An Afternoon Comment Diversion / Dustin Rowles
Comment Diversions | April 29, 2008 | Comments ()
Now in our 14 month of weekly comment diversions, I’m actually pleasantly surprised we’ve managed to keep it up this long without running out of topics. And the truth is, lately the comments have been better than ever. Indeed, last week’s mispronouncements was one of my favorites.
This week, we once again elicit anecdotes instead of lists, asking: What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
Mine is pretty easy: In high school, because I didn’t have the time or the inclination to work for $5 an hour at Kentucky Fried Chicken, I earned about $70 a week donating plasma, once every three or four days for a little over a year, an experience I don’t recommend repeating. For the uninitiated, it involves waiting half an hour to get called, taking a series of preliminary screening tests, and then sitting on a bed for close to an hour as they pump out your blood, extract the plasma, then pump it back in, followed by having a quart of cold saline solution pumped back into your veins via a very large needle. I still have a small track mark from my year’s service.