In the beginning of this story Jeremy is an uncool 'loser' at his school. However, Rich, a popular kid, comes up to his and tells him how he got popular. He shares that he has a squip and tells where to get it and how much money.
Jeremy ends up ttaking Riches advice and goes to get the squip at the Payless at his local mall. Here he takes it and finds out what it does.
Jeremy took the chance and talked to the girls he found attractive, during that he took the pill that the Payless store worker gave him. He starts feeling the changes happen within him.
In this scene Jeremy hears the squip talking for the first time and it starts explaining what is wrong with his and what he has to do to become popular.
Within Jeremy's world, his social standing has shifted because of the squip. The squip tells him what to do and how to hold himself, he's gotten more friends and is working on the school play to try and get the girl he likes to like
In the school play, Jeremy gets up in front of the audience and tells everyone that he has a crush on the main actor. This didn't go well, the squip is not programed to deal with failing, it's like a computor so it sortcuted unable to restart.