I know therapists tell people not to "catatstrophize," but where's the fun in that? I ask you! Immediately turning to a worst-case scenario makes your life feel so much more interesting, like you're Secret Agent Man. Remember the old Johnny Rivers lyrics?
There's a man who leads a life of danger
To everyone he meets he stays a stranger
With every move he makes another chance he takes
Odds are he won't live to see tomorrow.
I come from a long line of catastrophizers on TRQ's side, and Ken is no slouch on the Lurking Dangers front either. The other night when our 27 year-old son left the house without a coat on, he did this pretty great riff on how Finns think Americans are so stupid because they don't wear coats when it's cold and don't we know we could be in cars that break down and that if we don't have coats on in freezing cars WE COULD DIE?
So please, people, for the love of all that is sacred and holy, wear your coats when you leave the house. Otherwise you may die.