Monthly Archives: November 2014

My idea for a business

I’ve had an idea for a business that I think would make money and that would help a lot of people. But, I also figure that nobody will take it seriously, so while I teased it on Facebook, I didn’t explain it there. And since nobody reads this, I can explain it here and nobody can steal it.

My idea is to have a set of locations. At each location are small rooms. At each location, a person who needs the services can either walk in or set an appointment for ten- or fifteen-minute sessions with a person of their preferred gender. The sessions would be low in cost. During these sessions, a client who is feeling lonely or overwhelmed can meet with another person and talk about how they’re feeling. The listener will listen carefully and talk with the client. At the end of the session, the associate will give the client a hug and words of encouragement. A client cannot block out more than one session at a time and there will be no hanky-panky or anything like that–it’s not a brothel or one of those massage parlors. It will be a place where a person can have someone listen to them and also get a hug to help ground them to help them feel that maybe they’re not alone. I would make sure that clients know that this is not a psychological counseling center: no medications are available, no diagnoses are possible.

Or maybe it’s just something I wish would exist for me to use.

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I’m Not Sure How to Feel About This

I posted a tweet about my reaction to tonight’s episode of “The Big Bang Theory”, which dealt with the gang having their own prom on the roof because most of them hadn’t been to their proms. My tweet said: “Tonight’s episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ reminded me of how I didn’t go to my prom…or on a date.” This is true: I didn’t go to either my junior or senior prom. Nor did I go on a date in high school.

I have been feeling really lonely for the past couple of days. This happens quite often, actually, where just out of the blue, I’ll think about how alone I am–except for my mom and a few friends from high school, I have nobody. And being anxious in any social situation, that’s not liable to change.

So tonight’s episode, while it did make me laugh a few times, also made me really sad inside.

So here’s the part that confuses me. Apparently, the actress who played Howard’s cousin–and Stuart’s (Stewart’s?) date–saw my tweet and favorited it. Not having the context that I’m providing here, I’m sure she did that because it speaks to how I related to the premise of the episode. Yet, in my screwed-up head, I also see it as saying “yay” to the unknown context.

I guess that’s the blessing and the curse of social media: people can “like” or “favorite” things you say, not knowing the meaning beneath.

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