Even Exchange: Blood for Food

I’m guessing you’re pretty broke, right? I’m also guessing you like Chipotle, right? Well, if I’m wrong to both of those then just stop reading and close the page because there is nothing in here for you…

BUT, let’s say I was right about both of those assumptions; How far are you willing to go for some free Chipotle? Like, are you willing to give about a pint of your own blood? Well I was and it was worth it.

If you’re anything like me, you have grown up with an irrational fear of giving blood. Like really bad. So bad that I never even entertained the idea of giving blood. That was until a few weeks ago when I finally decided that I was hungry and broke enough to hit up that free Chipotle deal the American Red Cross offers in HPCC sometimes. When I walked up to the table and was signing all the paperwork one of the workers told me something kind of sad, I was the first guy that had donated all day. He also sad this is a typical problem at Mount. The ladies have us beat gentleman. That’s not good.

Honestly, the process of donating blood wasn’t that difficult and pretty painless. I didn’t feel all loopy afterward and my irrational fear that they would call me in a week saying my blood was bad and that I am going to die hasn’t happened, yet. Also, don’t forget, I got free Chipotle after!

So, next time the Red Cross comes to campus handing out Chipotle gift cards in exchange from some blood, hit ‘em up. You’ll probably feel pretty good about yourself knowing your blood is helping people who need it. If that doesn’t make you feel good, then that burrito bowl from Chipotle will have you feeling great!

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