Until recently I was the most sarcastic person on two feet. Then I realized that it is intricately tied to peer pressure and bullying, and I stopped cold.
“Guess how many calories this drink has in it,” I told a math major, gesturing to the bottle in my hand. He leaned forward, eager for a break from the professor’s monologue. “Two-hundred thirty,” he whispered quizzically.
“Closer to seven hundred,” I said, enjoying the shock and dropped jaw. “This is a food replacer. It’s called Soylent. You should try some.” I tilted the bottle so he could get a better look.
The following story happens many times to many people. Well, at least the first part. The second part, I’m not so sure about. That’s why I wrote this.
Jim was just an ordinary-looking guy who helped folks with their WordPress sites. Everyone knew Jim as a level-headed guy who kept his profile low and focused on solving the day-to-day problems for his clients. They trusted Jim.