button

Lorelai: I just flat-out panicked about the enormity of what we were getting into. And it clobbered me, and I clobbered Sookie … 

Luke: I don’t get it, you’re as ready as you’re ever been.

Lorelai: Oh, Luke, do not underestimate the complete & total lack of confidence i have in my abilities.

Luke: What? You’re the most confident person I know, obnoxiously so…. in a good way. You’re good at what you do and you know it. 

Lorelai: No, no. I’m good at doing what I had to do. But I don’t have to leave the Independence Inn … I don’t have to walk out on that limb and risk everything I’ve worked for. 

Luke: Then don’t, just stay where you are. 

Lorelai: What is this, reverse psychology?

Luke: No, just stay at the Inn. You’re happy there.

Lorelai: Oh, so you don’t think I can hack it?

Luke: Of course I think you can hack it.

Lorelai: Great, lip service, that’s what I need ... I couldn’t stay there if I wanted. 

Luke: You’re just scared. Just like everyone else when they’re taking on something big.

Lorelai Well then, what does everybody else do to get through this feeling? 

Luke: They run in the back, throw up, pass out, and then smack their head on the floor. That’s what I did on the first morning I opened the diner. Look, there is no button to push to get you through this. You just got to jump in and be scared and stick with it until it gets fun.

Lorelai: How long until the diner got fun? 

Luke: About a year.

Lorelai: Wow. And there’s no button? How about a lever, can I pull a lever? Turn a knob? 

Luke: Nope. 

Lorelai: I wanna do it.

Luke: You should do it.