Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Needles and Lollipops

   Today I got my annual influenza vaccination.  Because I work around sick people, staff get vaccinated free, in the hopes that we won't get sick and pass germs onto people with shattered immune systems.
 
  So, I got fluvaxed. It was done by a third year nursing student who is on his first hospital placement, and he did an excellent job. It didn't hurt at all.
 
  Afterwards I got a lollipop. We always get a lollipop. The first few years we got Starburst fruit lollipops, whose wrappers have a picture of whichever flavour fruit the lollipop was supposed to taste like.
  Last year we got chupa-chups, which had the flavour clearly written on the covering.

 This year we got these:
It didn't say anywhere on there what it was, but from the picture on the top,
I'm assuming it tastes like Australia.
I love my country, and I'm proud to be an Australian, but I'm not entirely sure that's a taste I want to try.

Huh. Turns out Australia tastes like a toffee apple lolly. 

7 comments:

Toni said...

Had to laugh! If it really tasted like Australia, it would taste like flies, red dust and gum leaves.

no-one said...

I'm skipping the fluvax if that's next year's flavour.

hrgot said...

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Windsmoke. said...

Never been frighten of needles i was more interested in the lollipop no matter what the flavour yummmmy :-).

Pandora Behr said...

I love those lolly pops - the only thing good about the flu vaccinations (actually other than the nurse is often brillant at giving a near painless needle) Great post.

River said...

Ha Ha, we live in Toffee-Apple land.
I'm betting the Australia map means it's made in Australia.
I'm sticking with my plan to start getting fluvax when I'm sixty.

Kath Lockett said...

HA! I like that! Who knew that 'bogan' was toffee apple flavoured?