At the start, they had a story about a hard childhood, a bunny-boiling ex, a recovery from cancer, or something else designed to elicit sympathy in you.
It was unlikely to be true and was probably short on verifiable detail. We are much less judgemental about people we feel sorry for and we are also much more likely to reveal our vulnerabilities to them.
“I have never killed anyone, but I have certainly wanted to. In a world filled with gloomy, mediocre nothings populating a go-nowhere rat race, people are attracted to my exceptionalism like moths to a flame,” wrote law professor and Sunday school teacher M. Thomas, who also happens to be The mere thought of it ranks pretty high on the list of real-life horrors: You see a person day in and day out, exchanging pleasantries without knowing that in their spare time they commit horrendous crimes — murder, rape, theft.
I always thought of a sinister man behind bars mimicking the sound of slurping a liver.
You will feel isolated, insecure, insane, shocked and empty.