Monday, August 23, 2010

Hard Times

Me: "So, the chart says that you cut yourself yesterday?"

Pt: "Yeah."

Me: "Why did you do that? Were you trying to hurt yourself?"

Pt: "Yeah. I thought that if I cut my hand deep enough, you could amputate it, and then I could get disability."

Me: "Do you work now?"

Pt: "No, I'm on disability."

Me: "So the idea was to get more disability?"

Pt: "Yeah."


No, the hand didn't need to be amputated, it was actually a very minor laceration. I guess the economy is hitting everyone pretty hard right now, even disabled schizophrenics. And for the record, I don't think that you get bonus diability money for further injuries, so don't try that one at home.

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