My Wife the Nurse

was giving out the vaccine today at San Francisco General Hospital
when she called up a woman who had so many tracks on her arms
that at first my wife was a bit startled.
While giving her the shot she tried not to think about her condition.
And when I asked if the vaccine would work on a drug addict,
in particular a heroin addict, my wife responded,
"I don't know for sure. . . I'm assuming that the vaccine
would work just as effectively. . ."
Nodding my head, I then asked if the woman was homeless,
to which she answered, "She didn’t look homeless to me.
In fact she was pretty well dressed—probably around 30,
but looked much older. She seemed embarrassed about her arms...
just wanted to get her shot and get out of there..."

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