My mom is bipolar and was on Xanax for years to deal with the manic phases. (It’s not actually indicated for bipolar disorder, but I suspect that her shrink was desperate.) There was another woman, Patti, in our church congregation who also was on Xanax. Patti had zero self-control and had ODed a couple times, so she had to go to the pharmacy every day to get a single pill, and was not allowed to accumulate more than a day’s dose. One Christmas Day afternoon in 1990 or so, the doorbell rang.
So when I was a freshman in high school, this psycho asshole named Alan decided that because I had made out with a girl he was really into (a girl who rejected his advances regularly) that he was going to bully me mercilessly in school. For a few weeks he’s catch me in the hall and take my head and slam it into the lockers hard. He was much bigger than I was, and a lot of my friends just couldn’t help me or didn’t want to for fear they’d receive the same treatment.
Good lord…what a bunch of fragile babies we’ve become. The real fascists are the people on the far left who’ve forced everyone to issue apologies every time they fart and the smell offends someone. He’s obviously not a racist, and being an acquaintance to someone who may have questionable opinions doesn’t make you one, and it certainly shouldn’t automatically require one to issue some formal apology and mea culpa. See the lyrics to “All I C is U and Me”.
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