Metaphor Alert!

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I spent much of this week in the small local hospital visiting a very sick relative, eating meals out of a snack machine and doing my very best to both be in the way and out of the way.

When it comes to trying to advocate for a sick person, I never know whether to suck up to the staff or try to intimidate them. I end up doing both — badly — and so I am …

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