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Thread #99243 Message #2202817
Posted By: Jack Campin
26-Nov-07 - 08:18 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
Subject: RE: Origins: Buried alive - is this story true?
I worked one summer in a long-stay mental hospital and got to see the procedure when patients died and before the undertaker came to collect the body. Male patients always got a bandage knotted tightly round the penis to stop them leaking urine (didn't see a female one dealt with, presumably they got some sort of bung). There was an urban legend that one guy came to after being packaged up, staggered down the hall to the toilet and was found moaning in frustration when nothing would come out.
I suppose there *might* be a song in that, but I hate to think of the audience that would pay to hear it...