I'm not sure what attraction I feel towards working in a hospital. When I was younger I hated even thinking about them. They smelled funny, everyone looked nervous, and a lot of places were off limits. But I think the thing that scared me the most was the thought of needles. Yet after working on the night shift for about a year, I've found hospitals to be more than just a place where
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not a Negro--I know you think I'm black, but I'm not." I didn't know how to respond to that except burst out in laughter like all the nurses around me.
Nurses laugh a lot--they have to. Sometimes it's the only way to keep from stressing out. But then, who can help themselves from snickering when the old man in room 111 sneaks out of his room in nothing but his birthday suit?
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