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According to Facebook, Woman not Clinically Depressed After all.

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icon_facebookHaving too much fun on Facebook.

Here comes an interesting tale courtesy of the Consumerist:

Nathalie Blanchard, 29, has been on leave from her job at IBM in Bromont, Que., for the last year and a half after she was diagnosed with major depression.

Ok, we can buy that, depression is a drag and if you’re lucky enough to get a paycheck out of it, why not?

The Eastern Townships woman was receiving monthly sick-leave benefits from Manulife, her insurance company, but the payments dried up this fall.

When Blanchard called Manulife, the company said that she was available to work, because of Facebook, she told CBC News this week.

Facebook? Ok, what’s Facebook got to do with anything?

She said her insurance agent described several pictures Blanchard posted on the popular social networking site, including ones showing her having a good time at a Chippendales bar show, at her birthday party and on a sun holiday — evidence that she is no longer depressed, Manulife said.

Chippendales? Mmmh. We’ve never been there personally, but we’ve heard it can be a very ‘cozy’ place especially if you’re into cozy boys…

But that still doesn’t explain why Nathalie had her benefits cut? Is having fun watching naked boys a no no when receiving disability benefits? Would it have been better if Nathalie remained terse and on the verge of tears? Maybe Nathalie was just for once having a good time, or maybe she is always having a good time- which is what we think the snooping insurance agency was wondering.

The moral of the story- as much as it hurts, shut up and don’t show the brass you actually like to look at hunky boys. We bet she’s real depressed now…


CBC News

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