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Wednesday, December 28

And It Makes Me Wonder

I leave the Intensive Care Unit through the front entrance, where the patients’ families enter and exit. It’s Monday, and I proceed with the routine I follow every Monday after lunch.

I go to the ICU waiting room and collect the various tracts from the Jehovah’s Witnesses and throw them in the trash. I walk down the stairway to the Cardiac Critical Care unit’s waiting room and collect them—The Watchtower and Awake!—and throw them in the garbage. I take the other stairway down three more flights to the Surgery Waiting room and do the same.

I’ll knock on the Women’s room door and if there’s no answer, I’ll go through the stalls and remove the tracts—‘What does God require of us?’ ‘Should you believe in the Trinity,’ and ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses: Who are they? What do they believe?’—that have been tucked into the toilet paper dispensers.

They do not leave tracts in the Men’s room. I’m not certain if this is because the people leaving the tracts are women, they think men tend to use religion rather than be used by religion, or if they simply don’t think that men are worth saving.

In any case, the Trauma waiting room is a secured location, so I don’t have to include it on my Monday rounds as I take the staff stairway into the ED.

4 Comments:

12/28/2005
Blogger callmekidd writes:

"I'll knock on at Women's.."

Since you asked.

 


12/28/2005
Blogger Erik writes:

Take this badge from me.

(fixed, thanks)

 


12/29/2005
Anonymous Anonymous writes:

I always thought the "Watchtower" and "Awake" made for great bathroom reading. I have always felt closer to Jehovah during a good dump. You should not be so quick to deny folks these simple pleasures.

 


12/29/2005
Blogger dan writes:

Reminds me of this.

 


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