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To wonder if my child was 'swapped' at birth?

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deleted203 Thu 18-Apr-13 23:39:10

Bless. DD2 has come out with another classic...

She's 17, doing A levels and wanting to nurse. So today she received the organ donor card she'd signed up for and then said 'Mum? They do wait til I'm dead before they want any of my organs, don't they? I mean, I won't have to donate a heart or something when I'm still alive?' shock

Whilst her sister and I were still recovering from our hysterics over this little gem she went on to say, 'But can I donate something I don't want whilst I'm alive? Like - my appendix, say?' grin

Ladies...did they give me the right baby? I'm sensible, practical and very down to earth (apart from being reasonably intelligent). How did I get a child that comes out with classics like this?

ImperialBlether Fri 19-Apr-13 19:17:22

The best fun I got was trying to befriend my two (then) teenage children on Facebook. The thought of the panic on their faces used to cheer me up after a bad day at work.

Spikeytree Fri 19-Apr-13 19:44:53

I had an A-Level student who constantly asked for definitions of very common words. At one point he got frustrated at having to keep asking and said loudly 'If only someone would make a book which you could use to look up the meaning of words'. When they had stopped laughing, the rest of the class pointed out to him that this would, in fact, be a dictionary and he was a couple of centuries too late with his bright idea.

Letitsnow9 Fri 19-Apr-13 21:46:43

From next year she can donate both blood and bone marrow, she can save a life that way and without the problems donating your heart while alive might cause(and a little more beneficial than donating an apendix)...

OkayHazel Fri 19-Apr-13 22:19:55

TinyDancer Two food clangers for Jess! This one was: 'buffalos have wings?'

Dogsmom Fri 19-Apr-13 22:40:29

My ex boyfriend was very gullible thick
I had him convinced that black jumpers came from black sheep and that the sheep who lived on hillsides had evolved so that their legs were shorter on one side than the other, he never questioned what would happen if they turned around.

FatherSpodoKomodo Fri 19-Apr-13 22:58:41

DH wondered about buffalo wings many years ago, probably long before Jessica Simpson. I have never let him live it down, and have just reminded him after reading this thread! grin

HoHoHoNoYouDont Fri 19-Apr-13 23:10:13

Anyone else feel all weirded out when people, when talking about organ donation, use the word 'harvest'

Totally grin


ImperialBlether Fri 19-Apr-13 23:48:43

Me too. Awful term. I'm sure we all hope we won't have to do it, but also hope we won't need it, too. If we do, then the term will be the least of our troubles.

deleted203 Sat 20-Apr-13 00:06:03


Totally. Yes...sounds like a horror film and involves a large scythe.

You can have my organs when I'm gone. Just don't fucking harvest them.

IYoniWentInForAPintOfMilk Sat 20-Apr-13 07:46:52

I also have to admit that on holiday in Florida 15 years ago I asked the buffalo wings question too.

When I ask DH questions he doesn't know the answer to he just makes something up, so I have lots of untrue information mixed up with the real stuff.

CailinDana Sat 20-Apr-13 08:01:46

One poor girl in my friend's anatomy clasd said loudly to the tutor that there was something wrong with her cadaver because it had two testicles but only one scrotum! Bless her innocence.

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