Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Madness of Glarey Mary

This week I was inside on reception, so I didn't get to see a lot of the fun goings on outside that I love so much. There were a looooot of protesters, or maybe it just seems like more from the inside.

We did discover the true madness of Glarey Mary though. SL, the clinic manager, went outside to stand with EO as she was all alone. Glarey Mary was doing her usual routine of walking back and forth and stopping to glare. She's like a horrible school teacher really, because if you talk too loudly, or laugh, she has an extra long glare at you. Anyway she seemed especially disappointed with SL's behaviour, because she shadowed her, walking wherever she walked and glaring all the way. SL even came in to put sunglasses on so she would look "more intimidating". Sometimes we have fun with them, because it's the only way to cope.

God Boy had friends today - there were three little kids protesting. That makes me really sad. Since when is it acceptable to parade your kids around as a billboard for your cause? Or to use them to make other women feel guilty about a personal choice? I've seen these pictures of other abortion clinic protests where women push babies in strollers, and the strollers have signs taped to them ("Thanks Mom - For Life!"). I mean come on, the baby can't even hold the damn sign!! It's just wrong. I know that God Boy is a smart kid and I'm really hoping that one day he comes to the same realization his sisters did and gets the hell out of there.

Not too much to report other than that. I don't know if I'll be blogging next week, as I won't be at the clinic on Tuesday - I'll be on my way back from the Ottawa Folk Festival!! Maybe I'll blog that instead, ha ha.

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