On Ghost Seeker-Stress By Proxy
“Seeker-stress” is the anxiety one experiences when looking for a lost item. Yet even when the item is found, there will be residual stress; I call this “ghost seeker-stress”.
Well this morning my sister called to say that her makeup kit had been lost, could I look in my car? I looked and found nothing. Yes, I felt some seeker-stress. Later she found it, and word of this got to me. What a relief! Yet when I next walked to my car, I had a moment of worry before I remembered that the kit had been found. So not only was I experiencing seeker-stress; it wasn’t even on my own behalf! I was experiencing ghost seeker-stress by proxy!