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  •  I have a funny story about Animal Farm (8+ / 0-)

    in 2006 I was living in Athens GA, which is close to my primary client based in Atlanta. It was a difficult period, and at a certain point I had to ask for a script of zoloft from whoever I could get it, which in this case turned out to be the County. The dolt sitting behind the intake desk was a smarmy dumb kid, asking key, probing question from his list. One being "Are you thinking of hurting yourself?" to which I responded in my best Shakespearean, "Rhetoric can tie a better noose than I"

    the idiot only heard "I...Tie...Noose" and before I knew what was happening I was being attacked by 3 cops, taken to the local hospital for a few hours of observation during which time they catheterized me as I could not easily pee in the cup, having not had any fluids all day. Then about midnight the van came by to take me hours away from my home to Savannah where they have some creepy "hospital", right out of Cuckoo's Nest.

    The only books I had to read for a full week were Animal Farm, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and the Physicians Desk Reference.

    All I wanted was some zoloft and I end up being stuffed in a cell with a guy who killed his buddy & stuffed the body down a well shaft.

    I did not respond well to their "therapies"; the staff figured out quickly I did not belong there. An Iraq vet in for some nasty PTSD even came up to me one day and said "You don't belong here", and we became friends for the duration.

    I moved out of Georgia as soon as I could.

    -8.25, -7.13 "Well, on second thought, let's not go to Camelot -- it is a silly place." "Right"

    by leathersmith on Fri May 18, 2012 at 02:03:02 PM PDT

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