[cw: sexual coercion implied]
me: Hm. There’s this musical soundtrack that I want to listen to but find difficult to focus on if I’m not doing anything else, and I keep getting bored at work… I’ll listen to it while I’m at work.
me: *listening to the soundtrack at work* Wow, this is great stuff. What good songwriting. I want to recommend this to my coworkers. I want to see this musical in person with my fami–
soundtrack: *plays a song about a man cheating on his wife*
me: Ok nevermind. This is awkward.
me: *gets a case of the Sicks from listening to it*
me @ myself: heh. Sure this is a little gross, but there’s no reason to feel anxious about it. It’s just a fictional character making a mistake and having flaws, like they’re supposed to. You’ve never even been cheated on, so having this strong of a reaction to it doesn’t even make sense. Pull yourself together, loser. It’s not that big of a deal. This doesn’t add up. Why do you get like this?
myself @ me, later: Hey genius, considering that the song emphasizes the line “I don’t know how to say no to this” in a sexual context, even though the character doesn’t mean it That Way it’s really obvious how that could inspire a negative reaction from you given your personal history.
me: Oh… Right… Yeah, that’d about do it.