The imagery is all very amusing
but I must admit there is something alluring about this mental model
in which one assumes that everyone voted
and decided one is not allowed to talk to anyone.
Or leave the apartment.
Or get out of bed,
since anything one does
will be worse
than what somebody else would have done.
Ha ha ha.
ETA some pretentious line breaks
i forgot them before
I don’t know how ubiquitous the couch thing is in ladies bathrooms but where i grew up we had a community club with pools, tennis courts, etc. and the men’s bathrooms was what you’d expect. The ladies bathroom was twice as big and had like a lounging area with mirrors to do makeup, had really nice couches, carpeting, curtains, etc. It was really something else, never seen anything like it.
Never underestimate someone with poor social awareness coupled with the stink of sexual desperation/inadequacy. I’ve had friends tell someone they were gay, which only seemed to encourage guys even further.
And in college i was at the computer lab doing with with some large headphones on and i realized at one point that some annoying dude had been talking to me for a while even though i had no idea he was there.
You are missing context, there was a PUA article on “How to talk to women wearing headphones” - we’ve been mining it for humour ever since.
This is still my fave response.
Your comrade made the awful mistake of talking to the Woman Who Is Reading A Book On The Subway. You watched it happen.
He made her look up from the book and her basilisk eyes fell on him, unblinking, and he melted.
You still remember the screams.