Not so evil after all.
Yesterday I went to the lab that I usually go to for blood tests and such. It was PACKED...as in the waiting room was standing room only and the overflow was lined up outside. I have never seen it that busy. Since I was in a lot of pain (there was no way I would be able to stand for long to wait) and I had to be fasting for the test also, I asked the receptionist what time they opened in the morning. Her response was just plain bitchy in words and attitude. (I concede that she was having a busy day dealing with impatient people, but still.)
So this morning I got online and looked for other locations of the same med lab company (one my insurance takes). I found one nearer to me...in an easily accessed and new building (the one I USED to go to was kind of run down and not too clean looking), and the staff was awesome. The tech didn't balk at all when I told him we would both be happier if he would just start out with a butterfly in the back of my hand. (I know that sounds terrible to a lot of people, but for me it is the ONLY way to achieve results.)
Since I already had my phone out playing Words With Friends (hi Caroline!) while I waited, I asked if I could take a photo. He said they really weren't supposed to allow it...but then he asked if I would just be getting my hand in the frame. When I said yes, he told me to go ahead. Then he asked me what my plans were for the photo. I told him I blogged. He grinned, and said his wife was a blogger too.
I know this is a weird thing to post about. Normally I can't even look at the process, but looking at it through the camera wasn't bad at all...kind of detached myself from the actual deed, I guess. They took five big ol' vials full, and then we were done. No long wait. No germs in an overpacked waiting room. No bad attitudes. I will definitely be going back to this place when needed.