Mules

"Whenever you get to thinking you live in a good and just world, remember that there are women being forced to surgically implant bags of cocaine into their breasts for ferrying across foreign borders. Never mind that the coke comes into the country and ruins a whole bunch of lives in the process, think about those poor women who have to have their bodies opened and closed like pieces of carry-on luggage just so that they can feed their families back home."

The room fell silent, all prior joviality replaced by an enveloping and uncomfortable sense of embarrassed dread. After a time, Paul spoke. "This is why you live alone and without friends, dude."


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