Thursday, September 28, 2006

Lifestyles of The Mentally ILL

Bob's only activity outside of his room is cooking. He has his own unique way of cooking, I call it caveman style. He's never been able to grasp the concept of HI-MED-LOW on the stove dials. With him it's HI-OFF only. He likes to pan fry stuff. He frys hamburgers in oil on high heat. The hamburger when he's done is completely charred and the grease is splattered over everything within a 10ft. radius of the stove. And of course he never cleans it up. He sometimes spends hours cooking enormous amounts of food. When he's done it's all left on the counter until I throw it away a few days later.

His main food is pork chops. It takes him 4 hours to cook 1 pork chop. He turns the oven on 2 or 3 hours before he plans to use it. He cooks 1 pork chop at 400 for at least 2 hours. It is completely dried out and black. Sometimes he spaces out or falls asleep while cooking stuff. He always leaves a trail of spilled food from the kitchen, upstairs to his room.

Today I came home to an entire jar of pickled peppers spilled on the floor, I cleaned it up as Bob was too busy sitting on his ass. Last night the landlord came by again for Bob's past rent. Bob said he was starting a new job today and would have the money next week. "That's great news Bob, congratulations!" she said.

Bob spent today sitting on his ass, no job. He has another big evening planned tonight......Drinking beer, urinating and sitting on his ass.

1 comment:

Corey said...

Dude, Write this into a book.