I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte (colubra) wrote,
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

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Bizarre halloween story.

I tell this story inspired by remembering what I learned from it in lilmissnever's livejournal entry from earlier today.
Long ago there was a fellow I went to college with named Ryan. Ryan worked in the bio lab. Ryan was approached by one of the professors and told 'we've got scavenger beetles loose in the bone room.'
Scavenger beetles are what are used to render a deceased animal into a skeleton: you leave them in with the body, they eat everything but the bones.
Troublingly, they lay eggs on the bones, and their grubs will eat the bones, if they get the chance.
The best way to kill them? Freeze them.
So Ryan was confronted with a room full of skeletons, a few walk-in freezers, and the task of putting the former's contents in the latter.
After a while he came to the human skeleton. he couldn't get it in the freezer on its stand, so he took it off.
But he couldn't get it in easily like that, so he displayed some ingenuity: he tied it up with rubber hose and put it in the freezer along with the cat, and the auk, and the other skeletons.
And as he closed the door he said to himself 'I am getting paid $12 an hour to tie human skeletons up with rubber tubes and put them in freezers. I LOVE this job!'

Happy halloween!

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