Free Flu Shots Today!
September 23, 2009
So today we got our flu shots in the Monson Lounge one floor above the main luncheon. After going through the huge swine flu craze, I was eager to be the first person to get in line to get the flu shot. For the past three weeks here at CMC, it has been a big struggle for me trying to stay healthy and free from sickness. At one point in time, both my roommates were sick with the flu and I was blowing through Lysol and hand sanitizer like there was no tomorrow. So you can easily see how I wanted to be the first person in line.
After showing up about 20 minutes before they told us to come in, I was at least number 15 on the list so I still had to wait. I guess there were a few people more eager to get their shot than I was! Anyway, after sitting around for a good while a buddy of mine (who wishes not to be named) was pale white in fear. It was blatantly obvious that he didn’t want to get pricked in the shoulder with a needle regardless the health benefits it would give him. I assured him that it was just five seconds of being uncomfortable and then it’s done. He was a little unforgiving and almost walked out on the whole procedure. I specifically asked him, “look man, do you want the swine flu or not?” Once those words came off my mouth he agreed and manned up. “Okay Ben, I will do it” he said with confidence.
Once we all walked out of the room where we got our painless shots, my buddy was only complaining about how painful and uncomfortable the whole experience was. I just ignored him haha. On our way out the girl who signed us up for the shot commented, “Hey guys make sure to come back in a month when we get the Swine Flu vaccines!” My friend had the worst look on his face. I guess the shots we got today didn’t cover the swine flu. OOPS! Its okay though, I’m just happy I won’t get the flu this winter. My friend on the other hand, was not a happy camper.