I've always wanted a great "how we met" story. Army Guy and I had a pretty cute "how we met" story, though it wasn't that unique, really. We met through a friend. I was temping at her place of work at the time and he was in New York on a business trip of sorts for the weekend. He came in with her in the morning and we talked briefly then, after he left, he texted my friend that I was "adorable" and that she should invite me to see this play with them the next day. So she did and the rest is history. Other than that, all of my "how we met"s have been simple and boring - at school, at a bar, online, through friends.
One of my very close friends has one of the most unique "how we met" stories that I've ever heard. Unfortunately, she didn't actually end up with the guy, but I've always wanted them to end up together just so they could share that story. It goes like this:
They were at a coffee shop. She had left her laptop open with OkCupid up while she had gone to the bathroom or to get a drink. When she came back, he'd left her a note that said, "I'm not on OkCupid, but I am on Facebook." She found him on Facebook and they started messaging back and forth while they were both still in the coffee shop. Finally, as it got later, she got up and talked to him face to face. They talked until the coffee shop closed around 1 a.m. (coffee shops in Minneapolis are often open as late as bars). Then they stood outside talking for a while, until suddenly he grabbed her out of nowhere and pulled her around the corner.
At first she wasn't sure what had happened, but that's when she heard the gunshots.
She was totally in a daze after that...as it turns out, a shooting had taken place just across the street. The victim was okay - he had been shot in the leg. The shooter had hopped in a car and disappeared, I believe. My friend and the guy stayed to talk to the police. Then, my friend was pretty shaken up, so the guy accompanied her home and they sat and talked until the wee hours of the morning.
I mean, how great of a "how we met" story is that? Not many people can answer "we witnessed a shooting together" when people ask them how they ended up together. I suppose it would've been less cool if someone had actually been more seriously wounded in the shooting. But thankfully they weren't, so I think it's a pretty awesome and unique "how we met" story...not to mention badass.
What's the best "how we met" story you've ever heard (or experienced)?