The Waiting Room Essay Research Paper Ring
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The Waiting Room Essay, Research Paper Ring! Ring! Who could that be, wondered Henry as he glanced at the clock. It?s three a.m. ?Hello.? ?Henry, its Jake. Sandra was in an accident last night?? ?Is it serious?? Fear clutched Henrys heart. ?Yes, but she will be O.K. She is unconscious right now. Listen, buddy, I need your help. I have to go on maneuvers in a few minutes and was wondering if you could call the hospital every once in a while. I would also like for someone to be there when she wakes up.? Henry eagerly bolted from the comfort of his bed. ?I?ll get ready to leave right now.? ?Henry, why don?t you go back to sleep and when you wake up in the morning, you can go visit. No need for you to go right now; she?s still asleep and will be for a couple of more hours. Thanks for doing this, buddy.? Not waiting for a response, Jake hangs up the phone. ?Hey! Not a problem, she?s only your wife; no need to be worried or anything like that,? Henry sarcastically thought. Henry did not like Jake very much. The only reason he talked to him was because he was married to his ex-wife. He still loved her very much. Henry hated how he treated her. ?Your typical military man–more concerned about himself than his family,? Henry thought to himself. He took a shower, got dressed and within thirty minutes, he was in the VA hospital. He was glad that the construction on the interstate did not slow him down to Long Beach, where the VA hospital is located. ?Excuse me, could you please tell me what room is Mrs. Sandra Anderson, I mean Davis, is in?? Henry asked with some concern. ?Yes sir, she?s in room fifty-seven, but you cannot see her until seven am. You may stay in the waiting room at the end of the hall if you wish.? Said the Nurse pointing to Henry?s right. ?Thank you, ma?am,? Henry said. He walked to Sandra?s room and looked through the window. He saw Sandra lying asleep, with all sorts of hoses and contraptions attached to her. Sandra?s head was heavily bandaged; she had a cast on her left arm and leg and a long gash from her chin to her neck. ?You?re so beautiful, my little Sandra,? Henry murmured softly to himself, as tears welled in his eyes. ?I love you and I want you back. But I will go slow, and if nothing else, I will be your friend.? But in his heart, Henry felt that because of his stupid mistakes in the past, he might never have Sandra again. He turned around and walked down the hall to the waiting room. Henry was surprised that the room was very bright and cheerful. It had two soda machines by the door, a unique sculpture of President Clinton, and some vivid watercolor paintings of the sea on all the walls. He loved how the paintings matched the blue color of the walls. He went and sat on the couch by the back of the room. Getting comfortable Henry started to glance around the room and saw people already seated there. There was a Major, who was wearing his dress uniform, his wife next to him, two middle aged retired old gents, and a young girl. ?I really hope that he doesn?t lose his hand,? one of the old seniors said. ?Why the concern, Rudy,? The other man replied angrily: ?You?re the one that didn?t want to help him pay the bill.? ?I wouldn?t talk, Daniel. You don?t even want to be here.? Rudy laughed wickedly. ?He wouldn?t need this surgery if you would have stopped playing with that gun. We told you to stop?but nooooooo. Now we need to hope that he does not loose his hand. You almost blew it right off!? Davis snapped back in retaliation. ?It was an accident!? ?Oh, yeah, right; it just happened to go off when he told you that he planned on getting married to your ex-wife in Vegas next week,? Rudy sarcastically said. ?That marriage was over years ago! How dare you imply?? Daniel?s face blanched as he angrily stood up to hit Rudy, just as the nurse walked in. ?Mr. Bozeman and Mr. Grander, Ray has awakened from the anesthetic. You may see him now.? ?Is he all right??