So I started to tell you about a girl that I met,when I got distracted with other thoughts. Hello ADD (I’m allowed to joke,I have it!! ;-0 )
So names kept inside my head but we’ll have to call her something. Let’s see, Penelope,yes that suits her (if you saw her you would agree) So Penelope was very sweet but man did she have balls!! I wasn’t the best behaved in there,in fact my doctor told my husband that I was quite difficult to treat as I knew what I wanted and made it very clear what I didn’t ! (there I go,getting off track,meds should kick in soon!!) Penelope shared a room with one of my now best friends. She didn’t really bother with her, just spoke to her occasionally but me, well I for some reason caught her curiosity so she was around me a lot,which meant that I was there to see all the fun stuff and boy did she keep me amused. There was a long tall desk for the nurses station with a locked gate at either end and I’m standing there one day,probably complaining that I wanted to go home and that today I was leaving,when all of a sudden,there she was,behind the nurses station, casually picking up everyones folders and flicking through them as though she was doctor of the day. No one noticed until I burst out laughing so loud that I made my nurse jump. I started saying “Penelope,what are you doing,you’ll never get out if you don’t start behaving” (this wasn’t the first offense) Obviously then all in charge see her and are calmly saying “come Penelope,come out of there,what are you doing”? “No” she said quite defiantly,which made me laugh even harder and I got a good dose of the side eye from my nurse! Whoops,what can I say,she was so brazen about it. So she’s still flicking through our folders when they finally get her attention properly.She firmly puts the folder back on the shelf and says “No,I’m not coming out.I’m exercising my patient’s rights,I want to see my reports ” By now,I am practically rolling around on the floor laughing and I am sternly told to go to the TV room! Ha,no way,this was better than TV!! So now they had the two of us refusing to move! You couldn’t blame her for sneaking in there,the sacred place of donut holes,cookies and crumb cake!! I don’t know how they got her out eventually but I know that she was still there when I went back four weeks later and still causing a ruckus!! I don’t know,maybe you had to be there to see it, maybe if you’ve been in a psych ward you’ll get the gist and understand just how comical it was. All she needed was a white coat and she would have fit right in. So anyway, That’s the first story of Penelope, the attempted escapee,(oh yes she did!) A woman that knew her rights,even when our minds weren’t working right.