Walter Mitty

The fictional character Walter Mitty is a guy who fantasizes about being an exciting hero in another life, and he daydreams about being a Top Gun fighter pilot or a famous surgeon saving lives using his skills with the scalpel, the character is not so fictional for me. I have a rather uneventful life plus I often have daydreams where I imagine I’m someone else more exciting than the real me, then when the online virtual world game called “Second Life” was introduced to the world, I thought I had found paradise. I entered the world of avatars where I could be as powerful as Superman, as handsome as Tom Cruise plus as rich as Bill Gates. I got so addicted to Second Life that I started to neglect the household chores that I did in real life. The lawns went un-mowed, the garbage piled up plus I went weeks without shaving. The final straw with my partner was when our central Heating plus A/C broke down in the middle of Wintertide because I had ignored a self-explanatory repair that soon became a major problem. I tried to escape into Second Life but sitting in a freezing room trying to be someone else online soon lost its allure. I ended up calling our Heating plus A/C tech who fixed our unit. He began to tell me about how he had become a hero to so several people by simply making their Heating plus A/C device operate smoothly so they could be comfortable in their homes. I doubt that there are any Heating plus A/C tech avatars in Second Life but there sure are several Heating plus A/C techs in real life who are tploy superheroes.

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