Cleaning house

I’m making another list for a future Make-A-List Monday, and the topic requires me to basically check every casefile to see if it makes my criteria. As I do this I’m seeing a lot of cases that probably need to be purged. I have therefore decided to concentrate on that for a bit. It’s a dirty job but it’s got to be done. So if you suddenly see a whole bunch of cases vanish without a trace, they were probably sent off for “re-education” in the Siberian slave labor camps. Long live our Great Leader, Comrade Stalin!

(That’s like the third time I’ve made that joke on this blog.)

2 thoughts on “Cleaning house

  1. M. May 16, 2013 / 1:11 am

    Okay, here’s a Siberian labor camp story for you. My mom worked as a receptionist in a pediatric clinic in the early 1980s. The other receptionist at the clinic was notoriously vapid and often said really stupid things.

    One day, a man brought his children in for their well-child visits. It turned out he was from Siberia and he and his wife had recently escaped along with their children. The man had been interred in a labor camp/gulag and had been beaten so severely that his back was broken. Consequently, he walked with a cane and a noticeable limp, though he was fairly young. He mentioned that he was from Siberia and this was the first time his children had seen a doctor. Without missing a beat, the vapid receptionist responded brightly, “Oh wow! Siberia! So, was it nice there??”

    …no words.

    • Meaghan May 16, 2013 / 1:12 am

      Definitely a *headdesk* worthy remark.

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