"Well, that's why you're here, so they can prevent that from happening."
"You think this is drunk? This is how I always am. Usually I would still be drinking. But I guess I'll wait on that. But please, can you check to see if the dinner cart is here?"
I barely sat down when I heard...
"I won't run away, promise."
"You're going to have to wait, I'm sorry."
"I really appreciate it though, it was the first time I ate anything in weeks."
"I just drink. I use all my money for drinking. You can call me Lister."
"What is your drink of choice? Dubra?"
"Why do you have a gun?"
"How does your daughter feel about your drinking?"
"Has she ever come here?"
"No, she usually goes to (other hospital in the city)."
"I don't like the way she treats her mother. I get mad at her when she tells her mother to **** off. (shrug)"
I took a chance on him.
"Listen, you're a real special girl. Just beautiful. If I had a nice girl like you, I'd quit drinking."
"Will you come visit me?"
"That's ok, honey, I usually don't eat anything for weeks. Just alcohol. Thanks for the one earlier today."