Oct 22, 2013
commented on Savage Love
@MinnySota, I'm not sure how psych holds happen in your state, but a long-distance ex-gf calling about a suicide threat definitely isn't enough for a 72-hour hold here in WA. Unless when the cops come by he's mid-attempt... Either way, when the mental health professionals come by to talk to him about it and he denies any suicidal ideation, then he's free to go, simple as that.
May 23, 2013
commented on Defending a South Seattle House
#7: Do you take any responsibility for what seems to be a poor decision on your part as well? Perhaps one isn't in the right financial situation to buy a house when both owners are (as you described) unemployed or chronically unemployed.
May 25, 2011
commented on Cops We Have Loved
One night after being ousted from a bar for being super-belligerently drunk, I attempted to enter my (own) apartment through the closed front window. With my hand. Well, after trying to ram my way through the front door (which isn't as easy as it looks in the movies). After cutting up my hand pretty badly, and only busting through one pane of glass, I called the cops on myself, though why I did it I really don't remember.
Instead of running me off to the drunk tank, the kind-hearted officers called a friend they found in my cell phone, drove me to his house, and placed my dumb ass in his possession for the night.