Did it happen on a Saturday? I don't remember.
Thirty years of being in the same room. No wonder the world seems frightening. He's got no experience to tell him otherwise.
But it's better than being in the room. Anything is better than going backwards.
It's a mitzvah to take care of yourself: a blessing. Remind yourself of that when you next feel the need to tear yourself down and stop before you get stared.