Canadian student emails 246 Nicoles hoping to find lost connection
Montreal, Canada - Boy meets girl, girl gives boy wrong number: some people might take it as a hint, but one Canadian student decided it was a challenge.
He emailed 246 women at the University of Calgary with the first name ‘Nicole’ in search of the one he had met the night prior - causing many of the women on the mass email chain to strike up a friendship.
“We have this Nicole net- work now,” said communications student Nicole Manaog.
The girl gang formed after Carlos Zetina met one Nicole on Thursday when the pair apparently hit it off - but Zetina only managed to snag her first name and a wrong number.
So he sent out an email blast: “Met you last night and you gave me the wrong number,” he wrote in the subject line.
But as a Dutch exchange stu- dent, Nicole Toetenel does not have an email address affiliated with the university in Canada’s Alberta province.
The other women, however, began a long thread and soon created a Facebook page they dubbed ‘Nicole From Last Night’ to have a mass conversation sans Zetina.
“We created a Facebook page and we’ve been chatting that way,” said theatre student Nicole Rathberger. “It’s kind of neat that we’ve been using the technology to get to know each other.”
Some 15 of the Nicoles met up at a café near the university campus, and the ‘real Nicole’ was finally made aware of the situation through a friend late on Friday and later got in touch with Zetina.
Ladies - all with the first name ‘Nicole’ - are pictured at a streetside café in Calgary, Canada, September 7, 2018. Also the actual FB message from Zetina