one flew over the cuckoo's nest

Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (credit: youtube screen grab)

My Own Private Cuckoo's Nest

I recalled being told to sit tight in the day room all day and behave in lieu of walking peacefully to get some exercise and stretch my legs. I recalled fighting with staff over all-encompassing body wash products that were making my hair fall out. It was an argument to be allowed to wear a ponytail.