Sadly the fairy-tale ending I’d been hoping for didn’t make it past first tub but surely the point is this: if you don’t ask the question, you’ll never know the answer.Of course, that answer would have come far sooner had I mustered up the courage to ask her outright but who could do that in a packed carriage full of silent, snooping strangers? As with most things these days, there’s an app for [email protected] is a new way of finding love on the London Underground if it’s inconvenient, inappropriate or just too damn intimidating to talk face to face.
His post to Craigslist’s Missed Connections section described his brief encounter and the feelings he still has for the woman he never saw again after spending just one night with her, but it was taken down.
Now Reddit user SXMGirl has decided to give him a helping hand and has re-posted the tale - named The Most Beautiful NYC Missed Connection I’ve Ever Read - to the social media site in the hope that it’ll go viral and the mystery woman can be found.
He described how the woman he met on the eve of Thanksgiving emerged from one of the platforms ‘with a look of utter confusion’ and that he found ‘uncharacteristic courageousness’ to walk up to her and ask ‘are you lost?
In the post, he explains he was ready to commit suicide on New Year’s Eve in 1972 over his feelings of guilt about dropping multiple bombs on Hanoi. “I'm an old man now, and only recently did I recount this story to someone for the first time,” he explains. If it's fiction, I congratulate the author on a well-written short story that nearly brought a tear to my eye.” American writer and comedian Raphael Bob-Waksberg was revealed to be the author of a beautiful tale about another missed connection in New York.
“How many homes I destroyed, how many lives I ended, I'll never know,” he ponders in the post. “In these intervening forty-two years I've lived a good life.
But his outlook changed when he met a girl wearing a teal brown ball gown, later recalling: “I'd never seen anything so beautiful.” They talked over coffee, only for the woman who “saved his life” to disappear when he popped to the toilet, leaving the author “devastated”. He explains his friend’s daughter convinced him to cast a “virtual coin into the wishing well of the cosmos” and search for his missed connection on Craigslist. “If it's legit, I hope the guy finds this woman against all odds. One commented: "It was beautifully written, but to the point that it felt like something from a professional writer. You breathed your spirit into my lungs one rainy afternoon, and you can't possibly imagine my gratitude.” He finishes: “So wherever you've been, wherever you are, and wherever you're going, know this: you're with me still.” Twitter and Reddit users have been discussing the heart-warming post and it appears it was raining on that day in 1972.On my commute home a few weeks ago, I locked eyes with the cutest girl ever. After an eternity of nervous indecision, I’d reached my stop and missed my opportunity.Fortunately, after clocking her work uniform and using some detective skills/innocent stalking abilities, I tracked her down and we met over some Greek yoghurt (it’s a long story).