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My Friend Ben

August 15, 2010

I worked with Ben every day at a job that we had to walk around all day and work as a team. Ben is a really a good-hearted guy but he is bi-polar and has to have medication to be right-minded. He told me once what happened to him when he quit taking his medicine for a period of time.

A man was teasing him, calling him Ben Dover, and Ben became violent, so much so that they caught him and took him to the local mental hospital to help him out. He had been there before but he didn’t want to go back and he was mad because he had to. As he went in, there was an Indian standing by a wall listening to it. He recognized Ben right away and called for him “Ben  Ben come here and listen!” but Ben was too mad and he told him to leave him alone! he just couldn’t handle anything at that moment. Eight hours later Ben had calmed down and he was in a better mood. The Indian was still listening to the wall and waved him over again just as excited as before “Ben Ben come here…Listen to this!” Ben came over and stuck his ear up to the wall and listened. “I don’t hear any thing” he replied the Indian looked around and then looked Ben in the eye and said “Yeah I know!…its been like that all day!”

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2010 5:39 am

    Great work keep it coming

    • November 13, 2010 6:14 am

      Thank you for the visit… I appreciate the compliment.

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