Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Aren't Pigeons Asleep At Night?

In the interest of protecting patients' rights and civil liberties, we are obligated to let patients have any items they wish, unless the items are directly dangerous.

This morning, one of the guys asked permission to have a set of infrared binoculars. Ostensible reason for request: nocturnal birdwatching.

This one I'm having a little trouble believing.

4 Comments:

Anonymous hilllady said...

There are quite a few nocturnal birds, actually. Owls, of course, but also many birds migrate at night. Check out http://www.borealbirds.org/concerts.html.

Doesn't mean you're gut instinct isn't right on. Maybe I've seen too many movies but infrared binoculars in the hands of the criminally insane does suggest a certain plot line...

6/20/06, 11:49 AM  
Anonymous hilllady said...

"your" not "you're"

6/20/06, 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Nathan said...

not everyone with a mental disorder is "criminally insane"

6/20/06, 7:16 PM  
Blogger Turboglacier said...

No, but 23 of the 24 people on my ward are. (In more politically correct jargon, they are "not criminally responsible by reason of mental illness".)

6/20/06, 9:03 PM  

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