took place on a train…”...more