Gasparilla “Missed Connections” Is a New Level of Desperation
Tampa Bay is still recovering from another great Gasparilla last Saturday. With over 300,000 people invading downtown Tampa, dressed as pirates, and celebrating the city’s couture, it’s quite a sight, to say the least. Gasparilla is a few weekends long with several parades and parties, but the main attraction is the “pirate invasion” with the boat parade and several parties following throughout the day. It’s considered Tampa Bay’s version of New Orleans Mardi Gras.
I wonder how many people met their significant others at Gasparilla. With so many people, the odds should be in your favor, right? Well, I happened to notice a post on Craigslist’s “missed connections” page. If you aren’t familiar with the page, it basically publishes posts from people who think they may have spotted “the one” and don’t want them to get away. I wonder if there are any “missed connections” success stories out there. I happened to spot one that someone posted from Gasparilla and wanted to share.
“At the Gasparilla parade, you (an older beautiful woman), on a float saw me (on an elevated platform). You gave me a look as I raised my hands in the air waiting for you to throw me some beads. I saw you throw something my way and I caught the yellow rubber duck you tossed my way. You gave me a big smile and a long look…..like….great catch! You put your arms out and gave me a shake so I could see you waving at me. I sure hope you see this and get back to me, would love to buy you a drink!!”
I am, by no means claiming to be a dating expert or how to “pick someone up”. I am also unsure if “older beautiful women” are checking the “missed connections” page on Craigslist. I would guess only the most disparate to find their soulmate would post something like this as a last-ditch effort to find happiness. I wish this person the very best of luck and love, but I think we all know how this story ends, unfortunately.