Not My Butcher – Short Story Series
James was a smart boy but his parents were poor, so he had to work in his spare time during vacation to pay for his education. In spite of this, he managed to get to the university but it was so expensive to study there. Then he found a way so that he could afford paying his college tuition which was having two jobs.
One summer he got a job in a butcher’s Shop during the daytime in another in a hospital. At night in the butcher’s he learned to cut meat up quite good so the butcher quite often left him to do all the serving while he went into a room behind the shop to do the accounts. In the hospital on the other hand he was of course allowed to do only the simplest jobs like helping to lift people and to carry them from one part of the hospital to another. Both at the butcher’s shop and at the hospital, James had to wear white clothes.
One evening at the hospital James had to help to carry a woman from her bed to the place where she was to have an operation. The woman was already feeling scared at the thought of the operation before he came to get her but when she saw James, that really scared the hell out of her. No! no! She cried! not my butcher I won’t be operated on by my butcher and simply passed out.