L, my colleague and friend, had this to say in response to a news story about General Anxiety Disorder:
“General Anxiety Disorder? What is that? Everyone has been anxious since the beginning of time. Except maybe cavemen. Unless they were being chased by dinosaurs.”
As an afterthought, L pointed out that he doesn’t actually believe that dinosaurs and cavemen roamed the earth simultaneously. He also agreed that the original fire may have been a cause for anxiety.