“Get a job, bum!” someone screamed from a passing car.
Jake carried six bags of crushed aluminum cans down a busy street. He wasn’t walking very fast. The bags were heavy and tearing in several places. “Get a job, bum!” someone screamed from a passing car. Jake kept his head down and continued walking. He didn’t want a confrontation. Eventually, Jake reached the recycling center. […]
When is a question not a question?
I was coming back from the hospital cafeteria when the nurse stopped me in the hall. “And how are YOU doing?” she asked me. I just stared at her. I had been suppressing my emotions for several weeks. I genuinely didn’t know. We were in a large hospital in New York City. I had been […]
What about disrespect
The following is taken from an incident report at the homeless shelter where I work. A new staff member wrote it: Gus came into the office being very disrespectful towards me. He asked me “do you actually do any work to deserve a paycheck?” I told him if he continues disrespecting me or other staff […]
I was mean to the nicest person on the planet.
I hate DirecTV.
It wasn’t Krishna’s fault, though, and I took it out on him.
The second staff member to get punched is…
You’re a 21-year-old college Junior.
For extra credit, you go to the psychology building to be in an experiment.
The experimenter has you sit alone in a room with a computer. She has you play a computer game against another college student in a different room.
If you win, you can blast the other student with a 90-decibel white noise machine.
If you lose, the other student can blast you.
Why I wanted to send Larry to Alcatraz
I’m normally a pretty calm guy, but I wanted to kill Larry.