Washington, DC


Photo by Diane Krauthamer

Ed. Note: If this is you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP. For those curious about passed missed connections, some have been made and when possible I’ll try to update when/if more are made. We’ve been told our last missed connection is unfortunately not single.

“Dear PoPville,

Was hoping I can find a young woman who was in front of me at the potbelly’s around noon on Saturday (12/19/2020). She was wearing a men’s bomber jacket with a backwards baseball hat. She held the door open for me and asked if I wanted to order before her. She ordered 4 chicken salad sandwiches with everything on it – I asked her if she’s feeding a family or if its all for her. She laughed and just said “i love me some chicken salad.” We then talked about how the pickled peppers make any sandwich taste good. I introduced myself as Mark and she didn’t tell me her name, but she said she’ll see me around. I was wearing a navy puffer jacket and black jeans with my dog outside, 6’3, 34 and a 5 o’clock shadow. When I kneeled down to unhook my dog’s collar outside, she was gone.

When i walked down the street someone in a grey dodge challenger was at the stop light playing The Box tops- the letter. When I looked at the driver, it was her, but she was busy with an animal in the passenger seat – i even think it was a cat.

I went back to the potbelly’s on Sunday around the same time hoping i’d run into her again. But not luck. I wish I would have given her my number or card, I just didn’t think she’d disappear that quickly. She was really sweet, witty, and quick.

I just want to say, I think you’re beautiful, and would love to buy you a chicken salad sandwich on any given day when you’re not in a rush. Can’t stop myself from writing this after knowing she was playing the box tops letter song.”

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