There isn’t a single Auburn fan, or perhaps SEC fan, that doesn’t wonder “what might have been.”
We’ve all had those thoughts and not just about the Auburn Tigers. “What might have been” is the narrative of life. There is a reason that Craigslist has a “missed connections” section that is so popular, not just for those who use it to try and reunite, but also for the entertainment of those who like to read them as a third party.
I’ve never put in a “missed connections” ad, nor do I know anyone who has. I’ve never gone looking through them for entertainment, but a local radio station does. It’s fairly hilarious, though I admit that the humor comes at someone else’s expense.
I began thinking if I did write a “missed connections” ad, what would it read like and for whom would it be meant? I came up with a pretty funny one that dates back to my sophomore year in engineering.
We met in the spring of 2003. I was the student with the long curly hair who looked like Frodo from Lord of the Rings, dressed in Adidas break-away pants, a graphic tee shirt and color matching laces on my shell-toe Adidas shoes. I didn’t know anything about you because I didn’t make friends within the engineering department. Though I went to an engineering-heavy school and was surrounded by engineering students in most of my classes, I preferred friends who were either not students or bad students. That probably contributed to my lack of knowledge of who you were. I also admit that the first two months of the semester, my head wasn’t in the right place when I attended your classes. Yes, it was the last class of the day and I was already thinking about drinking beer and driving around in random hay fields in an old mail jeep, seeing how many times we could roll it before we sang Garth Brooks. And, that was only on Mondays and Wednesdays. I don’t think I ever went to one of your Friday classes. Why? Well, because it was Friday, and I thought I might need to sleep all day in order to stay up all night so that I could sleep all day Saturday. Perhaps the saddest part of our missed connection is that I didn’t get you until it was too late. The very nature of your name was lost on me, as it was after the final that I realized that the sum of all the forces in the equation equaled ZERO, thus making it possible to solve all the individual forces in your rigid-body system. Yet, though I completely ignored you, I managed to get through you with a C+. Our failure as a student/class relationship caused me to ultimately reevaluate my life. You made me a better engineer and without squeaking by with a C, I may never have decided to become serious at being a student. However, there are times that I think about us and what could have been, had I just paid more attention.”
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