Sometimes, my sarcastic sense of humor takes over and crushes the filter down with the end result being that I say things I probably shouldn't. The bad part about the big one today is that I'm now going to repeat it on this blog. Can't seem to help myself. It's probably a product of the fact that I've been very bored today and looking for ways to cause trouble. Planning some great pranks for tomorrow...
Hopefully, not everyone out there is as illiterate as most of the students that I've been working with lately and are at least somewhat familiar with the classic Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol. There are many movie versions of the book and one of my favorites is the old version starring Alastair Sim in which he dances and jumps on the bed and sings "I don't know anything..." at the end. Prior to his redemption, he makes the comment to someone who is soliciting donations for the poor that "they had best die, then, and thus decrease the surplus population."
That lengthy intro to explain what came out of my mouth completely unpremeditated today.
One of my intern-mates was telling me the story of a former classmate of his who was instrumental in changing the school policy to surgery only on cadavers. After graduation, he talked to the person from whom she obtained a job who reported to him that the girl was incapable of performing a routine spay or neuter because her ligatures were not secure and all the patients then began to bleed, she freaked out and had to scrub out of surgery leaving someone else to stop the hemorrhage. She now plans to open a low cost mobile spay / neuter clinic. He very kindly put it that she was "misguided." What do I say? "I guess she's doing her part to decrease the surplus population!"
It took him a minute to realize what I implied and then I had to explain the reference so that he didn't revise his opinion of me to think that I'm a total monster...
Yep, that horrible sense of humor is going to be the death of me one day!
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