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Nervous Tic

Nervous Tic

Date: Oct 04 2004


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Sometimes, your body does things that are totally out of your control. People get the hiccups or yawn and sometimes, they get things called nervous tics. A nervous tic is something that causes your body to move without your controlling it. This week, our friend Jen asks about a nervous tic that Steph has.


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Jen:  So, I notice your eye keeps twitching.

Steph:  I know. I know. It’s just, I don’t know what’s going on. My left eye just keeps twitching. I think it’s because I’m a little bit nervous.

Jen:  Really? Oh. Even though we’re new here, there’s no reason to be nervous.

Steph:  I know. It’s just so hard to be new in a place. I don’t know! And then every time I go out, my eye just starts twitching for no reason.

Jen:  Oh, that’s too bad. I kinda have a nervous tic myself.

Steph:  What, what happens to you?

Jen:  Uh, my eye twitches, too.

Steph:  Really?

Jen:  Yeah, it does.

Steph:  Oh my god!

Jen:  It gets a little swollen.

Steph:  We totally have something in common!

Jen:  Well, there’s no reason to be nervous right now.



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How embarrassing! If you’ve ever had a nervous tic, you know how irritating it can be. You just want it to go away. At least Jen tries to console Steph by talking about her own nervous tic. I guess we all have our secrets. Have you ever had a nervous tic? What happened to you?


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