So today, I'm all, "Hey guys, I cut my finger on a rusty drum, should I get a tetanus shot?" to which everyone replied, "When was the last time you had one?" and I was all, "Um, never" and they're all, "Yeah, you need to get one." So I called my doctor's office, and as it turns out, getting a tetanus shot requires an office visit. The lady on the phone warned me of this like it would cause me to back away, and offered the name of a local urgent care center. "Oh, I've got insurance, an office visit is no big deal, if that's what I need to do." I forget the times in which I'm living - insurance is a rare valuable commodity, one traded for health, and if you don't have it, well, maybe you'd rather take your chances at lockjaw? (Honestly, I would take my chances if I didn't have insurance. I assume no insurance would equate with little disposable income, and that means a $160 office visit would probably be out of reach on the spur of the moment. I remember - I've been there.)
Tomorrow morning, 8:15 a.m., which means I'll likely see the doc at 8:45 or so, but whatevs. I'll get my shot and I'll feel as if I've laid one fear to rest for a while, and I'll be much more careful (
What do you think? Am I wasting my $10 co-pay and 2 hours of work time and an extra hour of valuable sleep? When was the last time YOU had a tetanus shot? Is it just a bunch of hokey, or is this serious bidness that I shouldn't be making lame-ass jokes about?