[LMB] OT: chuckle from 30th October

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 03:36:36 GMT 2018

Sometimes I've walked out of blood drives with spectacular bruises on my
forearm---for some reason, I always seem to get the newb phlebotomists, and
having them guddling around on my arm is No Fun.

Years ago, I had just donated, and was sitting in my favorite hangout, the
local McDonald's, drinking a big soft drink and reading the last *Harry
Potter* book.  This little kid comes up, looks at the big black mark on my
arm, and asks "Is that a Dark Mark, mister?  Are you a Death Eater?"

I grinned, took out my pencil, pointed it at my bruise, and said "Why don't
we press it and see if You-Know-Who comes?"  His eyes went HUGE, he turned
and ran for his mom, and the two of them exited stage right fast.  I was
laughing for some time after that.

On Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 9:32 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

> > On Nov 4, 2018, at 8:28 PM, Harvey <fishman at panix.com> wrote:
> >
> > Ooh, that hurts. The only one who gets my elbow is the blood bank
> technicians who are capable and usually find the vein on the first try.
> When I have to give small samples for blood tests, I insist that they take
> it from the back of my hand. Easier to find a vein and I do not suffer
> bruising.
> I hate it when they have to do that.   It hurts far more with me.
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