Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for July 24, 2004
Julia: Hey, Louis. Would you watch my books while I go over to the patio for a sec? Louis: Um, sure, Julia. And thus begins the latest adventure of Louis Maltby... The Passive Aggressor Move over, Spider-Man! It's the super hero who's even more angst-ridden! If only he could tell Julia how he feels -- or even hold a conversation with her. But such ordinary pleasures are not for one who must hold all those dear to him at arm's length. He has neither great power nor great responsibility, but the passive aggressor suffers the cruel alienation of the lonely hero. The burdens of ineffable guilt and shame are his to bear, and bear alone, for no one else could understand. Julia: Thanks, Louis. See ya. Louis: No problem at all. It's... Uh... I... I saw that you've started that essay for Ms. Hendricks... Julia: Louis, did you say something? Louis: No! Nothing. See ya, Julia.
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