My phone’s screen lit up as I was having lunch with my family.
“Hey, man. My mom was just admitted into hospital”
I felt like my body froze. She’s not any regular person. Her father’s dead, and her mother is her only relative she actually trusts. She’s 20, and she lives in Metepec, a city nearby.
I tried calling her but she wouldn’t pick up. She sent me a tearful voice note.
“I... I don’t know what to do. She’s been admitted for pneumonia, and... and this hospital does have respirators. But... I can’t stay here, they’ll close at night and my mother, she left her car in a parking lot nearby and... I don’t know how to drive, I don’t know how to get home.”
I thought about going to her and trying to help. Shit, I know I can’t figure out the car stuff (maybe), but I could possibly take her home. Then I looked at my family, and I realized I was too chickenshit to do it.
Now I don’t know who helped her if anyone. I just know I failed a friend, and she might be scarred for it.
Fuck this. I just wanted to throw it out somewhere. I’m sorry.