Social media is there for many things, one of those many things is to snoop and stalk a former high school crush who you were once very much in love with and under the impression it would last forever.
Which is exactly what New Yorker and writer Marian Bull does in this video. But, along with the illicit thrills of snooping comes danger. Because if the internet teaches you one thing its 'whatever has been seen can NEVER be unseen', so be careful what you look for.
The danger that your high school crush not only has a new girlfriend, but that girlfriend is a goddamn model (or so you think) and makes mediocre watercolor paintings. Ugh! What a brutal world we live in.
No one knows this more than Marian at the moment she discovers all this, which is something we can all relate to. We've all been Marian. Or if you haven't been Marian yet, one day you will be. Love is cruel like that.
Her discovery of not only that her high school crush is now a musician but that he's shacked up with someone that's not her sends her into uncontrollable craughter—crying and laughing simultaneously.
Which is an entirely appropriate response, because while she sits in her "shitty apartment" entertaining herself by snooping on her former crush, her nemesis with skin "made of silk that has little sun rays woven into it" is living it up with the man she loved. Watching her reaction you don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Oh the humanity.