Friday, June 27, 2008

Freakin' omics

just a thought here...

I've heard that the top two vocations involving people who might someday follow through with a suicide attempt are....

any guesses?

1. Police Officer
2. Dentist

I also know that your chances of committing suicide actually go up if you win the lottery...funny, huh? O.K., that's not funny at all. Tragic really. Why would you laugh at that?

It's not too hard to figure out why those two vocations would involve so much depression. Even though you're helping, and even saving the lives of, people every day...or at least every once in a while...nobody really is excited to see you.

I take that back. Some people are very excited to see you. When you need a cop or a dentist, you REALLY want to see one. You're desperate.

Unfortunately, 99% of the time you're not so excited to see them. They pick this up. It depresses them.

Here's what I've also noticed. The percentage of cops with mustaches is considerably higher than non-police officers with mustaches. So what I'm wondering is this - does the depression drive you to the mustache, or is there some sort of officer peer pressure that demands it?

I'm thinking it's the peer pressure. My reasoning is simple. I've had three dentists in my life and have known four. Zero out of four dentists had a mustache. Oh sure, one was a woman...but out of three men dentists had mustaches.

I think I've made my point here.
you're welcome


  1. I'm wondering what is in your sippy cup?

  2. ironically, i've never had a dentist with a mustache...

  3. Mr. Murphy, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent post were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this blog is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  4. somebody needs a hug...

  5. It's from Billy Madison, and it's funny.