Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Marriage 401, Lecture 512: From a turnip
SH: Oh! I left some bandages and the extra lancet on the bathroom counter. Would you put them away when you get home?
Me: I'll keep the bandages, but why would I keep a lancet?
SH: What if I need an extra one next year when I have to take the [cholesterol] test again?
Me: Didn't they send you two this year?
SH: Yes. I only used one. We should save the other one.
Me: But if they sent you two this time, wouldn't they send you two again next year?
SH: Maybe. In the instructions, it says that if you can't get enough blood--
Me: Stop talking about blood.
SH: But you just squeeze a few dr--
Me: Stop! You're making me queasy!
SH: You're a baby. Anyhow, if you don't do it right with the first lancet, you're supposed to call them and they will walk you through it with the second lancet.
Me: So you think there is a possibility that even though you got it in one try this year, you 1. might need three tries next year or 2. you would have some reason to draw blood before next year?
SH: Maybe not.