Here’s a column by Nicholas Kristof that demonstrates that I’m not just a paranoid freak. Or if I am, I am not the only one.
And another tidbit: I’ve lost several pounds on the stress-and-anxiety diet in the last few days. It works like this: You inform your family that a major change is on the horizon. They are not happy about it. You are not happy about it. You fret and worry about it so much you can’t eat much, and you spend much of the night burning calories by tossing and turning vigorously instead of sleeping. Voila! The fat melts away.
I’m considering writing a book about this weight loss scheme. I would include a lengthy list of suggested family upheavals to get the reader started. I’ll make a mint.