A General State of Malaise
Suzie is a late 20-something that has the potential knowledge and network to cure cancer. However, Suzie is sad. She doesn’t bury herself in her work because she’s unfulfilled in other areas of her life. Purpose is lacking so nothing else matters. She’s tried therapy and every other trick but really all she needs is some exposure to people that “assume the win”. Her negative friends keep making Theranos jokes every-time she wants to try something.
Jimmy is her soul mate or at least a potential co-founder. Jimmy lives across the street but Linkedin doesn’t introduce them to each other. Facebook is sticking him with HIMS products because he is a “male between 30-40” instead of “holy shit look over there at Suzie”. Jimmy has a general sense of malaise of social networking period now because it feels like Times Square, a place that real New Yorkers don’t spend their leisure time. Molly is the glue. She’s married, obviously, because who wouldn’t lock that down. Meanwhile, the narrator is literally trying to clone her.
All four of these people should know about each other but are instead watching content for Johnson & Johnson. It’s ok. Jimmy was kind of an asshole. He used his “general sense of malaise” to justify cheating on Suzie. Super fucked up, I know.
The narrator got axed from his writing due to “horrendous comma splicing”. He left the office screaming about this shouldn’t take away from the story and that AI is going to use grammar against us. Molly is still …Molly, super cloneable. She landed a job at 99designerbabies, a stealth startup.