Sedating cats for airplane travel
Just about every mental institution scene has someone chanting some sort of non sequitur in the background. And woe betide us all if this non sequitur should be significant. He explained that the hospital was doing research to try to determine what caused birth defects. “Drugs during pregnancy definitely have an effect, alcohol can make a baby alcoholic. Smoking can affect a fetus, genetic irregularities…” “I didn’t take any drugs while I was pregnant, but could it have been the drugs taken before she was conceived? They’re not going to stick any in my arm.” “Wouldn’t it be better to know or to help someone else than to just imagine? “If it’s genetic, it’s not your fault, for God’s sake.” “No one of those mothers is going to suck my blood,” he said. Finally I realized I could do nothing about the past, but I could help in Jenny’s future.I could give her as much love as I had in me, day by day, one step at a time. As a brandnew service we are happy to now be working with a set of lenders who will lend you money without using a car or truck as collateral."Better safe than sorry, Better safe than sorry, Better safe than sorry, I can't believe he bit me!! I, I opened the door before and I got bit for my trouble. If they aren't locked up, expect a room with every square inch stating the phrase.
In this final excerpt Susan Strasberg writes about raising her invalid daughter alone—and the drastic surgery the child finally faced. When he kissed me I could smell the alcohol on his breath.
" Characters who are having a mental breakdown sometimes become fixated on a certain phrase that they repeat until everyone in the world is sick of it.
When combined with As the Good Book Says..., the ominousness goes through the roof.
“I had to stay and have a drink with the TV crew,” he said. I could feel the swelling in my eyelids, the tears puffing up my face. “Mother…yes…yes, everything’s fine…no, I’m fine…I don’t know…Katherine or Elizabeth, maybe Jennifer.
Then she’d be the real Jennifer Jones.” What I needed, Mother could not give me.