Me: *biting my tongue so hard that I could taste blood*
One of the participants actually said, "Worst of all, how are we supposed to pay for healthcare for people who contribute nothing to society?"
Me, unable to take it any more: "A friend of mine died from sepsis poisoning that was diagnosed far too late because he didn't have health insurance, which meant he had no healthcare either."
Result: Stunned silence that lasted all of a minute.
Me thinking during the moment of silence: I hope every single one of you feel shame.
And then they started talking about hockey.
Me thinking during the hockey discussion: I will not cry. I will not cry. I will not cry.
Jesus. Fucking. Christ.
What is wrong with people?
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