Bad Signs

Here are some bad signs when you are getting your blood drawn:

  • The guy drawing your blood has a strange odor.
  • He apparently forgot to comb his hair this morning.
  • He is shaking profusely as you offer your arm as you would a precious jewel to a stranger.
  • He keeps saying "hmmm….hmmm….with a questioning expression.
  • He says "darn it" more than twice.
  • You’re supposed to have 3 vials of blood drawn, and he draws 5.

I think I am going to go rest now.  I am feeling quite dizzy.

5 thoughts on “Bad Signs

  • April 1, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Oh my, that would make one a bit leery to have someone like that stick a needle in their arm!

  • April 1, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    For some reason I’m always the “practice patient” for the new guy. I have very translucent skin and big veins. I guess you sort of get used to the stinky, shaky, intern phlebotomist when that’s all you ever get.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  • April 2, 2008 at 10:12 am

    at least he wasn’t licking his lips grunting “mmmm… blood. i LOVE blood. it’s just so, so… RED!”
    if that ever happens, you should probably take a hard, long look at the id card pinned to his chest.

  • April 2, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    You’re supposed to go to the DOCTOR’S office for blood draws. The guy with the cardboard sign under the bridge is a faker!


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