Cheerful Anecdotes

A telepath has a completely different perspective on greetings received from normal people. All events, be they chance passing on the street, in a shop, in the workplace, etc. or as a part of directed social interaction invoke virtually identical responses from the other person internally, although the external manifestation varies somewhat. The unfortunate consequence for the telepath is that the internal response overwhelms and devastates the external response. I say unfortunate because, well, just have a look at the top 10 internal responses that they have to be subjected to all of the time...

  1. Don't look. Just keep walking. Pretend not to be afraid.
  2. Eeew.
  3. Don't you ever get tired of being so ugly?
  4. Oh my god, that psycho is looking at me. What am I going to do?
  5. Eeeeeewwwww.
  6. Do you make a habit of being the ugliest person in the room?
  7. I hope that ugly son of a bitch doesn't start talking to me.
  8. Eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwooooo.
  9. I sure am glad I don't look like that.
  10. Got any spare change? (This one is nearly identical in the internal and external manifestations)

There you have it. Good thing normal people can't hear what telepaths think about them!
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