If you are sad,
ask yourself why you are sad.
Then pick up the phone
and call someone and tell him or her the answer to the question.
If you don't know anyone,
call the operator and tell him or her.
Most people don't know
that the operator has to listen, it is a law.
Also, the postman is not allowed to go inside your house,
but you can talk to him on public property for up to four minutes
or until he wants to go,
whichever comes first.
Excerpt from Miranda July's story, "The Shared Patio",
part of her collaborated works "No one belongs here more than you."