My friend Jordan LaBroad is in veterinary school at Kansas State University.
She too, like me, and many of us in the veterinary community, and maybe even the world at large, is sometimes overwhelmed by people.
She hides it better than I do.
I discovered Jordan's secret. She made and carries nope cards. They can be passed out like - or instead of - business cards. If you are nice to her, maybe she will give you some.
This card entitles the bearer to be excused from a socially awkward or anxiety provoking situation of their choosing without explanation, guilt or social sanction.