Louisvillian Tracey Wong has all but given up trying to hang out with new friend Laura Gansbauer as every outing ends, or sometimes even begins, with a violent panic attack.
"Look I get, I'm afraid of spiders, but when I see one I don't completely lose my shit. I just, like, don't touch that spider," said Tracey.
The pair met at a house party thrown by Laura's roommate who is a co-worker of Tracey's. "She seemed so cool and down to Earth at Casey's party. She was funny, we had a blast quietly ripping into how weird Casey is. I suggested we hang out sometime but every time we get together she just winds up having a crippling panic attack. The park, A Bats game, Fleur-de-Flea. She always just winds up sobbing as soon as we get there, or shortly after.
Lauren, who works from home as a customer service rep, didn't dispute that she gets upset easily in certain situations. Still, she claims that Tracey is exaggerating. "That time we went to the zoo, I made it all the way past the entrance before throwing up. What more does she want? She seemed so nice at Casey's party..."