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*waves*
Hallo!

I have nothing else of import to say, other than donating blood when I already had a headache? Brilliant plan, that. Also in no way did I lie to the American Red Cross about those three months I spent having sex with gay smack addicts for money in Equitorial Africa in England in 1994 so they wouldn't disqualify me for possibly having Mad Cow Disease.

wesleysgirl

2005-10-20 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

*Hugs* I was right there with you on Monday -- donating blood when it had been hours since I'd eaten anything and I'd only had one glass of water all day was not a good plan.

mpoetess

2005-10-20 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

And then, because there is possiblybutnotverylikely Bovine Spongiform Ensomethingorother in my head where there should be brain, I decided a 32 oz coffee and some Excedrin would help with the headache thing. Which, admittedly, it did, but the heartburn thing? Not so much.

ragingpixie

2005-10-20 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Heh! I lied to the Red Cross too, about having not gotten a tattoo in the past twelve months. I mean really, do they think I'd go to someone who didn't wear gloves and use clean, disposable needles?

I wonder if you still go to heaven after lying to the Red Cross.

mpoetess

2005-10-20 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

I did admit that I'd got my ears pierced this year, and when they asked where, I said Claire's (which is true if somewhat sad), she wrote down "Donor described sterile procedure." And in my head I'm all "No, donor said 'Claire's' - you don't know if it was the teenie boutique or Claire's Crack House Of Disease-Riddled Piercing Inc."

entrenous88

2005-10-21 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Claire's Crack House Of Disease-Riddled Piercing Inc.

Omg, that's totally where I got my belly-button ring! *shows off*

wackinessensues

2005-10-21 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Here in Oregon they have taken away the whole tattoo thing, you can donate as long as you got the tattoo in a licensed shop.

*learned this after waiting a year to the day to donate*

*head desk*

It may be this way with the Red Cross in every state now.

ragingpixie

2005-10-21 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)

as of the last time i donated, which was ... hmm, less than a year ago? the tat question was still on there. they should change it, because most people that got it done in a decent place would just lie anyway.

a2zmom

2005-10-20 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

So, you passed on your cow blood? I better not be needing a transfusion any time soon.

mpoetess

2005-10-20 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

I do not have cow blood!

*g*

Actually, the rule is 'if you spent 3 months or more in the UK between X and Y years' and I spent like... 3 months and 10 days, or something similar, which is the only reason I looked at the sheet and went 'um... yeah. perhaps we will avoid this whole somewhat arbitrary deadline from the people who also won't let you donate if you're a man who's ever had sex with a man since 1977.'

a2zmom

2005-10-21 12:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Truthfully, I thought it was insanely arbitray also. I spent two weeks in London during that time frame and it seems to me, my brain could be just as cow crazed. Why the three month cutoff?

mpoetess

2005-10-21 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)

And I totally didn't eat any beef while I was there. I have no idea why three months; I guess they're trying to get a logical timeframe in which you might have consumed enough beef to randomly hit on a diseased one and pick up the 140th case of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease diagnosed ever in the world, but.......

*replies as me instead of as Xander this time...*

ragingpixie

2005-10-20 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

"No, donor said 'Claire's' - you don't know if it was the teenie boutique or Claire's Crack House Of Disease-Riddled Piercing Inc."

*SNORT*

now there are chips on my screen :/

ragingpixie

2005-10-20 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

this is in the wrong place, wtf.

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mpoetess

2005-10-21 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

You'd think there'd be some option for things like that! I mean, they're asking for your honest answer on whether you were there in the first place, so why would you say you were and then lie about not eating meat? well, except for where I said I was and then conveniently didn't remember exactly how long

wackinessensues

2005-10-21 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, and I in no way gave a blow job to a bisexual boy in college. Nope, not me.

mpoetess

2005-10-21 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Nor did you have unprotected sex with a mad cow!