109. The Hospital Orderly (2)
Jake was always sick. He repeatedly got infections—mostly
or the flu—from patients. He considered himself lucky
be alive, considering what he’d read about deadly
and viruses that were developing immunity to all
latest drugs. A hospital is a dangerous place.
wanted out of the hospital, but he had
to go. He was no spring chicken. The
, benefits, and hours were good. His schedule regularly
three- or four-day weekends.
But, he was just
through the same motions, day after day. He
at the top of the ladder for an
. There were no other jobs that he could
for, unless he wanted to go to school
several years to become a tech or a
nurse. But those jobs would mean working in
hospital. He wanted out.
He wished he had
with his old job as an assistant pro
Brookside Golf Course. The pay was low and
benefits were few, but the game of golf
his passion. He loved teaching the game to
. He was a happy man when he worked
the golf course—the freshly mowed green grass, the
sky, the white clouds. Not a sick person
sight—only healthy people, enjoying themselves. Why had he
that job, he wondered over and over. Ten
ago, he must have had a good reason,
he sure couldn’t remember what it was now.
life was now a constant regret about the
decision he had ever made.