A social anomaly has crept into our lives while we weren’t looking and has overtaken without our permission. Attention fellow Nerd Herd members: there are imposters hiding among us. Do not despair. If you look closely, they’re easily detectable and can be drawn out of their hidey-holes with merely a Starbucks Skinny Latte or an irresistibly good sale on designer handbags.
I can feel you imposters looking over your shoulders as you read this. Beware! We authentic dorky geeks can spot you a mile away. Your trendy thick-rimmed eyeglasses, perfectly mismatched wardrobes, and awkward pseudo-nerd-speak scream "FAKE!"
Admittedly, it is rather flattering to us, though. We really don’t mind the complimentary homage you pay us die-hard geeksters. But you’re making it a little difficult for us to strive for the ever-unreachable cool factor we’ve had dangling in front of us for so many years. We’re left a little shaken, floundering in search of the next unattainable goal, but with a boosted ego and slightly pompous self-nerd-love.
Finally! The lines have been officially blurred. NERDS are COOL! What? Yes, that’s right! So go ahead, you jocks and studs and princesses—embrace your inner nerd! One request, though: try a little less hard. You’re making us look bad. Okay?
p.s. All rock stars were once 'band geeks', you know. Think about it. Just saying…