November, 2003. The spontaneous decision to turn into the nearby clinic to grab a flu shot was mindless . After all, I had gotten a flu shot many times before. Isn’t that what all americans do? Every doctor, every nurse, every minute clinic, you see flu shot stands at the state fair, you see them ready and willing to stab you with a quickie every where you turn. It just seems like we are to get in line, like robots… with the expectation that we’ll hop on the bandwagon…..or is it more like sheep to the slaughter?
I was recovered from a mild cold, and didn’t worry much about running into the clinic near my salon, and ‘checking it off my to do list’. They handed me the ‘standard’ paper to sign. After a few ‘John Hancock’s” I had without thought signed my permission, and all recourses away. If you read the fine print, you’re literally signing away your life. 15 minutes later, I was out, done. On with my day.