"When you get those rare moments of clarity, those flashes when the universe makes sense, you try desperately to hold on to them. They are the life boats for the darker times, when the vastness of it all, the incomprehensible nature of life is completely illusive. So the question becomes, or should have been all a long... What would you do if you knew you only had one day, or one week, or one month to live. What life boat would you grab on to? What secret would you tell? What band would you see? What person would you declare your love to? What wish would you fulfill? What exotic locale would you fly to for coffee? What book would you write?"

Monday, February 13, 2012

Oh, I Didn't Check the Blood Calendar...

Miller Keystone Blood Bank calls me. (This is a first).

me: hello?

MKBB: Hello! We are in an extreme shortage of your  blood type. Would you be able to come in soon to donate?

Me: Um.....yeah, how about tomorrow?

MKBB: Great!! Is whole blood okay?

Me: Yeah...I can also donate platelets too, if you need. Whichever you need more, I don't mind either.

MKBB: *pause* Well, we don't need platelets tomorrow. We're going to have a shortage of platelets on....Wednesday.

Me: Wednesday?

MKBB: Wednesday.

Me: But not tomorrow?

MKBB: Nope. We have enough platelets for tomorrow. Can you come in Wednesday?

Me: No. I'm busy.

MKBB: Okay, so whole blood it is, tomorrow.

Me: Okay then......

Does *anyone* else see that as weird, or am I just going crazy??


1 comment:

The Nerdy Nurse said...

Yes very weird.
Predicting the blood shortages?