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.