Nothing But Nerves (1942) **

“The study of nerves and their control,” as Benchley becomes increasingly distressed during an ordinary morning at home by the presence of workmen (one of them abnormally thin and tall), by innocuous voices from an uncertain location, and by the fact that he saw his maid enter the living room closet but didn't see her come out again: “But common sense should tell him that she must have come out and that he just didn't see her, that's all. The maid doesn't live in the closet. There's not enough room in there even for her to sit down and read...”