(If you have read “In the Beginning” you will know that my marriage was a mess before FB got involved.)
I am not a tech type. I used email and Office, but in 2009 had never surfed the net. I had a laptop and a cell phone, but had never used IM or text. Online porn??? I was as pure as the driven snow. (For our younger readers, I was born in 1965, I learned to type on a manual typewriter, and went to college before Al Gore invented the Internet.) Before I had adjusted to writing 2009 on checks, my brother tried to get me to join Facebook. I waved him off. I had skipped MySpace and all that faddish nonsense teens were into. Leave me alone, bro, what could I possible want with this Facebook thing?
Bro: “Hey, Ceilia, Rhett* is on FB and has been asking about you.”
Ceilia: Breaks land-speed record for tech noob figuring out how to start a FB profile!
When guilty people trying to rationalize the beginning of an affair say, “It just happened.” It is a big, fat, self-deluded lie.
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*Rhett is not Rhett’s real name, though it is darn similar and makes a nice literary or cultural connection, don’t you think?