This is where John Jensen lives.
John Jensen feels different.
He feels he's different when he eats his breakfast.
He feels he's different when he brushes his teeth.
He feels he's different when he flosses.
He feels he's different when he takes the bus to work. John Jensen feels the other passengers are looking at him.
John Jensen also feels he's different when he's sitting in the tax office working on cases.
Perhaps it's my bow tie that makes me feel different, John Jensen thinks. No one else wears a bow tie.
The next day John Jensen wears a regular tie to work. But he still feels he's different.
John Jensen walks home alone in the rain. (Continues...)
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