Tom's landlord shot him, point blank, in the shoulder
with a .38 caliber revolver when he lived near Lake Tahoe.
He flagged down two strangers driving a BMW
to take him to the hospital.
"You're bleeding all over my upholstery," the man complained.
He wouldn't have picked Tom up if he'd known
that Tom had such a big hole in his shoulder
and was going to lose so much blood inside his car.
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