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Candy For Any Age


--by lewski711, posted Mar 26, 2023
Now that I'm getting up there in age, my doctor wants labs for everything.

Got a healthy appetite? Labs!
Your head itch? Labs!
Getting too much junk mail delivered to your hime? Labs!

I recognize each of the phlebotomists at our local lab. Went in today and saw Lauren. "How's it going, Lauren?"

She doesn't recognize me. I tell her she's poked me many times. She's nice and laughs at my lame jokes. I ask what her favorite candy is. She says something I don't recognize. I repeat it back to her. She then tells me she likes them all.

As she patches up her handy work, I take out a 3 Musketeers to give to her. "Oh, you don't have to," she says.

"I know, but that's what makes it special." She smiles taking the candy bar and I tell her to enjoy it on her break. She promises she won't forget me next time.

#AprilRAOK

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Readers Comments

DANCE wrote: Very sweet indeed :-)
DrJoe wrote: What a lovely, sweet treat for your phlebotomist. I once called the phlebotomist a "vampire" after how masterfully she drew blood from me, I think she enjoyed my dumb joke lol
unknown wrote: 👍
Mish wrote: Sweet ❤️
mindyjourney wrote: I echo Mish - sweet ❤️
Rajni wrote: Nice reminder with candy. She will give you good grade, next time.
unknown wrote: Wonderful 🙂
petroskryf wrote: Sweet kindness
pluto178 wrote: Don’t scoff our Doctors would say come back in three months and lets see how it is and again in three months x
ado wrote: It seems you won her over. Thanks for spreading kindness and chocolate bars.

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