Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Bad Day

Today was by far the hardest day at work. Even though the number of our deposits fell dramatically, the headaches were amped way up. Today there were 5 accounts of having paperwork but no money. There were 3 accounts of customers changing their mind and asking for money back. There were 3 accounts of having money but no accompanying paperwork. There was a stack of paperwork on my desk that approached 2 feet high. It was not a fun day.

Bob called the daughter of the man he helped the other day. Turns out the hospital is discharging Mike tomorrow. Bob said his daughter is not sure what to do now but he thinks she may have been saying that because she has a plan but doesn't want Gal to get wind of it. Speaking of Gal, she's back. Turns out they can't legally kick her out of Mike's apartment because even though the lease isn't in her name, she does get her mail there. The apartment management is aware of all the went down and if they don't get rent at the first of the month, then they have legal recourse to evict. That kind of sucks. Bob told Mike's daughter to at least cut off the cable, electric, and phone which she is going to do. Bob is NOT happy about the possibility that Mike might end up right back at the place where all the trouble started. However, you can be sure we will both be more vigilant about keeping an eye on Mike if that happens.

I heard a story today that has stayed with me and it breaks my heart. Perhaps you've heard of it? This has just broken my heart. Not only is it crazy and indulgent and the height of selfishness, it is evil and disgusting. Also, this young woman is just flaunting her fertility. It is tantamount to heaping a plate full of food, sitting at a table of starving children, eating 3 bites and throwing it in the trash. I hate thinking this, but I can't help it. I hope that when this young woman finds that certain, special someone that she wants to settle down with and when they decide it's the right time to start a family, I hope she's infertile. Not because she chose abortion but because she purposely got pregnant in order to abort and rub all of America's faces in her decision. She sacrificed viable pregnancies for "art". Worse, she created viable pregnancies specifically for sacrifice. How does one live with that?

3 comments:

Anne said...

Wow, that is unbelievably sick and twisted. I am ashamed of my alma mater and embarrassed for the people there having to deal with that.

I try really hard (most days) not to judge, but I know in my heart that God will judge her in due time. The consequences of her actions will be clear.

Laura said...

This is on Broadsheet in Salon.com -- just so that you're not wishing infertility on someone whose taste is seriously questionable, but maybe isn't quite as evil as it may have initially appeared.

Update: A release from Yale's Office of Public Affairs says that Aliza Shvarts has told Yale officials that she did not actually impregnate herself with sperm donors' semen and then induce miscarriages for an art project. Rather, she was doing "performance art" -- and issued a press release that was picked up by the YDN as a news story. According to the Office of Public Affairs, Shvarts is trying to create "a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman’s body." (Any thoughts on what that means in the context of pretending to induce miscarriages?) The public affairs office says "Had these acts been real, they would have violated basic ethical standards and raised serious mental and physical health concerns." True enough, but even as fakes, they're still pretty dumb. -- CP

Gael said...

The "abortion art" was a fake.

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