At dance class tonight, Peter led us through a Japanese foot massage. At one point we were using our fingers to rotate individual toes in circles and I noticed Lainie making a face.
"Why are you grimacing?" I asked.
"This gives me the willies," she said.
"It gives me the heebie-jeebies," said Peter.
"Which is worse: the willies or the heebie-jeebies?" I asked.
Ian spoke up with a certainty that surprised me. "The heebie-jeebies."
"What's the difference?"
"You can run away from the willies, but the heebie-jeebies can follow you anywhere."