Do you ever shave your arms?

That’s not a question I’ve ever been asked if I’m being honest, but that’s exactly what a phlebotomist said to me this morning.

I replied, “No, should I?”

Thinking she meant my entire arm and being a bit puzzled.

She explained that some guy was in the other day and, he had shaved a patch of his arm so the bandaid wouldn’t hurt when he took it off. This had never occurred to me as a thing an adult would need to do.

I responded that I thought the hair growing back would be more uncomfortable than the brief pain of ripping off the bandaid.

Though, I did request that she use tape instead of a bandaid on me.

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