Most of the time telling yourself not to be nervous is what is going to end up making you nervous. Kind of like when people accuse me of things that I haven’t done and I start smiling and laughing because they make me nervous. This is of course makes it look like I’m just a tremendously bad liar. The “eek” is something I remember from a Fox Trot strip where Peter is on the phone to order Bruce Springsteen tickets and in his moment of spastic joy the guy on the other line gets impatient and hangs up.


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