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Who Did You Murder?

This is terribly belated because I couldn't deal with it for a long time.  It wasn't funny because it was too goddamned terrible.  Now it's still terrible, but full of absurdist this-can't-possibly-be-my-real-life humor.

Imagine for just a moment that you're a psychiatrist in an inpatient psychiatric facility.  You see people everyday who are quite ill and having a difficult time in their lives.  It's your job to try and help these people, both with counseling and medications.  A lot of your patients have dealt with situations so traumatic as to be inconceivable. You can't even imagine how bad things were for them.  But still, you try.  You offer support and a safe space and most of all you listen.  But maybe you've done this too long.  You've heard too many stories.  You know too much.  You become inured to human tragedy and dignity and are at this point just going through the motions.

Now that you've gotten yourself into that headspace allow m…