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Author Topic: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?  (Read 6008 times)

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Offline Life

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"1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« on: June 28, 2006, 09:15:04 PM »
Five Days ago, I was dealing with a guest.  We were having a pleasant conversation and I was finalizing her "stay", then she Sneezed a big loogy at me without covering her mouth and I literally had to whipe my face!! "Oh I am sorry, I have this awful cold"   :'( I gave her this very glaring look and pulled my hanky out and wiped my face.   "I said oh that's ok" (you f**king ASS).  So given the fact she is a multi-millionaire.  How much do I charge for every CD4 that now is being directed at my cold that I have developed from this guest?   $1,000, $10,000 dollars?  Ive got her credit card.  I would just charge it under MIE (Miscellaneous Infection Expense).   I am sure the hotel will back me on that... I should have wished her well and "Thanked her for helping Kill me and come back soon!"

Anyway, I have a cold and this will be my first since my diagnosis.   Weeee... Another marker... :-\

Love
« Last Edit: June 28, 2006, 09:25:17 PM by Eric »

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Re: 1 CD4 - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006, 09:27:22 PM »
Rich rude wench. Bitch slap her next time. But cash out the credit card first.

Poor advice I know, but what is wrong with some people!

BB

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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006, 09:31:27 PM »
Totally agree with BB on that one Eric, you should have bitch slapped the troll.  Hurling boogers at high speed is so classy! NOT.  What's her credit card details? I need some new cross-trainers. LOL

I don't know how I've avoided colds and the flu so far, I've been sneezed and hacked on by my hairdresser, and my ex that I live with has also had the flu!
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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006, 09:38:23 PM »
"Oh I am sorry, I have this awful cold"    

that's all she said?!!?   ??? ???  wow - she's atrociously self-centered  >:(


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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2006, 09:49:58 PM »
Eric,

That was so f******g rude of her. What gives her the right to send slob your way because she is a multi-millionare? None. Bitch slap is what she should have gotten.

Take some Advil Cold and Sinus and call it the day.

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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006, 10:02:23 PM »
I was looking through the Associate Handbook index and could not find "Bitch Slap". Woha is me.. :'(

Offline Teresa

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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2006, 10:24:05 PM »
That is down right gross.... :o >:( :o :o :o
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Offline Robert

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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2006, 11:34:00 PM »
Good question Eric.

Here's how I see it.

I've been on meds since Dec. 2004. (30 months).
I spend an average of $2000.00/MONTH.

Total spent on drugs:  $60,000.

current T-cells     540
T-cells Dec. 2004: 18

Net increase:  528 T-cells.

Cost per T-cell (528/60,000) = 115.00.

That's just the cost of the medicine.  That does not take into account the cost of the Dr.s visits, transportation, ancillory costs incurred to depression, anxieity, time off from work, etc.    And, of course, there is always that ever-present "pain and suffering". 

I'm sure there is an economist somewhere who can put values on all the intangibles and come up with a good number.  Until then, well, let's just round it off to, say, $200 - $250 per T-cell?  I don't know.  What do yo think?

robert

(who wouldn't be the least surprised if someone somewhere has already figured this out)


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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2006, 06:42:23 AM »

Hmmm... I always thought CD4 cells were priceless.

I would have said to her what I always say to people who cough/sneeze in my face...

"Didn't your mother teach you to cover your mouth when you cough/sneeze? It's what polite people do, you know."

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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2006, 09:05:22 AM »
I agree with, Ann.
These friggin' T-Cells are absolutely PRICELESS!!
Feel better, Eric  ;)

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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2006, 09:34:43 AM »

"Improper toilet training lasts forever!".............................."You Cannot Fix Stupid"................"Once an ASS, always an asshole"................................
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and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2006, 10:28:46 AM »
Jesus Thats Gross. And on top  of it, Rude as hell.
Perhaps you could get them to add BITCH SLAP to the employee handbook. Because some times words just aren't enough.

I like the formula for figuring the cost of Tcells, mine seem to be about $70. a pop. I guess Im a cheap Date...
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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2006, 10:45:32 AM »
One of our Credo's at one of the hotels I work for is...


L A D I E S   A N D   G E N T L E M A N   S E R V I N G - - - - - -   "A S S H O L E S !"


Thanks Guys,  I am pretty resilient (so far)..  I thank god I have a Pappa who's a doc and a brother who is a Pharmacist....  But I am still pissed.  And I am sure my immune system is saying "OH BLOODY HELL"  That's what I get for working in a place where certain folks "walk on water" and money and maners has know meaning....  I definitely don't live in a reality based society (at work).

I am still at work with my box of Kleenex, but I am being good to myself..

Love
« Last Edit: June 29, 2006, 10:54:40 AM by Eric »

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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2006, 01:17:10 PM »
I didn't think Id ever reccomend this, but she deserves A Jamaican Raspberry    one good deed deserves another.
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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2006, 01:41:45 PM »
Lwood.... You would go far in the Guest Service Industry!!!  General Manager material!!! lol :D

Offline blondbeauty

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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2006, 02:05:37 PM »
You could also buy share options of the labs that make HIV drugs. Every time you take a pill, you would be richer! HIV can make you rich!
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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2006, 02:29:32 PM »
hmmmm, perhaps I could go with " Smartasses Serving Dumb Assholes" as a mission statement
( I recognize that "ladies and gentlemen serving"... line , and its my Favorite Hotel chain  love their Champagne !!)
I promise not to spew any Lugees next time I stay.
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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2006, 02:52:07 PM »
I think I have to move my internet setting to ADULT to open "STINK PALM".  I can only imagine... And mine (imagination) works pretty well...


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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2006, 11:01:46 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2006, 01:19:29 AM »
Hey Eric,

i get to commiserate with you.  i've got a nasty cold just gaining steam right now.  i'm blaming mine on the wenches from work -- they're always talking about their kids all being sick.  No loogies involved that I know of.  it'll be the first time i've been sick since, well, "being sick" back in January.

(No PCP this time hopefully)

I'm doubling up on my Vitamin C even as I type.  Of course that probably fucks with my immune system in some unknown way too.  Doh!

Take care,
John

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Re: "1 CD4" - What's the Cost in US Currancy?
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2006, 09:01:36 AM »
Here's an idea, combine the bitch Slap with The Stink palm and you get the  STANK SLAP which is reminiscant of something Beavis and Butthead might do... maybe I should submit that one to Urban Dictionary...
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