26th

Back before Amazon and MP3’s people used to camp outside of A&B Sound for the boxing day sale. They’d be huddled in their sleeping bags at midnight to get those “door-crasher” specials on the new-fangled Compact Disc machines and Beta-max Video Cassette Recorders–not to mention LP’s and Tapes being 20% off.

Those days are long over but I chose to honour them by camping out in the ER of Nanaimo General at midnight to be one of the first to get a tetanus shot. After a two and a half hour wait, being exposed to various viruses that apparently cause strokes and such, I was given the oportunity to sit in a hallway for another half hour and read an old US magazine where I learned some interesting facts. A few days previous I’d been wondering “Whatever happened to Kathy Najimy?” Well, she does the voice of Peggy Hill. I didn’t know that, mystery solved. Also, even though they’re identical twins, Mary-Kate and Ashely have a vastly different bio-chemical make-up which explains why one is happy and the other is a nutjob. So obviously, cloning will never work. Too bad for that lady in the states that spent $60,000 cloning her dead cat. It’s gonna go Pet Semetary on her.

We were in bed by 3 a.m. secure in the knowledge that I wouldn’t get whatever the tetanus shot prevents. I have no idea what the shot prevents and all the internet would tell me is if you’re stung by a stingray, you should get a tetanus shot. So now I’m okay to swim in stingray infested waters for another ten years.

4 Responses to 26th

  1. charenton_ says:

    Tetanus shots prevent tetanus infections, also known as lockjaw. Symptoms include headaches, muscle stiffness (particularly in the neck and jaw), difficulty swallowing, and the general sweats and fever.

    Mmm, tetanus.

  2. charenton_ says:

    Tetanus shots prevent tetanus infections, also known as lockjaw. Symptoms include headaches, muscle stiffness (particularly in the neck and jaw), difficulty swallowing, and the general sweats and fever.

    Mmm, tetanus.

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