One off the semi-bucket list

  • Donating blood

 

Trypanophobia : the extreme fear of medical procedures involving injections or hypodermic needles.

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Nurse : Please squeeze the rubber ball to make the blood flow faster.

Me (thinking) : Why, of all rubber balls in this clinic, did you give me the one with a whale printed on it? I know half of my body is out of this small bed. The last time I laid down on a clinical bed this size was when I was 6 years old. That time, I had my circumcision. (The guy on the right with his feet sticking out of the picture got a plain red rubber ball.)