Your company needs both you and a co-worker (Sara, a colleague from another branch of the company) to attend a critical business meeting in San Diego. You have just arrived to drive Sara to the airport. Sara is in the room.
Me: Hey Sara, ready to go to the airport?
Sara: (doesn't seem very excited) Mmm...well can we go in a few minutes
Sara: *sits nervously*
Me: Yeah sure. Is everything ok?
Sara: Well actually I'm a bit scared of flying ever since 9/11
Me: Oh well that's understandable. My grandmother avoided flying after it happened. What scares you in particular?
Sara: Well that it might happen again
Me: I can understand that. It can be scary to think about. Sometimes I think about it too. Do you really think that it might?
Sara: Well why not? it's only a matter of time until the system fails again.
Me: Anything is possible but the authorities have really increased security since then. And flying is still considered to be much safer than driving overall.
Sara: Well it still could happen.
Me: Do you not want to go on the trip? I know the company was really counting on us to go.
Sara: I know...but I don't know how to get over it
Me: Well the way my grandmother handled her fear was having someone distract her during the trip and practiced deep breathing if she ever got really nervous.
Me: I'd be happy to keep you busy while we're on the plane. I have plenty of travel games we could play.
Sara: That would be nice. I think that could work for me.
Me: I'm glad to hear it. And if you're ever feeling extra nervous on the trip just tell me and we can work through it together
Lol kind of hard playing both parts but you get the idea. Also my prerequisite GPA was 3.96.