I'm in the backseat of my brother's car, sandwiched between two cat carriers on our way to Fayetteville, North Carolina, and the main thought going through my head at the moment is, "Will I have any StreetPass encounters?"
Since I've had my 3DS (March 28th, 2011), I've traveled from Oklahoma to Texas, Texas to Oklahoma, Oklahoma to Texas (again), Texas to Arkansas, Arkansas to Tennessee, and now, currently, Tennessee to North Carolina. So how many StreetPass encounters have I had? One. One measly encounter at some convenience store in Texas during the first trip mentioned above. Their name was "Bunny", to be exact. And wow, how exciting that encounter was when the little movie for our introductions played. Thanks to Bunny, I was able to obtain an extra puzzle piece for Puzzle Swap without having to spend my precious Play Coins. I was able to vanquish another ghost on my way to save the king in Find Mii.
The rarity in which I meet other 3DS users in sleep mode isn't for lack of trying, either. My 3DS is on and in my pocket everywhere I go. It's now on the same list as my wallet, keys, and phone under "Things to Take" whenever I leave the house. Hell, I even explored the confines of a three-story hospital when I took my brother to the emergency room (he's fine) in hopes to meet someone. Here are the messages I posted to Twitter during my little adventure:
Pathetic? Maybe. But my effort will eventually be rewarded, and when it is, it will be glorious...
Man, I really just need to go to PAX or something.