Annalie, age 7, has recently felt put upon by the world.

She finds other people annoying. She doesn't understand why it's her responsibility to get along with annoying people. "Why is this my job?" she asks her mother incredulously. "I just want to be left alone." Further, she thinks it's patently unfair that she's the one who's thought rude when they're the ones who are annoying.

"I've seen how this ends," her mother cautions. "You buy a house in Metamuville and you relate to other human beings only through a computer."