Saturday, September 10, 2011

Worst-ever strategy for meeting new people: attend a demonstration 'to get on TV'

As the protesters milled inside the police circle, Benson Ferguson stood by himself. The 60-year-old, who lives in an SRO hotel and is on disability, said he had come to the protest to get on television. "I'm by myself," he said. "I feel terrible."

Maybe he imagines looking on the "Missed Connections" section of Craigslist the next day and seeing an ad for someone who wants to get in touch with "that shy bearded fellow at the BART protest who stood by the side looking thoughtful, yet desirable."

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