So I have a case of “the Yips”. Coined by Barney from How I Met Your Mother, the term “Yips” describes an otherwise awesome individual’s inexplicable and sudden inability to “execute”. To wit, I find myself unable to ask attractive girls for their phone numbers, even when they’ve initiated the conversations with me. It happened twice last week, once in a waiting room at the city courts, and then again at the grocery store.
It’s like in Top Gun, after Goose dies, and Tom Skeritt’s character says, “Keep sending him up.”
And Michael Ironside replies, “It’s no use, he won’t engage.”
*Sigh* Damn Yips…