While this story is a little sad, and perhaps I should feel sorry for the ladies in question, my overriding feeling is one bordering on derision. I'm not a cruel person, but this is too good a story for me to pass up without comment.
Six women have been hospitalised in New Jersey for having had plumbing caulk injected into their derrieres by a quack in a hotel room. Apparently in an effort to have their bums looking more like Jennifer Lopez's they paid for this procedure to be performed on them. Now they are all breaking out in rashes and their bums look more like a moonscape than a Hollywood star's bum. Who would have guessed that plumbing caulk would be harmful to the body?
The first clue that this might not have been a good idea would have been that the procedure only cost $250.00. In their shoes, I would have wondered why it's a $6000.00 procedure elsewhere and this bloke is only charging a fraction of that. A second good clue would have been when they showed up for the procedure, and it was not going to take place in a medical facility, but in a hotel room. I think I might have had reason to worry right then. I might also have questioned the doctor's credentials at that time. I sure hope that this fellow didn't use a caulking gun, because if he did, and any of the ladies allowed him to proceed, then God help us all.
When I heard this story on the radio, I had to check to make sure it wasn't April first already.