Tim (littlebluedog) wrote,
Tim
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So, we had a nurse in the office the other day administering flu shots, and I decided to get one.

I don't know much about shots, except that I used to be petrified of getting them. This fear has faded to a residual mild discomfort, but one that is enhanced when others talk about their dislike of shots. While waiting our turn, a co-worker described how she can actually hear the skin "pop" when the needle penetrates. I just about chickened out, but then remembered what a manly man I am, and rolled up my sleeve with a grin and a steely glint in my eye when my name was called.

The teeny little sting was, of course, almost unnoticeable.

"Oh," the nurse said, "Oops, I hit a muscle there."

"Really? I didn't really feel anything."

"Oh, you will. Sorry."

Two days later, I am realizing that her casual apology isn't cutting it. Holy crap. It feels like someone repeatedly whacked the entire length of my left arm with the flat of a shovel. I expect to see large, purple bruises there, but there's nothing, just a teeny red pinprick where she perforated me. I'm considering getting a little tattoo right on that exact spot, for next year:

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