Last Thursday our county held the first of two planned H1N1 clinics. The clinic didn’t start until 10am, but being the savvy person I am, I got there at 9:20. Apparently Rochester is a savvy place, because the line was already around the building. The icing on the cake was when it started to rain at 9:30. It was so fun to stand in the freezing rain for an hour. I thought it was interesting that the county held a flu clinic for all of their “high risk residents” and then had them all wait in the freezing rain. Ugh.
This is the pediatric line.
Right as we made it to the front of the line a man came up, waving a hundred dollar bill, offering to pay it to anyone who would switch places in line with him. I was very proud of my comrades in line that no one took him up on it. Looking back, he really didn’t have a chance. These were parents who waited for over three hours in the freezing rain to get their children inoculated; a hundred bucks just wasn’t gonna cut it.