A few days ago, a friend of mine at work had to go to court about a traffic ticket. She spent some time chatting with a man there for the same reason and they commiserated, shared strategies for talking down their charges and made fun of the other courthouse denizens.
She was able to get her case thrown out as the police officer who wrote the ticket didn't show up, there is a new Key Lime doughnut on offer at Tim Hortons after all. She waved good-bye to her court chum and sped back to work and related her story to me mentioning how nice this guy seemed.
Today, I noticed that the newspaper I don't usually bother with has a column for Missed Connections from the 'Best of Craigslist'. I read it and it was from a guy saying he wished he'd had time to give a girl he sat with in traffic court his business card but she left after her case was dismissed.
I showed this to my friend at work and we looked up the actual ad on Craigslist and she e-mailed the author to ask what day they were in court. He gave her the date, time and place along with a full and accurate description of what she was wearing and looked like.
My guess now is that I'll either be giving a toast at her wedding or testifying after he turns out to be a creep. Either way, key lime doughnuts!