Friday, February 09, 2007

Is there no end to the stupidity in this world?

Just when I think I have heard or read the most stupid thing I am ever going to hear or read in my entire life, ever, I come across something else that is even more stupid than the last stupid thing I heard or read.

The subject of stupid people is something I usually blog about in my other blog, but this post on Mental Nurse is obviously an issue which would usually be discussed here.

Is there no end to people’s stupidity?

But maybe it works. What do I know? I’m only the wife of a Schizophrenic.


slurry said...

I think I just strained a few muscles laughing! I dont think any bit of paper would make a differnce if you are so unwell you want to commit suicide, and what can they do if you break it? not alot. Thankfully nothing like that around here as if there was it would be another reason for the staff not to leave there office!

Mr Mans Wife said...

I'm glad it cheered you up! :) How's the leg doing?

When you say it would give the staff another reason not to leave their office, do you mean because of the extra paper work that would need filing or because they would take the attitude "leave them to it, no one will hurt themselves, they signed the contract!" ?

Beyond belief though isn't it?

raisins said...

I have spent the entire evening reading your blog and have to say that I was in turn moved to tears, angered by the so called 'health professionals' and in fits of laughter.

Your writing is beautifully eloquent and a joy, though sometimes painful to read.

I have little experience of schizophrenia apart from the fact that my father was married to one. (I never knew her) and my first boyfriend (the most kind and gentle man you could ever meet) had this illness

We have had a lot of dealings with CPN's over the years as we looked after my mother in law who has Alzheimers. Their stupidy and gullibity is stupendeous, and the fact that they are hardly reachable because they are off sick with 'stress related issues' defies belief!

I could go on a real rant about the 'carers' stuff but I am sure that you have more pressing demands on you.

I wish you and Mr Man (Grumpy) all the very best.

I have put your blog in my 'favourites' list. I hope you don't mind. I really care about you two.

Best wishes

Mr Mans Wife said...

Raisins, thank you so much for your kind comments. It doesn't happen often, but I really am speechless.

Of course I don't mind being in your favourites list. Thank you, I am honoured.

I tried to look at your blog tonight but I don't seem to be able to view it. I don't know why.

Thank you again for your comments.

raisins said...

Thank you for comments.

I don't have a blog at present. I am a member of a message board group which started after the radio 5 Live station board was shut down. It has nothing to do with mental illness though but it can be fun to read. You can reach it here:

If you ever want to have a look. You can 'private email' people there as well and find me under my name of raisins.

I wish you and Mr Man all the best.


Catherine said...

As a reformed self-harmer, I have always found the contracts laughable, especially the bit about it being automatically extended if the appointment is postponed or cancelled (sounds like something a smarmy car salesman would do). For me personally if I got to the point where I was going to self-harm, even my best friend wouldn't be able to stop me, let alone a scrap of paper.

slurry said...

My leg is doing ok, a tad sore and the fiberglass cast is hurting it more to be honest, dont know how ill manage another 5 weeks of it!
I think the staff would rotate their reasons for not leaving the office with both the reasons you mentioned. I have shown it to some friends who do self harm and they just laughed and laughed and wondered what it would be like if it had wide spread use and what the punishment would be for eaither trying and failing or been successfull? at the inquest the shrink stands up to give evedence " oh but they signed to say they wouldnt kill themselves your hounor".
Hope you and Mr Man are both doing well, hugs to you both.


Mr Mans Wife said...

Thanks Raisins, I may have a look sometime. I wish you all the best as well, and thanks for visiting my blog.

I agree with you Catherine, the whole contract thing seems pointless. As I said in my comments on Mental Nurse, different people self harm for different reasons, and a contract certainly wouldn’t work for a psychotic patient. I can’t imagine Mr Man even remembering anything about a contract when he’s psychotic enough to want to self harm or attempt suicide. For people who self harm for stress relief it would add more pressure and create more secrecy, as someone else has already commented on Mental Nurse.

Lol, I wondered the same thing Slurry – how do you punish a dead person?
Hugs to you too, and I hope the pain in your leg eases off soon.