Victor has gotten in touch with Lauren, thanks to the viral power of the world wide web and hand-posted signs.
“She remembers me and we will meet next week sometime… im ecstatic about finding her. So many helpful people who don’t know me have pitched in and made this possible. Karma will remember your good deed and so will I.”
Congratulate yourselves! You played a part in making this connection anything but a miss.
Given that absurdly romantic gestures are possible and have a chance to work out, I think we all can be:
I am not a sap.
However, I am a sucker for an absurdly romantic gesture. Cue Dirty Dancing and the “No one puts Baby in the corner” scene. Or the Pretty Woman scene where Edward defies his fear of heights to climb up the fire escape and “rescue” Vivian. Yeah, I’m can be a girl about such movie moments.
I’m even a sucker for Missed Connections on craigslist. Funny, sweet or fake, they get me every time. I like to imagine that if I were single (no disrespect at all to Mr. Davis), I’d be destined to meet someone via Missed Connections. And the world would stop once we saw each other at the fountain in Wicker Park (the meet-up spot in my fictional Missed Connection ad).
Given I’m such a sucker, you can imagine my elation when I saw this romantic gesture, a real-life Missed Connection, if you will.
This flyer was posted up and down Franklin Street in River North, perhaps near the scene of the Missed Connection. I hope Lauren is truly addicted to love, Robert Palmer style, and she e-mails Victor the Spartan.
Or else I’m just a sucker for fiction.