For the lonely, there's probably not much lonelier than Christmas, that time of year when we're supposed to be basking in the warmth of family and loved ones, but instead we're watching It's a Wonderful Life for the third time and eating TV dinners seasoned with the bitter salt of our own tears. At times like these, the only thing that can cheer us up are people who are even sadder than we are, and to find those people, there's no better place to go than the Craigslist missed connections.
So that you might feel a little better wrapping presents addressed to yourself just so you'll have something to unwrap on Christmas morning, we bring you the most truly depressing posts on the Craigslist personals from the last week or so. (Tip: Click on the pics to enlarge the text).
This could be a template for pathetic Craigslist loneliness: a woman whose "best friend" is still the guy who clearly broke up with her. Life sucks, you say? Yes it does, anonymous Craigslist poster, yes it does.
And on the other end of the spectrum, we have the person who is incapable of escaping his or her oppressive relationship. On the bright side, at least they have someone to open presents with.
This one doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but man... that last line really gets you, doesn't it.