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10 minutes into scritches and chill and he gives u this look


We read to know we're not alone


I have never in my life seen a writer describe this sensation that I used to feel almost weekly and still occasionally bump up against. There's a fluttering in the chest, a mild pressure in the eyes. You become aware of the full range of your peripheral vision. And you're dead certain something very important is about to be revealed.

Damned if you know what, though.

The 17 Stages of Socializing for Introverts

  1. Hey, man!
  2. Yeah, things are good. You?
  3. Here is the one funny anecdote I prepared
  4. Excuse me, I have to use the bathroom
  5. Yeah, Hamilton, totally
  6. So...
  7. Do we have enough wine for tonight? I can run to the store...no? Okay, if you change your mind
  8. Excuse me, bathroom break
  9. Haha, yeah...
  10. No, I'm fine, I just have this bladder thing?
  11. Are you kidding? I love cleaning people's kitchens
  12. Oh, your dog and I are just getting to know each other. This little guy looks like he needs a walk!
  13. I think it might have been that convenience store shellfish
  14. My boss just texted me and I have to go. Work emergency.
  15. Yeah, sometimes we have to do surprise Sunday inventories at the bank.
  16. I know it's 10 pm, banking is weird sometimes
  17. I have anal papilloma virus