Friday, May 06, 2005

lifesuckers

i have been on the phone with the gd bloodbank all morning. well, actually, my mother and i have a freaking phonetree going on with the bloodbank, doctors office and several other random people who seem to have to be in on this transaction.

my baby brother is scheduled for open-heart surgery next week and we'd like to make sure there's enough blood should he need it. granted, he's 22. it's up to him whether he even has the surgery, and he hasn't yet decided. regardless, someone else can use the blood even if he doesn't.

now the spirit of blood donation is one of giving, helping, sharing life with someone who may be going through a difficult time. WHY THE HELL DO THEY HAVE TO MAKE IT SUCH A F-ING PAIN IN THE ASS?

i get that they need to test the blood ahead of time. i get that they need to do it days in advance. but why do they have to be so freaking RUDE about it? and be so inflexible with their scheduling procedures? people have lives, you know, tv they have to see, commuting they have to do, dungeons they have to sit in, for pete's sake.

but then, when it's not your time of personal need, they call you like every other day trying to get you to give.

makes me wonder if the whole thing is an undercover operation for vampires.

7 comments:

dulce said...

oh goodness! bureaucracy at its best! hope your brother comes out of the surgery well. Best of luck.

cadiz12 said...

thanks, dulce. i appreciate any good vibes.

Nish said...

My good wishes for your brother, well i have been there! what you are going through is just what i went through for my father a few years back.. sometimes i feel a government office in India better than a hospital.. its really sick that these people dont actually care.. anyways i wish the best for your brother.

cadiz12 said...

i'm sorry that anyone has to go through this hassle. your experience must have been really bad; i've had the (dis)pleasure of conducting business with that government and it's not pretty.

kaiyareturns said...

cadiz, let me know if there's anything you need. i've been really sick the last week(and having to work late) great combo!, and finally recovering whew!, hope everything with the governmt worked out for your preparations...

Ale said...

Sweetie pie, big, big hugs.

cadiz12 said...

love you guys.
he may not even decide to have the surgery, but i'm a big believer in positive energy of any kind.