Category Archives: The Project

The Talk to Strangers Project Begins…

What’s the opposite of a “people person”? A hermit? Misanthrope? Sociopath? I’m not a sociopath. I don’t torture cats or disfigure prostitutes. What I am is an average looking, 28-year-old guy, living in L.A., who just doesn’t like people. Face … Continue reading

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Day One Off to a Rocky Start

Couldn’t sleep last night. I was really fired up by this new idea. This new approach to life. I kept imagining this totally different person who likes people and who people like in return. Like the guy who sits next … Continue reading

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Back to Work and Elevator Girl

It’s Monday and I’m back at work. I’m a little gun-shy after Miss Blue Eyes made me feel like a pervert. But I’m still committed to this. I’m not going to describe my actual work because it’ll probably sound boring … Continue reading

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Success!

Took my own advice and tried talking to someone other than a hot girl. At lunch I totally talked for like ten minutes to the guy at the Take a Bao in the CC Mall. Just shooting the shit with … Continue reading

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Bao Guy

Sorry, I had to work late. Anyway, so we’ve been working hard on this big deal and I went over to the mall to grab lunch to go. I got a salad at Take a Bao and I got their … Continue reading

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Mailbox Guy

Near miss tonight meeting the guy whose mailbox is next to mine at my apartment complex. I’ve seen him dozens of times and yet it never occurred to me till now to talk to him. He’s a little older, maybe … Continue reading

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Elevator Girl Sighting

Saw Elevator Girl again just now but it was too crowded to say anything. She is so beautiful.

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I Need a Girlfriend

It’s Saturday night and I’m sitting here watching the fucking “Transporter” on Spike. I checked in with Paul, he’s going to some party and didn’t exactly say, “Hey, come along.” I sometimes hang out with my friend Neil at work … Continue reading

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The Cop

Okay, so check this out. I’m grabbing lunch at Baja Fresh on San Vicente and I see a cop having lunch by himself. He’s in uniform and all but he’s eating alone. So I go up to him and I … Continue reading

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Mailbox Guy Has a Name

It’s Gunther. Seriously. Here’s how the conversation went down: “Hey, you’re in 302, right?” “Yeah.” “Yeah, I’ve seen you around. What’s your name?” “Gunther.” “Fletcher.” [ed. note: I have decided it’s okay to reveal my first name. Hi. I’m Fletcher.] … Continue reading

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