Here’s a reason to leave any and all tonsil examinations up to the professionals. From an article last year in the journal BMJ Case Reports comes this anecdote about a woman who managed to keep a pen marinating in her gut for a quarter-century until doctors plucked it out..
I want to get a degree in Hawaiian studies (and maybe a masters at the same time… I knew someone who was working on a BA in Hawaiian Studies and the M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology).
I think it would be really interesting and I really love Hawaiian culture, and the degree offers a serious focus on natural history and ethnobotany/zoology, which is right up my alley, and I think it would set me up well to deal with policy in Hawaii (which is really my goal. I want to take the ‘alala release program away from the fucktards who currently run it).
See, I couldn’t bring myself to kill a mammal either, but I think the difference is that if I didn’t want to do part of what my job required of me, I’d quit instead of staying and crying about it.
(I know this is way late)
The thing is when you get this job, in the interview they tell you that is part of the job. I don’t really know how they can make it any clearer. And if you’re going to make me do it at least thank me.
And I would respect you for quitting instead of making a scene and passing off work to someone else.
Grown up 22 year old roommate cried (I’m serious, cried) through a professional meeting at work today because we made a joke about the mongoose graveyard that is at the bottom of a pond on property before the meeting (we trap mongooses and kill them humanely now… they eat birds, and are a major threat to all birds on this island). Everyone was laughing and she turns to my bff roommate and just stares at her and was like “I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS IS FUNNY. WHAT IS FUNNY ABOUT THIS.”
She made me kill her mongoose today because she can’t do it. I don’t know how you plan on working in conservation without being able to kill invasive species. That’s like a major part of all conservation work.
She later told a coworker that she doesn’t understand jokes.
Being the nice bitchy that she is good at she responded that that is probably why she doesn’t get along with the house cause we are pretty funny and joke pretty much all the time.