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  • Oh no, this is general overall worrying. One always must have time for that.
    :-)

    September 16, 2007

  • Careful, you're moving dangerously close to niche worrying, now: one thing at a time, and all that rubbish.

    September 15, 2007

  • Thanks, faraway. What a relief! You've cleared space for me to worry about something totally different. Must let Dad know. ;-)

    September 14, 2007

  • I did a quick google to look for the origin of "can't hold a candle to" and according to this page:
    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/183700.html
    it may have started when apprentices held candles to light the work for more experienced workmen. So your discipleship probably entitles you to say that you can hold a candle to the world's greatest worrier, it's just to be held at a safe and appropriate distance and with due concern for the dangers of open flames and hot wax. Shine on, I say :)

    September 14, 2007

  • My hero too. :-) And he has definitely given lessons. I am one of his disciples.

    September 14, 2007

  • My hero! He should be giving lessons.

    September 14, 2007

  • That's exactly what we call him--but not to his face. Otherwise, he'd end up worrying about being a World Class Worrier. ;-)

    September 12, 2007

  • Haha :) Your father deserves an award or something: World Class Worrier.

    September 12, 2007

  • Oh yes, of course! If you don't worry about everything, something might happen that you haven't yet worried about, and then where would you be?

    But I must say, my father is the consummate worrier. I don't hold a candle to him on worrying. (In fact, if I were to hold a candle, he'd probably worry about my burning myself.)

    September 3, 2007

  • What, you worry about everything, just in case? That's what I do! Fun, isn't it? ;)

    September 2, 2007

  • But how is that possible? Doesn't everyone worry in huge clumps, like me? ;-)

    September 2, 2007

  • niche worrying noun. "Dealing with fears by worrying about one thing at a time." See Word Spy:
    http://www.wordspy.com/words/nicheworrying.asp

    September 2, 2007