Monday, August 30, 2010

The Peanut Butter Shot

While in the MTC, my district and I dutifully reported to the little MTC medical clinic to receive our gamma globulin shots (affectionately called the peanut butter shot due to the thickness of the stuff being injected into your body). We were told that the area of the world in which we were serving (former Yugoslovia generally, in my case, Slovenija specifically) required that we get the shot on a regular bases.

The shot hurt and we were all sore for a couple of days, but we were sorer still when we left the MTC for our mission and was told that the gamma globulin shot wasn't necessary for the area where we were serving.

Still, the gamma globulin shot makes for a funny strip as long as it's happening to somebody else. As Mel Brooks once said, "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die."
As a matter of full disclosure, I should point out that this particular strip was based off of a joke suggested from another one of my brothers.


  1. Kyle? It's good to know if you ever run out of material, you have 4 brothers to turn to.

  2. Ha! I think my sister got that shot too. (She also went to Slovenia)

  3. Your sister served in Slovenia, Mormon Hermit Mom? Give her a lep pozdrav from me! At 14 million members, it really is a small Church after all.

  4. That's a good Mel Brooks quote that I intend to use at some point in the future. Thanks.

  5. I used to get a little queasy hearing about infamous types of shots, but epidurals in childbirth changed all that. Bring on the gamma gobulin shot.