Craigslist is great for just about everything, from finding apartments, to tracking down last-minute tickets, to encountering people who want to smell your womanly scent as you respond to their abuse of your breasts, but, you know, casually. And also, for getting such romantic entreaties graded, thanks to MissedCorrections.
MC's the creation of a Philly writer who scans C-list's Missed Connections, prints out the keepers, and snarkily uses red ink to correct mistakes in tone, punctuation, and grammar, but not Grammer, because his errors were pretty limited to Back To You. Some of the better entries:
Hot redhead girl walking into Wawa (252) A young man's pining for a lady entering the convenience store receives a grade of F-, which apparently exists, for both over- and under -capitalization, and use of the phrase "I bet you bang like an ape."
our eyes meet in food depot - m4w (austell) This champ grades out at a C- thanks mainly to rampant grammatical and punctuation mistakes, but is told to "revise for a higher grade". Like Kindergarten.
Why not try something new?? - 26 (Germantown) Another F- for this intrepid soul looking for "sum fun", who's docked for boldly claiming "MONEY ON HAND. I LOVE SPENDING", and's ordered to "revise" about every other word and his "Japanese script tattoo", although there's really not a ton of dialogue in those Kurosawa movies, so it can't be that bad.
Proving not all people hellbent on finding love on the 'nets are complete idiots, MC awards one post an A+, calling it "amazing" that the entire entry is just a quote from Tennessee Williams -- the man who developed the offbeat style favored by Craigslist ads, when he told the world about a streetcar named Banging Like an Ape, or something like that.