Friday, April 3, 2009
No more Blood Bank!!!
I have never given blood nor do I really have a desire to but I almost did once when I was at my previous job. The incentive was if you did give blood you got a gift certificate to Starbucks so I thought I could endure the pain for that. I sat and answered their almost entire questionaire. All of their questions about where I have lived and if I had ever been in the UK in the 80s walked in cattle fields gone to Japan (yes to that one, no didn't walk in cow fields). It seriously took like 10 minutes of constant questioning. The guy was almost done and he asked are you pregnant and at that time I was pregnant with Morgan so no I couldn't give. Wish that would have been the first question. But lucky for the blood bank I was in there system so every month for the past 2 1/2 years they would call asking if I would give blood. Mostly they would leave messages and sometimes I wouldn't answer their phone calls. I know I know passive aggressive and I'm NOT doing that any more :). Thanks Andy for reminding me :)
So I picked up the phone last night and told the lady nicely that they could just stop calling me as I 'm not able to give blood right now. She told me she would take me off their list for at least 6 months. Great...So no more constant messages on our phone.
Now I just have to start answering the phone for those stupid auto warranty messages, credit card advertisements, and Dean Heller and all those other folks. No more passive aggressive! Although it is harder to get through to a machine that you're saying no then to a live person. oh well
Posted by Erica at 8:18 AM