So I go into the Safeway last night (… no this is not an opening line to a joke), and at the entrance I notice one of those flu shot promo ads. You know, the one that says, “FLU SHOT. Get yours today!” Beneath that wording reads, “FREE with most insurance.” Then there’s the bribe part, “10% OFF your grocery purchase.” Well, of course, I grunt, roll my eyes and keep walking. I think to myself, what kind of idiot falls for this lunacy? Really?
So you’re gonna give me a 10% discount if I allow myself to be injected with tons of crap? … or more specifically with: thimerosal (mercury), hydrocortisone, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide, polysorbtate 20, polysorbate 80, baculovirus and cellular DNA, beta propiolactone, gelatin, sodium deoxycholate, canine kidney cell protein and DNA, Triton-X 100, egg protein, gentamicin sulfate, formaldehyde, neomycin (and more).
I mean, I wouldn’t drink it if you dumped it in my smoothie. Why on God’s green earth would I stick a needle into my flesh and inject it? Hey, I’ve got an idea… how ’bout I pay YOU to just leave me the hell alone?