3/27/2009

Matchmaker Matchmaker

We have two free daily newspapers here which are a slight and perfect capsule for people who don't need in-depth analysis of just how shitty life is. I usually read one of them on the way to work but today had a look at the other I usually don't bother with.

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!

23 comments:

Allison said...

Aw, that warmed my cold dead heart.

Seriously, key lime donuts? Seriously. ;)

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Uh what? Tim's has a KEY LIME DONUT? Are you serious? Why did no one tell me? What am I doing here when there's a Tim's three blocks away?

Krispi Kreme used to do a key lime doughnut and it was MY OWN HEAVEN.

Holly said...

Key Lime Donuts. KEY LIME DONUTS. There's no such thing where I live these days.... I now really regret leaving the Northeastern US, where Tim Hortons abound.

SkylersDad said...

I see a made for TV movie in the future!

BeckEye said...

The idea of a key lime donut makes me want to vomit.

So does the Craigslist "missed connections" section.

Bubs said...

Remember, they're not just donuts--they're power rings! Although I'm not so sure how powerful a key lime donut would be.

Cormac Brown said...

It's destiny.

It's a beautiful thing.

It's the honeymoon night, and her throwing key lime donuts on his...

...well, hopefully she get as close to a baker's dozen as she wants.

Gifted Typist said...

That is sweet Dale. Hopefully they won't blame you for the divorce.

Why is that that I can only picture you with one friend in the world: Espanya

Some Guy said...

I'm still waiting for a bacon-flavored donut. Let me know when that becomes available and I'll head north.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I sure wish I had a friend who read all the crap in all the newspapers. Maybe my (other) true love is looking for me.

WendyB said...

Please please please someone give me a key lime donut!

Dale said...

I haven't tried one Allison but it sounds interesting! I have tried the cold dead heart though and it's a winner!

You have no excuse if you live that close to a Timmys Veggie Assassin!

Before reading Jen at Casual Slack, I didn't even know 'The Hortons' was available in the US Holly. Road trips can be for doughnuts too, no?

I hope I get to play myself this time Skyler's Dad. It's always between me and Tom Hanks.

Vomiting is underrated Beckeye, hurl away!

I love Power Rings Bubs. I think it'd be good but I'd also settle for some nice warm homemade regular ones too.

With talk like that Cormac, you may be asked to approach the bench.

Being blamed is something I love Gifted Typist so I won't mind a bit. Espanya is my only friend, don't let me fool you.

I'll see if there's any plans for the bacon love doughnut Chris and let you know at once.

It's long been my rule to only read the crap parts in the papers Barbara so I'll search on your behalf. I might have missed the little ad but it has the creepiest little graphic of a sex offender type looking back at a girl.

Regular mail's okay right Wendy B?

wonderturtle said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who "usually doesn't bother" reading the Missed Connections section. Sure, sure.

Melly/Melody/or Mel said...

Hopefully he wasn't in court for his 2nd or 3rd DUI. [I always forgive the first one...unless ya kill someone or your BAC is over 11]

Distributorcap said...

mmm key lime donuts

how i only meet felons and derelicts at the courthouse

Phronk said...

That's incredible! Key lime donuts! Haven't seen those around here yet.

Oh and I guess it's pretty cool that Missed Connections actually worked, too.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I love meet cute stories - and doughnuts. There aren't enough of either in the world.

Esther said...

I think the key lime doughnuts make this post especially tasty. Remember, it's all in those little details!

Coaster Punchman said...

I was gonna say what Allison said, except I'm newly married so I should act more romantical.

Helene (the Artist Formerly Known as Kate) said...

lol either a wedding or court eh? lol you will have to keep us in the loop!

I love lime... never tried it in a doughnut though

Suze said...

Key Lime donuts? Holy crap you Canadians really do have it all!

Johnny Yen said...

Cops eat donuts in Canada too? It's good to know that some things are multinational.

katrocket said...

The People have spoken, Dale, and they want to know more about the key lime donuts.