15 February 2011
I'm sure your neighbourhood grocery store has one of these boards near the entrance. A place for folks to give away kittens, sell old furniture, offer their babysitting services or rent a room. A few months ago, I saw one of these "Seeks Lady friend" cards and I kicked myself for not taking a picture of it. Well, luckily for me, and maybe not so lucky for the lonely gentleman, he's trying again so I couldn't resist grabbing a shot.
Perhaps there's a lady out there who's looking for a man of a certain age who doesn't waste words. And she's far more likely to be at the grocery store than at a single's bar or online dating site, so our lonely-heart is wily, too. He may even be a romantic, given the proximity to Valentine's Day. I especially like how he optimistically placed two cards on the board - a potential lady friend might just want to take one rather than copy down the number.
I do hope any single ladies who might be interested are in the habit of checking the board. And yes, I did smudge the number on the image, but I could be persuaded to reveal it if someone asked nicely. I wouldn't want to stand in the way of a potential romance.