“No ma’am, I don’t think they could fumigate the hospital and take your husbands clothes but leave him in the room.”
-co-worker on the phone with a woman whose husband apparently “took a bunch of pills” and somehow ended up in a psych hospital at the other end of the province. He called his wife complaining that “men in white coats”* removed all his belongings but left him in the room while they sprayed some sort of noxious gas, and she in turn was looking to us for help. She also wanted to know what “rights” she had if the doctor said he would call her with an update at 3:00 and it was 3:01.
Wish I could have heard the whole conversation!
*apparently not just a terrible stereotype anymore!