Dear Dr. Boli: I have tunnel panic. Whenever I drive towards a tunnel, I feel like I am driving into a brick wall. What do you prescribe? —Sincerely, Panicked in Point Breeze.
Dear Sir or Madam: Dr. Boli would advise you to work on your aim. It is perfectly true that approaching a tunnel at highway speeds is equivalent to driving into a brick wall. But there is a tiny hole in the wall, and if you aim very carefully you will hit the hole instead of the wall. An accurate aim is therefore the foundation of successful and confident tunnel navigation. Missing the hole, on the other hand, invariably leads to disappointment.