n. the smallest measurable unit of human connection, typically exchanged between passing strangers—a flirtatious glance, a sympathetic nod, a shared laugh about some odd coincidence—moments that are fleeting and random but still contain powerful emotional nutrients that can alleviate the symptoms of feeling alone.
Two of the five young adults were deeply intimidated.
The man sitting a desk apart was dynamic and – as writers, they couldn’t point out a fitting word for his personality. They didn’t feel much shame- they barely had time to acknowledge it.
They were busy coming up with any sort of filler questions because this was a baffling interview.
All the traditional questions had been swept off a cliff because he kept coming up with nonanswers.
To what was a success, he slinked away with saying he wasn’t in the least bit successful.
To any role model figure, he’d said he had none.
To what were his hobbies, he shrugged.
They thanked the heavens their Editor wasn’t there. She’d definitely have had a panic attack that he was avoiding all their questions.
This was a textbook stressful situation but he was so chatty and vivacious they weirdly felt at ease.
Three girls and one guy sitting in an office of a multi millionaire and they all felt comfortable.