Patty (woodycakes) wrote,

28 Down, 72 To Go

Keeping Me Sane
For someone as shallow and happy happy as me, I got a pretty serious internship gig. And really after spending 10 hours each day answering phone calls from battered women and abused wives, I can say that I'm really affected.

I intern for a show on QTV 11 called, "Draw The Line" which is a public service show for women and children who go through abuse and domestic violence. And as an intern, I've been calling up past victims asking how they've been doing and 8 times out of 10, things are if not bad, worse.

The staff on the show say they've been numbed by their work and I can't blame them for just treating this like work, but after hearing desperate pleas for help from women who've been cheated on, raped, hurt and just plain disrespected, I can't help but get depressed. I never knew so many women would actually have to go through so much suffering, enough to spill their guts and cry for help to a stranger on the phone.

Luckily, I have Sandy with me, who's very very good at dealing with crying women on the phone. I can't deal with it. I just get too sad/angry. And since Ali and Marian dropped by, my day was somehow brightened. Still, 72 more hours of this. I hope I learn to deal.
Tags: college senior
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