I just got shot.
by, 10-17-08 at 10:08 PM (813 Views)
4 times. With deadly diseases and stuff at the travel medicine clinic. My arms hurt so bad now. The last time I got an injection also happened to be my second day of work as a dishwasher. I can't even tell you how much pain that + 8 hours of scrubbing dishes and lifting heavy things caused.
After 20 minutes of waiting around "for my safety and comfort" (a.k.a. for their lawsuit-avoidance strategy) it was determined that I wasn't going to succumb to the 3-in-a million chance of keeling over and dying on the spot, so they let me go. I hadn't finished my lollipop yet and it was only after a few minutes of walking around the streets of Vancouver sucking on it that I realized how strange I must look.
I think the most amusing part of the day was the nurse who gave me my shots: "You're not pregnant?" I shook my head. "You don't get pregnant next month, either." It was just so deadpan and I think the vast majority of people she says that to will only be getting pregnant accidentally, in which case the warning won't do much good.
On the plus side, I'm all immunized and ready for a nice Christmas vacation in Colombia! I'm visiting my parents' new home and then going to a tropical island for the first time ever.