40 Days without an on-the-job conversation.
Author Will Text You 1-3 p.m.
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"Before Prozac, she loathed company."
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"I thank you guys for a wonderful time—and for giving me the opportunity to access some laughter!"
"Would you describe the pain everyone else causes you as dull and throbbing or sharp like a knife?"
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"Harold and I were staying home long before it was fashionable."
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"I have a bad association with people."
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"I'm only going to the party because the suicide attempt failed."
"Well, folks, looks like we're going to be together here for a bit, so how about each of you turning to your neighbor and saying 'Howdy'?"
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Two lines at a bank with signs saying "Chatting with Teller" and "No Chatting
"He's not very exciting in social situations but on the net he's a wildman."
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"How do I look? Is my bow tie straight? Am I having a good time yet?"
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"Aren't you glad we stayed in? I had time to order us some more sweatpants."
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"What if I told you that we have tickets to 'The Producers."
"They never showed up-they were the perfect guests."
"I did not ram Preston Sturges down their throats."
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"Sorry—just thinking out loud."
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"It's been nice talking to you, but I should probably get back to staring blankly ahead."
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An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Party
"Oh, not much. Just sitting here sifting through an old scrapbook of past injustices and imagined slights."
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"A bunch of friends are coming over to stare at their phones."
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"Let's just invade the picnic, stay for five minutes, and leave."
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"Should we even go to this farewell party if we'll never see them again?"