How many thousands of my damp hands
Have yanked stubborn cords over the course of my life
Before I became a vessel for electrons to the ground?
Now for three days,
Static electricity,
Secret sex with doorknobs,
Leaves me blessed.
I’m looking for an explanation for this phenomenon, so if anyone has any insight please let me know. So far, the most plausible sounding one I have heard is “increased sensitivity to already-present phenomena due to exposure”. I prefer to believe I have a superpower, although it has been pointed out to me that simply getting shocked by stuff makes me ineligible for the more prestigious Super Leagues.

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  1. Frances Says:

    The room is cold; the body warm.

  2. Joy S Grape Says:

    Sigh… yes, I know. But it still has to be a record for me, and it’s been warm and wet here all week. The plural of anecdote is not data, and I have no numbers on this because it took me long enough even to notice that something seemed weird. So that’s my subjective experience of an objective phenomenon, and I’m sticking to it.

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  4. Marian Says:

    c’mon, you have the answer right here. secret sex with doorknobs. come out of the closet!

  5. Joy S Grape Says:

    SNORT, HA HA. I was not at all girded for that.

    If my choices for solving this dilemma are a humidifier or a girlfriend, though, I’ll opt for the humidifier. The maintenance is less in the long run.

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