Czech man posts subterranean Valentine

A mystery Valentine kept riders of Prague's subway guessing last month when an anonymous man took out ad space in 105 subway cars in hopes of recovering his lost love.


J.A. Getzlaff
February 10, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

A mystery Valentine kept riders of Prague's subway guessing last
month when an anonymous man took out ad space in 105 subway cars
in hopes of recovering his lost love.

His forlorn advertisement read, "Dear M., the only thing you left
me are the memories. I hope that you still take the subway and
that, sooner or later, you will find my letter. I think of you
all the time, how you were preparing eggs or pancakes in the
morning, wearing my white T-shirt."

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The plea was simply signed, "A."

According to an Associated Press report, "A." paid for his
underground love letter through January. Karel Brezina, director
of Rencar, the agency that sells the subway's advertising space,
admitted that the company gave the man a "substantial" break on
his ad. They did so because, Brezina said, "we liked it."

Brezina, would not, however, identify the elusive paramour.
Which leaves the citizens of Prague guessing. Did M. ever read
A.'s message? Will she (or he?) forgive him? Will she (or he?)
ever make pancakes and eggs for A. again? Who's wearing that
white T-shirt now?

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J.A. Getzlaff

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