Missed Connections – Emissary Pergamino, Kaldi’s Social House and Biking through DC

photo by Diane Krauthamer

Ed. Note: If any of these are you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP. For those curious about past missed connections, some have been made and when possible I’ll try to update when/if more are made. We connected MC Nolan yesterday!

“Dear PoPville,

Emissary Pergamino on this saturday early afternoon. We shared a table with an umbrella because it began to rain and wrote in our respective journals. I enjoyed our slightly awkward chat before you left. If you’re ever at that cafe again let’s get a coffee and have a full conversation.”


“I was at Kaldi’s Social House in Silver Spring Saturday morning just before 9AM with some friends. I’m a late 20’s white male with wavy hair and I was wearing a natural linen shirt.

I was pretty sure the woman who rang me up was also checking me out. She kept looking my way and maybe seemed to be pointing me out to her coworkers. I didn’t find a good opportunity to ask her for her number. But wish I had! Here’s to the magic of the internet to maybe rectify my mistake.”


“On Sunday, August 22, at around 6:15pm, I was biking home from the Washington Spirit soccer game. I (wearing a light blue shirt & black bike helmet) pulled up at the intersection of 14th and Madison on the Mall, and exchanged smiles with you (wearing a white USA soccer jersey). Then we proceeded to follow each other up 15th street to Mass Ave, with you sometimes behind me and sometimes in the lead as we stopped/started at intersections. We talked for a minute at 15th and Mass and realized we were both biking home from the Spirit game, but I wish I had asked for your number before we went separate directions. I’d love to get a coffee and talk soccer/biking with you sometime!”

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