Monday, May 07, 2007

this bites

So I go in to donate plasma today. Get my $15 and head out to my car. Only to find that my car is no longer in its spot. It seems that since I was straddling the line between two parking spots (one owned by the place I donate at, the other by an apartment building) my vehicle got towed. That part is bad, what is worse is that the tow company used has been changed in the last couple of months. Before, the charge to get the car back was $66...now it is $100. To put this another way, I just paid $85 to donate plasma. Ugh.

10 comments:

scottieb said...

ouch dude. thumbs down to tow-happy lincoln. ):

Indiagirl said...

um, what exactly is plasma - is that the same as donating blood - because if it is I can't believe you get paid for it - we do it for free & out of the goodness of our hearts on the other side of the pond!!

soulreavers said...

plasma is what makes up most of your blood. If you donate blood here, it is for free. If you donate plasma (where they separate your blood cells from the plasma and then reinsert your blood cells into your body) they pay you b/c the plasma goes towards research and medicine production.

Indiagirl said...

oh, is this how we are communicating now - comments on your blog ;)

Thank you for clearing up the plasma question though

Jonathan said...

don't you miss waukesha where all you get is a yellow envelope you happen to notice on that early morning drive to dairyland. atleast there the daycare lady was only hitting us for $15.

Zac said...

Dude, that is hilarious!! Hi by the way, I haven't talked to you in forever!! I'm trying to be more consistant with my bloggin and stuff now, so check out my blog!! Hope things are going well for you, sounds like you have some bad luck going on though :). Peace out!

Zhenya, Danyelle & Jaida said...

All I can do is laugh....you have the worse luck ever!!!!

Jonno said...

that sounds a lot like something the canadian government would think up, that whole concept of charging you to give them stuff.

scottieb said...

by the time you read this comment, you will have been moved in completely. har. cheers . . ..

Jay said...

so are you NEVER going to post again? It's been too long.