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"O.K., I'm sitting. What is it?"
Tags:sit, sits, sitting, trick, tricks, dog, dogs, dog trick, dog tricks, emergency, emergencies, emergency phone call, emergency phone calls, sit down, sitting downs, phone call, phone calls, obedience, obedient, obedience training, bad news, bearer of bad news, message, messages, messenger, messengers, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers
Next stop: Insecurity.
Tags:insecure, insecurity, self-conscious, self-consciousness, party, parties, partying, social event, social events, introvert, introverts, introversion, cringe, cringes, cringeworthy, worry, worries, worrying, anxious, anxiousness, anxiety, anxieties, social anxiety, social anxieties, subway, subways, subway ride, subway rides, train home, trains home, social occasion, social occasions
"I'm only going to worry if they start getting smaller again."
'Oh my God! Brace yourselves! . . . Wait - this just in: everything's fine. . . for now'
"I don't care what your mother did—I'm not eating the fleas off your back."
Tags:jungle, jungles, elephant, elephants, exotic animals, exotic, marriage, married life, quality of life, hygiene, hygienic, mummy's boy, pampered, spoil, spoiled, mother, mothers, motherhood, raised by animals, parent, parenting, parents, raised, upbringing, wild man, wild, date, dating, red flag, worry, worries, worrying
An old-time engineer enters the cockpit on a flight.
Tags:flight, flights, cockpit, cockpits, pilot, pilots, engineer, engineers, engine drive, engine drivers, train driver, train drivers, train, trains, conductor, conductors, captain, captains, plane, planes, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, frequent flyer, frequent flyers, ominous, worry, worries, fear, fears
Parental Valentines Day Cards
Tags:valentine, valentines, valentine's, valentine's day, valentines day, february, february 14th, february fourteenth, holiday, love, i love you, care, caring, parent, parents, parenting, parental, card, cards, greeting card, greeting cards, worry, worried, worried parents, anxious, anxiety, anxious parents, rock climbing, sky diving, backpacking, kid, kids, child, children, family, families, helicopter parent, helicopter parents
"Perhaps you should limit yourself to one Krugman column a week."
"I used to be innocent. Then I was naive. Now I'm just dumb."
Tags:psychology, insecure, insecurity, insecurities, innocent, innocence, naive, gullible, dumb, stupid, intelligence, ego, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth, self-value, mental health, worry, worries, worrying, anxious, anxiety, anxieties, mental health, decline, declines, declining, deteriorate, deteriorates, deteriorating, deterioration, devolve, devolves, devolving, devolution, middle age, middle-aged, midlife crisis
The pessimist and the paranoid
John W. Wilson 1949-2009 - Forgot to ask his doctor everything he wanted to ask him.
Tags:doctor, doctors, checkup, checkups, check-up, check-ups, forget, forgets, forgetting, forgot, forgotten, absentminded, absentmindedness, absent-minded, absent-mindedness, disease, diseases, diseased, tombstone, tombstones, epitaph, epitaphs, headstone, headstones, fatal error, fatal errors, fatal mistake, fatal mistakes, hypochondriac, hypochondriacs, hypochondria, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, illness, illnesses, gravestone, gravestones, cause of death, diagnosis, prognosis, concern, concerns, concerned
The Return of Guarded Optimism
Tags:stock market, stock markets, optimism, optimistic, stock, stocks, investor, investors, investment, investments, confidence, market confidence, guarded optimism, cagey, caginess, worry, worries, worrying, bull market, bull markets, shaky, nerve, nerves, nervous, nervousness, anxious, anxiousness, anxiety, anxieties
'Dang! Crashed again! Oh well... I've got to get to my flight.'
Tags:pilot, pilots, airport, airports, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, plane, planes, video game, video games, arcade game, arcade games, crash, crashes, crashed, crashing, fly, flies, flight, flights, worry, worries, worrying, worried, flight simulator, flight simulators, the flying mccoys, flying mccoys
"You'll have to be X-rayed, Mr. Jensen. I seem to be picking up Rush Limbaugh."
Tags:rush limbaugh, overweight, right wing, talk radio, conservative, conservatives, republican, republicans, republican party, partisan, partisans, partisanship, heart problem, heart problems, heart attack, heart attacks, clogged arteries, stethoscope, checkup, checkups, check-up, check-ups, gain weight, gains weight, gaining weight, rush, worry, worries, diagnosis, reason to worry, reasons to worry, heart attack risk, heart attack risks
"What if I get wet? Or sandy? I don't work well in the sun?"
"I don't think you're getting enough stress."
Tags:stress, stress out, stressed out, stressing out, stressor, stressors, doctor's orders, relax, relaxation, doctor's advice, doctors advice, advice, order, orders, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, anxious, anxiousness, anxiety, anxieties, medical advice, physician, physicians, doctor, doctors, healthy living
'Nurse Jenny is here to help with your physical therapy.'
"Charlie, it's us, your teammates. We're here to help you. The other team's getting an awful lot of hits and we're worried."
Tags:worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, pitcher, pitchers, pitching, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, meeting on the mound, meetings on the mound, intervention, interventions, intervene, intervenes, intervening, fail, fails, failing, failure, failures, bad day, bad days, rough day, rough days, rub it in, rubs it in, rubbing it in, mistake, mistakes, accident, accidents, embarrass, embarrasses, embarrassing, humiliate, humiliates, humiliating, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism
Things That Aren't Problems At All That I Worry About the Most
'Life isn't fair! Most of the stuff I worried about over the years never even happened!'
'They're a lot safer when they have this foam insulation on, plus...'
'One last thing. I want you each to wear these in the off chance that your reserve chute fails.'
Tags:adventure, adventures, adventurer, adventurers, skydive, skydives, skydiving, skydiver, skydivers, school, schools, parachute, parachutes, chute, chutes, reserve, reserves, spring, springs, shoe, shoes, bounce, bounces, bouncy, worry, worried, worries, scare, scares, scared, scary, close to home
"Now that I have prefrontal cortex, I worry about everything."
Tags:prefrontal cortex, evolution, evolving, evolutions, homosapien, homo sapien, homo-sapien, homosapiens, neanderthal, neanderthals, cavemen, caveman, prehistoric, prehistory, theory of evolution, darwin, darwinism, charles darwin, therapist, therapists, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry, brain development, therapy, shrink, shrinks, worrier, worriers, worry, worries, worrying