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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:49 PM

9. Homelessness is an issue I struggle with. I can't stand it when people go to public meetings

to bitch about a tent city coming to their neighborhoods (God forbid). They don't want the homeless there.
Although, if you think about it, some homeless are probably there, they just don't see them.

A couple of months back a homeless male was brought into our ER by medics. We had a few days of constant biblical deluge and it was down right nasty outside. This poor guy was sopping wet. He asked for a shower and the nurse treated him like shit, basically saying this was not the "mission". We were called because he lost his temper and became verbally abusive. All I heard him say is: "I've been homeless for two fucking years! I'm sick of it.I'm tired, I'm cold and fucking wet and I stink. Please just let me take a shower, let me feel human Goddamn it." Hesaid a whole lot more, but that is what I heard. The nurse heard a scumbag demand something.

Why not let this gentleman take a shower after being evaluated? Who does it harm? Why not bring up a good hot breakfast for the human being?

I hear co-workers speak so disparagingly about the homeless and addicts. Like there is no way they could suffer this humiliating type of set-back. Jesus, there are peopleI work with who insist it is a life-style choice, a weakness of character!

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