In the hospital cafeteria, House tries to catch up on Sonny's latest INTENSE doings on General Hospital (awesome), but keeps getting distracted by Foreman, who thinks Miss Radfafa's problems all lead back to the class parrot, as parrots have been known to cause redherringocosis. House points out that none of the kids in the class have had problems, making Foreman's parrot theory very unlikely. Foreman says he'll get Miss Radfafa's keys and check out her house the next day for more environmental causes, and House cannot believe that Foreman would be so respectful and law-abiding to even think to ask a patient's permission before rooting through her private things. You can't trust people, House repeats, even kindergarten teachers. For all they know, Radfafa is running a meth lab in her basement. This seems ridiculous at first, but after doing some reading on cerebral vasculitis, I found that a frequent cause of it in young people is abuse of coke and meth abuse.
To illustrate his point that people LIE and AREN'T HONEST, House shows Foreman that the cafeteria worker who made Foreman's egg salad sandwich obviously has a cold and is prone to wiping infected snot on her sleeve. House doubts that she would give up a day's pay to stay home sick, even if it is hospital policy, much as he doubts that she washes her hands after using the bathroom. Thus, all humans are wicked and deceitful, and Foreman should go break into Miss Radfafa's house. Foreman says he can't do that. House says that Foreman has done it before, so what's the problem? Foreman just stares at him. House says he knows all about Foreman's juvenile criminal past, even though the records are sealed. In fact, that's the only reason House even hired Foreman -- because of his "street smarts." Foreman is quietly enraged, and he eats the rest of his infected egg salad sandwich to prove it.
Cuddy catches House reading through a Gossip magazine which just happens to look exactly like People. He claims he's doing research on humans to improve his people skills. Cuddy doesn't care to make a witty retort to that because she's got bigger issues -- namely, that House is treating Miss Radfafa for a wild theory. Cuddy says that treating based on guesses stopped with the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (which was more about NOT treating patients, really) and Josef Mengele (unspeakable horror). Of course, House is thrilled with the comparison. He's less thrilled when Cuddy says she's stopping the steroid treatment. He throws down his magazine and chases Cuddy around the hospital halls and past that Benefactors board, protesting her decision. House asks Cuddy why she's so afraid of making a mistake. "Because I'm a doctor. Because when we make mistakes, people die!" Cuddy dramaramas as she takes to the stairs, a barrier that House and his bad leg cannot penetrate. "People used to have more respect for cripples, you know!" he shouts at her retreating form. This gets a hopeful look from a nearby guy in a wheelchair. "They didn't really," House tells him.