Belittled Bum Begs a Good Word

The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world with one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research. The Medical Center receives over five million annual patient visits, including over ten thousand international patients. In 2006, the center employed over 75,000 people, including 4,000 physicians and 11,000 registered nurses.

Last week, as I made my way down the sidewalk, there were people bustling all about, to and fro, in multicolored scrubs and white lab jackets …

Then there was me, the man in black, walking in my rapid pace through the bustling throng …

Good Morning, Father.

I had a lot on my mind … I was thinking about having parked so far away … how hot is was …

Good Morning, Father.

… the person I was going to see in the hospital, the one who was dying across town … what was for dinner …

I said, Good Morning, Father.

“Morning” – I mumbled, sort of, under my breath (I promise, I did!).

Bums.

They’re everywhere in a big city. Here they were sitting all across this little wall that lined the sidewalk.

Where was I? Oh yeah: I had a lot on my mind … hurry to see this gal … run over later to see the other one …

I said, Good Morning, Father!

Good grief, is that the beggar still yelling after me?

Keep walking, I thought, just keep moving …

I said, Good Morning, Father!

Now, y’all, this was getting ridiculous.

Without thinking, I turned ‘round and said …

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