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
"Well, yes, it's a routine procedure - if you routinely have someone slice open your body with sharp instruments and then fiddle with your insides."
Tags:doctor, patient, surgery, medical, consultation, surgery, surgeries, routine procedure, routine procedures, under the knife, going under the knife, casual, casualness, surgeon, surgeons, apprehension, apprehensive, nervous, nervousness, anxious, anxiousness, anxiety, anxieties, procedure, procedures, appendectomy, appendectomies, tonsil, tonsils, tonsillitis, mankoff
"Damn it, Farrell, if you're going to blow the whistle, blow it!"
Tags:whistle, whistles, whistler, whistling, whistleblower, whistleblowers, whistle blowers, whistle blower, meeting, meetings, anticipate, anticipates, anticipating, anticipation, suspense, live in suspense, living in suspense, wait, waits, waiting, other shoe, other shoe to drop, nervous, nervousness, tortures, boardroom, boardrooms, board room, board rooms, ref, referee, referees, refereeing, impatient, impatience, lose patience, losing patience
"No, I don't need an alarm clock - anxiety is my alarm clock."
"I'll just eat at the bar."
Tags:road sign, road signs, highway sign, high way signs, road works, danger, dangerous, warning, warnings, building work, construction work, construction workers, fear, scare, scared, trepidation, warning sign, warning signs, nerves, nervous, anxious, anxiety, anxieties, gulp, driving, driver, drivers
"Isn't that other plane awfully close?"
Tags:plane, planes, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, near miss, near misses, near hit, near hits, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, fear of flying, flight, flights, phobia, phobias, phobic, flying, frequent flyer, frequent flyers, fear, fears, safety, pilot, pilots, captain, captains, air travel, air travelling, fear, fears, fearful, nervous, anxious, anxiousness
The Nervous Gourmet:Low-Risk Chicken
Tags:risk averse, risk, risky, risk aversion, anxious, anxiety, paranoia, paranoid, cooking, cookery, cookery classes, recipe, recipes, cook, chef, chefs, cooks, absurd, spoof, spoofs, parody, parodies, parodied, worry, worrisome, worry wart, worried, chicken, chickens, poultry, nervous, nervousness, nerve, unnerved, woman, women, house wife, housewife, housewives, learn to cook, learning, learn, modern, modern life
"Ever since I gave up coffee I feel a lot less jittery."
Tags:coffee, coffee drinker, coffee drinkers, coffee addiction, coffee addict, coffee addicts, relax, relaxes, relaxing, soothe the nerves, soothing your nerves, alcohol, alcoholic, alcoholics, day drinker, day drinkers, day drinking, nervous, anxious, anxiety, anxieties, jitter, jitters, jittery, nerve, nerves, nervous, calm down, calms down, calming down, self-medicate, self-medication, self-medicating, martini, martinis, take the edge off, taking the edge off, takes the edge off, cocktail, cocktails, addict, addicts, addiction, addictions, addicting, addictive, manager, managers, management
"Don't sweat it. That's Little League—your dad comes, you choke."
Tags:sport, sports, baseball, player, players, athlete, athletes, team, teams, league, leagues, sports league, sports leagues, little, kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, watching, pressure, choke, choke under pressure, sweat, sweating, worried, anxious, nervous, anxiety, stress, stressful, fear of failure, psychology, psychological
"So what if he's not the man of your dreams. The 'Times' is going to be there."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, bride-to-be, having doubts, wedding, weddings, saying i do, bride, brides, groom, grooms, groom-to-be, wedding ceremony, wedding ceremonies, nerves, nervous, pre-wedding jitters, man of your dreams, mr. right, soulmate, soulmates, romance, love, wedding day jitters, newspaper, newspapers, news, media, journalism, change, changes, constancy, dependable
The Heimlich Maneuver
Tags:heimlich maneuver, choke, choking, first aid, first-aid, first aider, first-aider, dates, date, dating, on a date, relationship, couples, couples, awkward, awkward conversation, awkward conversations, nervous, nervousness, dinner date, dinner dates, awkwardness, awkward date, awkward dates, the heimlich maneuver, heimlich manoeuvre, the heimlich manoeuvre, emergency, emergencies, choking hazard, choking hazards
"It's different when they're yours."
Tags:animal, animals, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, reptile, reptiles, snake, snakes, snake owner, snake owners, different, fearful, afraid, fear of snakes, scary, scared, nervous, tense, anxious, comfortable, relaxed, living room, living rooms, living room scene, living room scenes, delusion, delusional, crazy, phobia, phobias, phobic, irrational fear, irrational fears, ophiophobia, ophidiophobia
A man is sat between thugs on the subway.
Tags:thug, thugs, tough guy, tough guys, punk, punks, rob, robs, mugger, muggers, mugging, muggings, self-help, self-help book, self-help books, robber, robbers, robbery, nervous, nervousness, nerve, nerves, anxious, anxiousness, anxiety, anxieties, safety, fear, fears, fearful, fearfulness, subway, subways, public transport, public transportation, transit, mass transit, rapid transit
No Immediate Danger
"Do you swear to calm the jittery financial markets, all the jittery financial markets and nothing but the jittery financial markets, so help you God?"
Tags:financial market, financial markets, jittery market, jittery markets, market confidence, investor confidence, stock market, stock markets, federal reserve, chairman, inauguration, inauguration oath, stockbroker, stockbrokers, stock, stocks, investor, investors, market stability, financial news, business news, financial market, financial markets, jitter, jitters, nervous, nerves, calming influence, calming influences
Stained Glass Airplane Window
Tags:monk, monks, church, churches, stained glass, stained glass windows, stained glass window, nervous flyer, nervous flyers, plane, planes, airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplane, plane travel, air travel, fear, scared, nervous, commercial airline, commercial airlines, monastery, monasteries, monastic living
"The word you're searching for is 'wife.' "
Tags:relationship, relationships, date, dates, dating, marriage, marriages, couple, couples, partner, partners, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, proposal, proposals, proposing, engaged, engagement, fiance, fiances, fiancee, fiancees, picnic, romantic, romance, love, wife, wives, wedding, weddings, down on one knee, commitment, nervous, anxious, forgetful, forgot
"Cooky was askin' about you again."
"I have to go wee-wee."
"Don't worry, I've performed this procedure hundreds of times."
"Do cars just hate me?"
Tags:fire hydrant, fire hydrants, park, parks, parking, no parking, no parking sign, no parking signs, red zone, red zones, insecure, insecurity, insecurities, paranoia, paranoid, worry, worries, anxiety, anxieties, self-doubt, self esteem, self esteem issue, self-esteems issues, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems, nervous, nervousness
"You ought to do what I do—have a few belts before you meet with the old man."
Tags:belt, belts, drink, drinks, drinking, nerves, nervous, nervousness, freaked out, freaking out, frightened, abstract, abstraction, abstractions, alcohol, alcoholic, alcoholics, cube, cubes, cubist, cubists, cubism, abstract, abstract art, abstract artist, abstract artists, abstraction, abstractions, drinking problem, drinking problems, sooth your nerves, soothing your nerves, nervous, anxious, meeting, meetings, boss, bosses
"Lately, everything has been getting on his nerves, Doctor. The credit people, the flooded basement, Mother's complaining about not getting enough zinc, Jimmy Carter. . ."
"Quit saying 'President Trump'. You're spookin' the horses."
Tags:slang, cowboy, cowboys, cow boy, cow boys, wild west, west, western, westerns, old west, wild wild west, horseback, horses, horse, pony, pony express, ye olde, modern, modern life, modernity, yehaw, cowboy hat, hat, 10 gallon hat, ten gallon hat, saloon, saloons, sheriff, sheriffs, deputy, deputies, spook, spooking, nervous, nervously, nerve, nerves, trump, donald trump, president, presidency, presidential, presidential race, election, elections, election 2016, 2016, president trump, politically, politician, politicians, politically, fear, fears, symbol, symbols, america, american, global politics, current events, relatable