Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Word of the Day: Stress to Impress

"Temporary anxiety caused by the need or want to show off a certain skill in front of a person or group. The skill can usually be attained unless others are watching, causing the stress."

Person A: "Why were you so sloppy at the NIV window today? You've been doing 200 interviews a day for the last six months!"

Person B: "Dude, I felt the stress to impress because the new CG who has not done visa interviews since after A100 had a stop watch over my shoulder."

Adapted from the Urban Dictionary

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