Bleeding Love

So I successfully donated blood today! Because of my donation, up to 3 people’s lives have been saved. Yeah, buddy.┬áIn October, I was officially diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, so between a lack of nutrients (affecting my iron levels), a bunch of medications, and straight up feeling like poo a lot, I have not donated blood in over 8 months.

Now you may be wondering why I’m so pumped. A little insight:

  1. I was a regular, donating blood about every 3 months for over a year
  2. Last time I donated, which was in July, I passed out
  3. I have been turned away 4ish times due to low iron levels

So yes, I am happy they sucked a pint/pound of that red gooey stuff out of me. I mean, for one thing, you get free water/juice and a snack after you donate. ELF Fudge cookies, anyone? But also, being a poor college student, I can’t afford to donate wads of money to charities. But I have blood (O negative, no less) that someone can use. I’d like to think that if I ever needed blood, I could either be given my own blood (kind of weird, huh?) or another O- donor could save my life.

So for all of you reading out there, you may one day need blood. Without donors, you might not get it. Return the favor, donate blood!

March is Red Cross Month, so go to redcross.org and find a donation location near you!

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Troubling Customer Experiences

Oh well thank you WordPress for giving me a question to answer…to start the gears turning…get the thinking juices flowing…so here we go…except I deleted the original (failing at this already!) so I’ll paraphrase:

What has been your most troubling experiences as a customer?

As a customer? Hm, well, that’s tough. I guess there are always those irksome experiences surrounding food preparation:

That hairnet doesn’t exactly look secure…what else have they touched with those gloves?…Oh my gosh, he just sneezed. Did anyone else see this?! And I don’t think that the angle at which he diverted his head was quite enough…

Personally though, I have had the most troubling customer experiences on the employee side of the spectrum.

Fact #1 about me: I have worked at Walmart a total of 4 different times. Yep. You read correctly. Four. Different. Times. In 4 years.Jillian Michaels, Walmart

Jillian Michaels must have missed the memo on dress code with her cleavage and lack of sleeves. Well, she’ll fit in with many of the people I’ve worked with then!

Now, it would be ridiculous to try to sum up my experiences in one blog entry (my first one no less!), so I guess I will simply open up the floor to this fact and see where it leads.

I suppose I could give a little intro to some sort of answer to the question posed above:

  • customers complaining about lines being long
  • customers complaining about prices being wrong
  • customers using bras (on their bodies) instead of pockets or purses
  • customer’s body odor while making their purchases

See what I did there? Walmart jingle in the making. More to come soon!