We all probably have a bad 1st date story under our belts. But your story can’t be worse than this Craigslist posting about a date that went terribly terribly wrong. In a humorous, yet honest plea, the John of this story tries to convince his date to give it another try. The story has become an Internet sensation and is slowing spreading across the Blogosphere and Twitter.
Craigslist has already taken the post down, but we saved the text. See below. Enjoy!
To the woman that crapped in my car… (NE Portland)
Reply to: [email protected] [?]
Date: 2009-01-25, 8:53PM PST
We met on Craigslist so I am hoping that this post finds you. I know that it could quite possibly be the most humiliating first date that you have ever been on, but I am willing to look past that.
I thought we had chemistry sitting at McMenamins sharing that basket of Cajun Tots while drinking the Terminator Stout. I really felt like there was a connection there. I found you to be intelligent and witty and looked forward to further conversation with you.
At some point in life, everyone has gambled on a fart and lost. It just happened to be on a first date in the passenger seat of my car. Please don’t feel bad. The package I sent you with Pepto the next day and the note that said “First dates are always a crap shoot. Call me” was meant to be funny, not offensive.
I have gambled on a fart and lost on multiple occasions. The first time I did it was very memorable. It happened when I was five and sitting on my uncle’s lap. I am lactose intolerant, but love cheese. I probably win 95% of the time, but I don’t think anyone wins 100% of the time. That’s why they call it “gambling”. I’m the last person to judge you for crapping your pants. In fact, I am impressed by your boldness. The timing on the other hand, could have been a tad bit better…like when you’re not sitting on a heated leather seat…
What I am trying to say is that if you want to go out again, I would be more than happy to take you someplace where we can get a meal that is high in fiber and less taxing on the digestive tract.
I await your call,
P.S. – If you shat yourself on purpose to end the evening early…Touché…
* Location: NE Portland
* it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Seriously, this might be the best Craigslist posting of all time. Let’s hope they get a 2nd date out of all this.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.