This "missed connection" popped up on the NYU Sub-Reddit over the weekend. In the middle of a stormy day in New York City, sparks allegedly flew between the poster and a "tall, skinny, brunette" art history sophomore from the Chicago suburbs (which, as we understand it, is pretty much a blanket description of everyone at NYU). He offered her shelter under his umbrella and small talk, allegedly, happened. So what was his reaction instead of, you know, asking for a name or a phone number or something that would be deemed by 90% of the population as private and normal? Posting a thread about the connection on a very public forum: Reddit, the front page of the internet!
To the surprise of no one, Romeo's Friend Request is still TBD. From our objective view up here in the cheapseats, that decision seems calculated and intentional. Can you blame her?
The moral of the story? It's an important one, especially to all you technological natives who grew up in the social media age: Learn some fucking social skills.
[H/T: Huffington Post]