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I watched as Nurse Kate entered the cafetaria directly after helping to deliver a healthy baby boy. We both normally had our lunch break at the same time, so, I got to see her gleeful face almost every day. Of course it was much easier for me to take my break whenever I wanted- I was only a janitor; merely a maintenance service man.



Any time that I spoke or suggested anything, Kate shot it down. She always enjoyed digging me down a hole to the point where I felt as if I had no brains or talent because I was not as good as her. She never said those things to me, it was just in the way that she acted. Sometimes, it seemed as though her own ambition was to make other's feel worthless. For some reason, one in which I still do not know, she was determined to make people turn their backs on life, to put their tail between their legs and give up. She was probably the most closeminded person whom I'd ever met.



To follow the norm, she seated herself at the table in which I sat. Alongside me were a couple of nurses and some other janitors that I did not know. I never spoke when she was around, in fear of embarassment. I would not call myself shy but I did not see any bright side in arguing with her. I knew that she was much wiser than me for she had many more years of schooling and training than I had.



"That was the least pleasuring delivery that I have ever been through!" She complained.



Nurse Mary acted interested, "Why is that?"



Kate rolled her icy eyes, "Well, Mary, this lady has been here three times already before now and two of her children were born retarded and the other died at birth! Who knows what will happen to this one- you'd think someone would learn after three times!"



Nurse Mary couldn't respond before one of the other "less wise" janitor's chimed in, "So, if a lady attempted childbirth, eh, say, five times and three of the children died... you'd tell her, no more? But what if by chance she got pregnant again? Would you suggest, giving up- maybe abortion? I mean, opposed to taking a chance of failing yet again?"



Kate looked mighty confused, a thoroughly enjoyed moment, "Yeah, what's your point?"



Before he spoke the next couple of words, he smiled an extremely deserving smile, "Well, then, my dear, you've just killed Ludwig Van Beethoven!"




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The following comments are for "Beethoven"
by MenPrefrBrunets

Beethoven

Good comparison between the nurse's attitude and Beethoven. That nurse sounds like a total ass. I enjoyed your story. I've met nurses like that before.

macbeth

( Posted by: macbeth [Member] On: May 4, 2005 )





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