Hi everyone! Yesterday my hospital got told we’ll be lucky recipients of refrigerator truck morgues that will be parked next to the hospital to help us handle our soon to be overwhelmed morgues. We are not the only hospital, in fact a few already have them. When the announcement was made at our staff meeting everyone broke down and cried. We’ve been marginally holding it together, but this broke us. We love our patients dearly and often think of them as our own family. Every time I think about putting someone into a refrigerator truck I start crying. Every time I see a big truck I get nervous.
If you feel the urge to go to a bar, travel, hang out with friends, see family: take a second to imagine their body being loaded into a refrigerator truck in a hospital parking lot.
Asking singles and people who don't have to feed families.
I was looking at my refrigerator and I was shocked at how little I have in it, even by my standards. I keep supplies low because I hate having to throw food out for spoilage. But I've also been thinking I should stock more in case there's another big food panic like there was last Spring. Obviously I haven't taken that to heart.
My pantry isn't so bad. If there were a local emergency, I could survive a week or two without real problems. But I occasionally see other people's refrigerators and panties, and you'd think they were stocking for the apocalypse.
It seems like this vaccine has real promise but the challenge is in the transport. Most doctors don’t have the specialized refrigerators to store the fragile vaccine. Given the fact that these ultra low temperature refrigerators can be quite expensive (in the 10s of thousands each unit) which company will be the biggest benefactor of this newfound demand?
It started in early 1983 with a missing persons case. No one had heard from or seen Maurice (Listed in newspapers as "Earl") Nolan for a few weeks after a room mate moved in with him, and his family reported him missing. The neighbors had heard his voice through the walls of their 2619 North Robertson Street apartments for a few days after Lawrence John Crowley moved in, but at some point they didn't hear him anymore. Then their dogs started disappearing.
One of the neighbors noticed a skinned dog and dog skeleton in the bathroom of the apartment and complained to the landlord, who called the police to have Lawrence removed from the premises. When the police arrived, Lawrence invited them into the apartment while he gathered his belongings to leave, and police found a dog hide and drops of blood in the bathroom.
They also watched as Lawrence removed about 30lbs of a strange looking meat from the refrigerator. When one of the officers commented on it, Lawrence told them it was dog meat and he ate it all the time. Lawrence was immediately arrested for animal cruelty.
The meat was brought to the coroner's office where it was determined that some of the meat was dog meat. And some of the meat was human, and had a blood group type of 0. Lawrence was charged with second degree murder. A charge that he was ultimately found guilty of, and sentenced to life in prison for.
(Side note here: When he was arrested, Lawrence had "four social security cards, a California bankbook, other papers and a Louisiana driver's license in the names of "different unknown people". Which makes me wonder if he killed and ate anyone else.)
Lawrence attempted to appeal the sentence, but every argument presented was rejected. At one point in the appeal document, he even attempts some bizarre kind of gay panic defense, claiming that his counsel was ineffective because the presumed victim was gay, and the defense didn't mention it at trial. I don't know why Earl being gay would have made it okay to eat him, and apparently neither did the court, since this was roundly rejected.
They were not, at that point, able to conclusively identify the remains as Maurice Earl Nolan. Dr. Richard Tracy, a pathologist with the coroner's office, stated the human remains which were recovered as " human ribs, breast bone, kidney, spleen, shoulder blade, and voice box. Some skin tissue attached to the voice box indicated that the victim was a male with very pale Caucasian pigmentation and a dark b... keep reading on reddit ➡
One last update: It was brought to my attention many British people think Americans look down on England and think you guys aren’t as advanced in technology and other things. This was 100% not my intention or thought. I am so sorry if this came across wrong!! I am very grateful for each reply, sarcasm and all. I genuinely didn’t know where you guys kept your fridges or if you used something else (for instance you guys have washers but often not dryers, or maybe they’re one thing? See, I don’t know anything). My British born hubby told me you guys had them but couldn’t explain why I never saw them in pictures. Now I know they’re often kept in cupboards or they’re smaller than American ones. Thank you all for your kindness, sarcasm, jokes and all!
Update! Thanks everyone!! I know I sound silly and ridiculous. I now know to look for smaller fridges (not American size! 😂) and that they’re often hidden in cupboards. Y’all are amazing. ❤️
Hi UK folks! My husband is from England and we have considered moving there (we are in America right now). I’ve been on Zoopla looking at homes and noticed I don’t see refrigerators in the kitchens very often (1 out of every 20 or so will have one). So, my question is, do you typically have one, and where do you keep it? Thanks!!
I understand most people would feel uncomfortable going through someone else’s refrigerator when you’ve only known each other for a short while. But what I’m talking about is people after awhile and getting to know someone else real good, they begin to feel comfortable going through someone’s else’s fridge.
I’ve never ever felt comfortable going through someone else’s fridge. And this includes, my grandparents, family, extremely close friends.
EDIT: I feel like maybe it has to do with Pack mentality. Like I feel like instinctually you never touch another mans food.
Comment: Nah I mean it’s weird with family. But if they say go get something from the fridge I will. I don’t question it. But it just feels wrong ya know. Like don’t get me wrong. At close friends houses I’ll go into the fridge just fine during like a football game but it always feels weird but I just have to tell myself it’s ok
If so, I may vote for it.
This happened this summer to my T1 kiddo. The firemen were happy to store insulin at the fire house for 3 days until power came back on.
Edit: Be sure to ask your local firehouse first before bringing in meds.
I can’t wait to see your face light up when you open it.
I always assumed they were both simply heat pumps, so why does one run out of juice so fast?