Second only to voting, an important civic duty is donating blood. I regularly donate blood and when I forget, the folks from blood services call me to remind me to come in. I’m proud to say that I gave blood three days before I left the USA.
That is why I am a little annoyed at these veracious mosquitoes in Cairo. They actually have the temerity to think they can get another pint from me. Maybe I should leave my blood donation card out on the table before I go to sleep to inform them that I don’t have anymore to give. Grrrrr!
This morning I walked to the pharmacy a block from the Cairo hostel to ask the pharmacist for some relief. All I had to do was show him my ankles with all of the mosquito bites. He understood immediately and prescribed a cream.
Then I decided to treat myself to some treats and walked a bit further to the bakery. Yum-yum-yum!