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January 23, 2008

#374: Journal


[[Man picks up book from a table]]

Man: Since when do you keep a journal?

[[Man in black hat leans over from computer to answer]]

Man in black hat: Oh, I pretend to write in it on the train, and wait for a shy-looking girl to sit across from me.

[[Scene change to a train. The man in black hat is sitting across from a girl]]

Main in black hat (narrating): I glance up and wait for her to make eye contact, then look down bashfully and, if I can, blush.

[[Scene back to original room with man and man in black hat]]

Man in black hat: Then, when I see her start to smile at me, I roll my eyes and hit her with a quick glare, then resume writing. The alienation stays with her all day. It’s great.

[[Man in black hat is back to typing on the computer]]

Man: You’re sickening. This is why we can’t have nice people

Man in black hat: I can’t help it. It’s like shooting lonely, angsty fish in a barrel.