Best Thing to do on the Subway (2011)

The Craigslist missed connections game

Trying to stave off boredom on the subway? You don't need an iPad or Kindle to have fun underground. All you need to do is play the Craigslist missed connections game. The goal of the game is to find yourself mentioned in the online classifieds' lost and found for love. It takes chutzpah, but what thrilling contest doesn't? The rules are simple: You and a friend (or friends) each pick a fellow passenger, one per contestant. Get their attention any way you want; make eye contact, tell them a joke, or simply introduce yourself. You can even give them a wet willy if you already know them. There are a couple of simple restrictions: Don't mention Craigslist and don't give them your phone number or e-mail address. After you feel you've sufficiently made your mark, go home and visit the missed connections page on Craigslist. Keep checking for a couple of days, because your target will have to build up the courage to write his or her post. First contestant to get a listing wins. What you do after that is up to you. And if the winning listing is, "m4w: Cute girl in the red jacket who gave me a wet willy on the G train," you're welcome.


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