November 26, 2006

"I'm sleeping in the same house as her for 11 days, looking for her. And she's right in the bedroom."

???!!!

21 comments:

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Ann Althouse said...

"Smells," indeed.

Simon Kenton said...

If our receptionist had not already had a doctorate in the humanities, she might have been interested, and was certainly qualified, to matriculate in one of these new Departments of Fatness. One day she was missing, and somewhat later she returned. She had had a surprise baby, surprise because she had taken her pregnancy for ongoing indigestion, which finally became acute, and then became a baby. Her husband and her mother-in-law, whom she supported in their roles as dedicated soap watchers, were as surprised as she. She reported, I chronicle.

Since this happened, human inattention has not much startled me. How could I have ignored something like this burgeoning within a person I saw daily? How could she have ignored it in her physiology? How could you ignore your daughter going off behind the bookcase? We've got huge talent as a species for ignoring things going off.

altoids1306 said...

I'm inclined to believe the story, because no one attempting to disguise a murder would come up with such a crazy story.

class-factotum said...

Simon,

Did your receptionist get her PhD from the back of a magazine? Is it in a legitimate field of study? Or in "Women's studies?" Ha.

And who decided she was smart enough to be a receptionist?

storkdoc said...

CF

The typical patient who presents with abdominal pain that is in reality contractions, who states that she did not know she was pregnant, is usually morbidly obese with a long history of irregular menses.

It is actually a fairly common occurance as I usually see about 2 per year.

Dave said...

"The typical patient who presents with abdominal pain that is in reality contractions, who states that she did not know she was pregnant, is usually morbidly obese with a long history of irregular menses."

TMI

Tim said...

What an odd way to thin the herd.

Seemingly we need more bookcases hiding television plugs.

I wonder what Oprahor Dr. Phil would say...?

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Drew W said...

Well, this is one for the books, eh?

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Sanjay said...

The moral of this story: get rid of your books. They can kill you when you try to adjust your TV set.

Theo Boehm said...

The police investigated? Did they bother to search the house? "Dead bodies? We don't need no steenking dead bodies."

Bet the crime statistics are real low down there.

Word verification: caldq
"Call da cops."

AllenS said...

"The family told the newspaper they had noticed a strange smell from her room but had blamed it on rats."

Ok, the daughter is missing, and a strange smell (like rotting flesh)
is coming from her room.

2 + 2 = 3

Pogo said...

Rats in my room
I ain’t bothered by those rats in my room
By those dirty little rats in my room
I can’t stand those rats in my room

Girl lost in the bookcase
I ain’t bothered by that girl lost in the bookcase
By that stinky little girl lost in the bookcase
I can’t find that girl lost in the bookcase.


Sorry.

Dad said...

The cops said it was an open and shut bookcase.

Pogo said...

This sounds like the way Jerzy KosiƄski should have died.

knoxgirl said...

Maybe I need to re-reread the article? I don't get it... did the poor thing scale the 6 ft-tall bookcase and then fall down headfirst behind it, or what?

The Tensor said...

i'm behind ur b00kcase stinking up ur h0use

Freeman Hunt said...

Maybe I need to re-reread the article? I don't get it... did the poor thing scale the 6 ft-tall bookcase and then fall down headfirst behind it, or what?

That's how I understood it. That's really awful.

I think I would have to move if I found out that a missing family member had been dead in my bedroom for almost two weeks.

Synova said...

I'm guessing she was leaning behind it and fell sideways and then couldn't get her arms under her to wiggle out or anything.

Unless she somehow got wedged so she couldn't breathe she should have been fine until someone was around to hear her call for help. If she couldn't breathe then...

As for not finding her... people look for people shaped things in places that are people sized. I'm not at all surprised that they didn't find her when they looked. She didn't answer when they called... she wasn't laying at the bottom of the steps or on the bathroom floor.