If you thought responsibility was dead in North America...

…perhaps a visit to Italy is in order.

According to this article a new hospital in Italy managed to kill eight patients as a result of a contracted company who accidentally switched the oxygen and anesthetic gas tubes.

Pretty horrible in its own right, of course, but the interesting bit of eye-opening came courtesy of the Italian health minister:

Sure. This time. Once this mess is cleared up though, it’s back to the usual round of fingers pointing at everyone but themselves.

Because, sure, who among us hasn’t killed three or four people? But eight? That’s just being careless.

I likked 8 people once. They laughed at my shoes.


One death is a tragedy.
A million deaths is a statistic.
Eight deaths is a … stagedy. Or perhaps a tragestic.

I don’t want to know what you’d do if they *complimented *you on your shoes! :eek: