Thursday, July 16, 2015
Respiratory Karma, or the case of spilled water
I think to myself: I better clean this up before someone slips and falls. Yet I'm also thinking: I will probably forget, because I know myself. Then thoughts of being paged to the emergency room for a conscious sedation on one of my coworkers who slipped and fell on that spot roll around in my gray matter.
Then I think: These are the voices of my conscience, something every Catholic has.
So I decide I better grab a towel and get back down there to clean it up. But I forgot.
Several hours pass. I decide I need a cup of coffee. On the way down that same hallway my shoes start to squeak. This was when I realized what I forgot to do. I did not fall, thankfully. But my point is that the person my own conscience tried to save was myself. Go figure.
But I suppose this lesson also shows how good the new flooring is at preventing falls. Yes, that is the moral to be learned here. Scientists have done a wonderful job of creating non-slip flooring, and it was well worth the money the hospital spent on it.