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Old 01-03-2019, 01:20 PM   #4387 (permalink)
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I was at the bus stop, waiting, and a guy was pacing back and forth talking on his phone about HIV Alliance. He paced toward me stopped, and before he turned around said distinctly "I have special privileges because I have an illness."
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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds -- Charles Mackay 1841

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