I ran some errands on my lunch hour today. Dumb idea as it was so hot I could smell the burning rubber from the other cars’ tires and that hot rust smell from the other cars’ hoses through my car’s air conditioner. As I waited for the chill to increase, I turned on the radio to take my mind off of the queasiness. Heat and humidity make me sick to my stomach.
I listened to a Stones song; I don’t remember which one because I really don’t like them. When that was over, a commercial came on.
The announcer asked, “Do you feel uncomfortable in crowds or at large parties. Are you afraid of public speaking? Do you get uncomfortable when someone watches you read or write?”
I answered, “Yes,” to all of these in-depth and penetrating questions.
The man said, “If you answered yes to these questions, then you may have Social Anxiety Disorder.”
He said, “You can participate in a study in which you will be given a new anxiety drug to alleviate these debilitating symptoms.”
Gosh, I just thought I was a little shy. But, he made it sound really bad. Do you think I should do it?