Well, as I scan the news for March 12, there is much that begs comment. The New York governor that resigned because of the revelation of high-priced prostitutes, the Texas woman who threw her two sons off an overpass, into traffic below and jumped after them (all survived), Barack Obama proclaiming that this is the greatest country in history and he can't wait to change it (?), and many other bizarre, troubling stories. The one that begs attention the most, however, it the following;
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are considering charges in the bizarre case of a woman who sat on her boyfriend's toilet for two years — so long that her body was stuck to the seat by the time the boyfriend finally called police.
Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman's skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital.
"We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital," Whipple said. "The hospital removed it."
Whipple said investigators planned to present their report Wednesday to the county attorney, who will determine whether any charges should be filed against the woman's 36-year-old boyfriend.
"She was not glued. She was not tied. She was just physically stuck by her body," Whipple said. "It is hard to imagine. ... I still have a hard time imagining it myself."
He told investigators he brought his girlfriend food and water, and asked her every day to come out of the bathroom.
Now friends, if you are in the counseling profession and look up "enabling" in the DSM IV, you will find this boyfriend's picture. Who is really most crazy, a woman who will sit on a toilet for two years or a boyfriend that will bring her food for two years? Why not sit the food on a chair in the next room and lure her out? Say, after 2 days?
And one more thing--does anybody else find it hilarious that "Mr. Whipple" is the sheriff that had to solve this "two years on the toilet crisis"? Do you think anybody made any "please don't squeeze the Charmin" jokes?