Trying to reach out and connect with someone on the street doesn’t always go according to plan as this one unfortunate streamer happened to find out the hard way.
One particular streamer recently took to the city streets in search of meeting someone special when he was met with a brutally awkward rejection.
In a September 25 broadcast, Twitch streamer ‘Yuber’ was walking the streets of San Diego in hopes of making a genuine connection with a local ahead of TwitchCon 2019.
With full confidence, he walked up to a random woman on the street and jokingly asked for directions to Walmart before actually coming out with the truth, saying “I’m just kidding, I thought you were cute.”
As soon as this topic of conversation came up, the bystander took off without hesitation and practically bolted across the street, claiming that she was “really sorry, I have to be at work at five.”
Clearly made uncomfortable by the situation, she made her departure without shaking hands and thus the attempt at building a rapport was over before it ever really began.
Swallowing the loss, the streamer kept his head held high in defeat and kept on walking down the street without even so much as saying a word or glancing back over in her general direction.
The stream continued on and many more attempts at starting a genuine conversation were made. Whether Yuber will find what he’s looking for though, remains to be seen.
Known primarily for his IRL streams, this certainly isn’t the first time that Yuber has been the center of attention in the Twitch community.
In May of 2018 the streamer released a video that detailed his struggles trying to break through as a streamer.