"It's so quiet," I remarked to the night nurse.
"Don't ever say that a hospital floor is quiet," the nurse reprimanded me. "That's when all hell breaks loose. Better to say, 'It's peaceful.'"
"Just like never saying 'Macbeth' in a theater?" I asked.
"Exactly," said the nurse as she handed me a cup of ice to bring in to my mother.
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