Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Maybe Spring is in the Dumpster...

This morning it was cold. WHERE IS SPRING??? It's making me very anxious.

We had a couple of STU students come down to film the protesters - they were doing a project on the bubble zone. They also interviewed me. I was hoping someone else might want to do the interview - one of the other escorts - but no one did. There wasn't much to it, since I don't know much about the bubble zone and not much is happening with it right now.

Mr. Mumbles was in top form today, mumbling about as always. Today also saw the triumphant return of the commemorative "aborted babies" sign with the cross made out of fake flowers. It is an excellent creation, let me tell you. Some church ladies had a hell of a time putting that together. Oh well, you always have to keep women busy, otherwise they might think, or something.

Half my escorts didn't show up, so I had to stay for the second shift. Luckily the last patient came early so I didn't have to stay out for long, because I was dying of cold. And EO didn't even have any mittens on! I'm not really sure how her hands didn't fall off. Seriously, what is wrong with this place?

I've been thinking a lot about dumpster diving lately, specifically dumpster-diving anti-choicers. This recent train of thought has been prompted by this entry over at JJ's blog. I just can't figure out why people feel it's necessary to go through an abortion clinic's dumpster to make an argument against abortion. Either you will find nothing incriminating (the most likely outcome, since MEDICAL WASTE DOES NOT GO IN THE DUMPSTER), or you will find (surprise!) aborted fetuses ("dead babies", in their lingo - not the fetuses', the protesters'). So what does that prove? ZOMG, they're doing ABORTIONS at the ABORTION CLINIC!! Who knew??!! At most, it's grounds to complain that the clinic is not disposing of its medical waste properly, but even filing such a report would involve the police finding out that you were going through their garbage, which surely can't be legal.

It just sucks because we have to have a lock on our dumpster, even though we most certainly do not dispose of any medical waste OR medical records in there. Just another one of those things to make you shake your head and wonder what on earth is wrong with the world.

Oh and just FYI, I will be internetless from Thursday to Monday as I will be in glorious NYC. So if you try to post a comment and it doesn't come up for a while, it just means I haven't had a chance to look at it. But I will take care of any and all comments when I get back.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I just wanted to say that I love your blog. I've only been reading for a few weeks, but read all the archives. I think it's great what you're doing and that you're blogging about it!!