Posted by: Kate | August 22, 2006

Something is Wrong in the World…

…when a 19-year-old calls the Emergency Services number and, after some time, states that she took an overdose of various drugs and is starting to drift off, and then hands the phone to her father, whose reaction to the news that his daughter may be in serious physical danger is, “What an asshole.”

I understand, kids are hard work and 19-year-olds fall into that category. But really? Namecalling as parenting?

Sometimes I have doubts that there actually is a limit to how badly we can treat the people we consider to be family.

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  1. Oh, Kate, I hear that.
    Every time I get a new case or read a new history…it’s just stunning the depths to which we as humans can sink for whatever reason. Stunning.


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