- Age: 43
- Height: 6’1″
- Weight: 191 lbs.
- Occupation: IT guy
- Hobbies: None (huh?)
Felonous Crime: Freakin’ out over every little thing.
Freak Out says: I’ve got too much on my mind. The job. The house. My nagging wife. My three snot-nosed kids who keep the volume on their voice boxes set at full blast. And to top it off, I’m tired as hell. I try to sleep, but I can’t. The stress is killing me, so don’t preach about healthy living. It’s not possible for busy, overworked people like myself.
Yum Yucky says: I feel your pain, but your approach is all wrong. Freaking out will get you nowhere. Stay in calm control and change the way you respond to a situation. Now take a chill pill (preferably the non-prescription kind), then go hug your wife and play a board game with the kids.
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