A Great Personal Ad in as Few Words as Possible

It’s not quite the six-word novel that Hemingway supposedly wrote to win a bar bet (it’s supposed to have gone “For

sale: baby shoes. Never used.“), but this Craigslist personal ad in the

“missed connections” section still says so much using so little:

You…being shoved in the back of a squad car… – m4w – 27

I shouted “fuck the police”…you made the black panther fist. You got

tasered, I got goosebumps. Your hair is very pretty. Let’s chat.

4 replies on “A Great Personal Ad in as Few Words as Possible”

Best (or, at least, most effective) personal ad I’ve ever heard of appeared in the New Times, our local alternative weekly, some years ago.

Just two words — “MISTER WRONG” — and a box number.

Son of a bitch got over four hundred responses.

— Bruce A.

My favorite from the Twin Cities City Pages: “Friday: you, in ER waiting room at HCMC. Me, drunk, tied to gurney. Want to get together for a drink?”

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