If you've attended E3, chances are you've probably had some interaction with booth babes. There's simply no avoiding them, even if they are one of the tackier aspects of gaming's biggest convention.
But not everyone feels uncomfortable around booth babes. Some guys love 'em, and some guys even fall for them. A quick perusal of Craigslist LA's "Missed Connections" section reveals a couple such lovelorn individuals, each hoping that the girl who disinterestedly showed him a video game product will wind up… perusing the missed connections site on Craigslist… hoping to find him there.
Hmm. That doesn't seem likely. But hey, it's worth a shot for love!
The first poster is up-front about who he's looking for: "booth babe. - m4w - 32"
You were chatting me up about a product. I said I was impressed... about a certain something. I wanted to ask you for more than your name but I didn't want to get you into trouble. I'm sure every nerd there wishes the same. If there is a chance for something more let me know what the product was that you were showcasing.
My friend, I wish you love in all things, but I think that if you're going to find the specific booth babe you're looking for, among the hundreds of booth babes who were at E3, you're going to have to be more specific than "You were chatting me up about a product."
I can just picture the lovelorn booth babe perusing missed connections, seeing this post and thinking, "Chatting him up about a product? He must be talking about me!!"
The second missed connection is much more specific. This gentleman is looking for a "Jane" from the Ubisoft booth. Jane was demonstrating ZombiU's augmented reality "zombification" app (and I will take the opportunity to remind you that ZombiU looks really freakin cool), when she approached our lonely craigslister.
I was standing in line to try ZombiU Tuesday afternoon when you asked me if I wanted to zombify myself. I happily obliged, and you laughed heartily as I made zombie noises and faces. I almost made it to the front of the line when I had to get going. You seemed genuinely upset that I wasn't able to play, but I told you I'd be back tomorrow.
The poster explains that he returned on Wednesday to see her again, wearing a black t-shirt with the logo of the website he writes for. He took a picture and learned that her name was Jane. From the tone of this post, he is clearly quite smitten with her, to the point that he wanders a bit into creepy town...
Now I realise you must get hit on ALL. THE. TIME in your line of work, and I realise you probably weren't any more or less friendly and accommodating toward me as any other attendee, but out of all the hundreds of beautiful women at the show, you're the only one who's truly stuck in my head, and I can't put my finger on any one reason. Maybe it's your dark, flowing hair, your ready smile, your toned, tan little body, the aforementioned sparkling eyes, your playful laugh, your personable demeanor or some combination of those things (or something that simply can't be quantified)...I don't know!
All I do know is that I enjoyed being around you, I enjoyed looking at you (and, I'll admit it, enjoyed not seeing a ring on your left hand), and would be honored if you deem me worthy of a chance to get know you better. Even if you never see this - and none of your fellow Ubisoft, uh, "brand ambassadors" see this and forward it to you - at least this will (hopefully) put my mind at ease. Thanks for reading.
Sounds like Jane made quite an impression. I, for one, hope these kids find a way to turn this missed connection into a regular ol' connection. It takes all kinds, after all.
Booth Babe - M4W [Craigslist]
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