Saturday, March 23, 2013
Marriage 501, Lecture 768: You say potato
SH: And now I have to worry about maybe having to go to North Carolina next week.
Me: Stop worrying!
SH: But I have to.
Me: Worrying does not affect the outcome. You're always telling me not to worry about stuff.
SH: That's because you worry about hypothetical things, like driving over a bridge into the water.
(NB For the record, this is not a hypothetical at all! There was a story in the paper just this week about a guy in a truck who went over the rail into the river and HE DIED. Because he COULDN'T GET OUT. PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THE ELECTRIC WINDOWS THAT WOULDN'T WORK!)
Me: That is not hypothetical. Neither is the possibility of being penniless when we are old. You are worrying about maybe having to take a business trip but worrying isn't helping.
SH: OK. You're right. I'm not worrying. I'm whining.