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The Topic: Gestation

  UsAndThem

I just heard on the news that hospitals across the country are expecting a mini baby-boom nine months after the WTC disaster. Am I the only one who finds this repugnant?
"We've just been attacked by terrorists. Hey, let's fuck!"



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  Dr. Niles Crane

Now, I think you're being more than a little unfair; circumstances are never so cut-and-dried. People turn to each other for comfort in times of crisis, and some of that generally leads further. In addition, in New York, many people were forced to stay at home since they could not work, and they, well, found ways to amuse themselves.


  Dr. Niles Crane

However, more than anything, any life-altering event causes people to 'take stock' as it were, of what is important in life. Many who previously tended to their careers or other more pedestrian pursuits suddenly turned their mind towards family. The simple fact is, in this day of birth control and 'family planning' a simple 'let's fuck' as you say, is insufficient to explain away a baby boom, evidence of which, I should note is still antecdotal.


  Dr. Niles Crane

Indeed, instead of being a 'repugnant' consequence of base desires; this can instead by looked upon as a realization by many that there's more to life than the corner office and a nice car.


  Dr. Niles Crane

All that said, you are certainly welcome to your opinion, which despite the advantage being fairly jingoistic, is stupid and wrong.


  UsAndThem

<Tears up>
As a child, my alcoholic father used to humiliate me by calling me stupid. I thought psychiatrists were supposed to make you feel better about yourself.
By the way, why does that diploma from Yale on the wall over there say "Theater Arts?"


  Dr. Niles Crane

Again, to be fair, I merely said that your opinion was stupid, not you. Just as I'm sure that you merely find the idea of crisis-induced sex repugnant, and not the mothers-to-be themselves. Or at least, I hope you wouldn't say so to their faces.

That diploma isn't mine. It must belong to my friend, David. He went to Yale as well, and is nearly as handsome and witty as I am. But I digress.


  Dr. Niles Crane

As for making you feel better about yourself, well, we work up to that.

The first session is all about laying out just how messed up you are.




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