I find myself obsessively compelled to watch a friend of mine at work because she has a webcam. This isn’t even someone I talk to regularly, or see on any kind of regular basis. In fact, usually our social interactions will be months at a time between chance encounters that go something like this: “Hey, good to see you!” “yeah, what’ve you been up to?” “not terribly much, and you?” “More of the same. Good to see you though” “Yeah, you too.” Not even the sometimes obligatory “we should hang out sometime!” or “we really must do this more often”.
But my watching her has sparked more than one day where we exchanged emails all day… maybe it helps that she’s single and attractive, but it’s a really odd thing to just watch her at various times throughout the day.