Today I was talking to a guy about having some carpet work done in my home. He got on the subject of having recently had a quadruple bypass done. He is really pretty young to have had that done and is also pretty thin. He does look like he has had a rough life with lots of scars, a weathered complexion and an arm that looks like it was once mangled.
Anyway, he was telling how immediately after the bypass his mouth started to fill up with blood and they had to rush him back to surgery and "crack him open again." It seems that they forgot to attach something or other. Anyway he was describing how awful the whole deal was. He said he laid in ICU for what seemed like forever strapped to the bed, with nothing to stare at besides a clock. He said he watched the second hand go tick-tock for several days.
A couple days later he said they came in and turned him on his side. He now had a new view of his room and there was a TV with ESPN on of all things. He said he became immediately pissed at the nurse because he had been staring at the clock for days and had no idea that there was a TV in the room. He started trying to speak with the breathing tube (or whatever) in his mouth. His words were not intelligable to the nurse. "What do you want sweetie?" Each time she asked, he got more agitated as he unsuccessfully tried to explain his anger for not being told about the TV in the room.
Finally the nurse, desperately searching for what he was trying to say, looked at him and concluded..."oh, you don't want the TV on? I'll turn it off for you dear." She proceeded to turn off the TV and leave him alone in ICU to stare at the clock again. He said at that point he wanted to just die.
He said, that when he was finally able to write something to her, his first words were, "I hate you."