497. Monsters Like the Old Human Bait and Switch

Monsters enjoy luring you in, promising you one thing, then yanking it from before your eyes.

Suddenly, you become aware you’ve been had—misguided, deceived, taken as a dupe. You’re a mark. You wanted to believe in the best intentions of the monster. There were promises and the urging of trust. You gave it.

But then the monster pulls the old human bait and switch, and you’re left standing there, weeping, feeling like a fool.

497. Monsters Like the Old Human Bait and Switch


Jim MacKenzie is an amateur futurist on his way to guru-hood. He studied journalism and works in television. Jim writes for several blogs, including The Incredible Vanishing Paperweight and the satirical horror site StuffMonsterslike.com. Jim and his SML co-blogger, Sarah Giavedoni, have started a holiday, ticked off celebrities and tried to purchase the lunar surface. In his spare time, Jim likes listening to rock music, reading, giving away free books at his nonprofit "The POP Project" and trying to catch the real Thomas Wolfe Home arsonist.

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