Have you ever felt like someone was asking you too many questions? Have you ever filled out a form or a job application and thought, “Now seriously, why the hell do they need to know that?” Well I have, and that regularly-occurring experience is what lead me to write the following drabble, entitled ‘You Can Trust Us’.
Mental Heath Questionnaire
Please answer honestly.
What is your age?
Are you currently taking any prescription medication?
Is there any history of mental instability in your family?
Do you suffer from any form of mental instability?
Are you sure?
You wouldn’t lie to us, would you?
It’s okay. You can trust us.
Seriously, we aren’t trying to trick you into lowering your guard.
Why must you think poorly of us? We’re only trying to help.
Okay, that’s it. You’ve forced us to take matters into our own hands. Orderlies are on their way to detain you. Have a nice day.