Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
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I know this married couple Jane and Jon. We’re not friends but they’re nice people who I met through a mutual friend. They are the typical marriage: kids, a home, bickering and all the sundry which comes with it.

If you are familiar with the L.A. area, there’s a record store called Amoeba Records which I frequent. That part of Hollywood has many coffee shops and restaurants with outdoor tables because of the weather. A little more than a month ago, I was headed to the store and from a distance spotted Jane and Jon sitting outside at one of these places and thought to say hi. But as I got closer I realized Jane was not there with Jon. She was with this another guy, I’ll call him X, enjoying each other’s company because they reached over the small table between them and became human vacuums right before my eyes. She never noticed me at all. The world could fall away around them and nothing else would matter.


A couple of weekends ago I saw Jon and Jane at a cook out and they didn’t appear to be in the middle of any marital problems. Just another typical married couple. And I seriously doubt they’re swingers.

Its weird knowing this about people, looking both in the eye and pretending not to know.

I have not said anything to anyone who knows them. And won’t. I don’t want to be held responsible for someone else’s marriage falling apart. I know this is all so gossipy but I just wanted to get it off my chest. I hate knowing this. I wish I didn’t see her with X. Why couldn’t I have run into Metallica or Iron Maiden or anybody fuckin’ else? Why those two?

Oh yeah, this is the OT. Talk about anything you want. And I hope your relationship is going well. Here’s a song for the occasion.

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