Surely this is an urban legend, right? Because I am not comfortable with this information at all. Talk about kicking a lady when she's down.
I signed up online to be an organ donor a few years ago, but today I noticed that I hadn't checked the little box on the back of my license, specifying the type of "anatomical gift" I wish to make.
After seeing the WHOLE BODY option, I got to thinking I might like to specify a smaller anatomical gift. Because I mean, WHOLE BODY? Isn't that kind of over-the-top, considering I don't even know the person I'm giving it to?
At the same time, I don't want to seem cheap.
What do you think would be the organ equivalent of like a really nice hostess gift? A gift that says “I don’t know you ... but thanks for having me?”
I guess it just depends what statement you want to make. For example, if I wanted to give them something really thoughtful, then my brain would be the obvious choice. But then they'd also be pumped if I gave them my heart. Or I could go the neighborly route, and give them a hand. Or play it cool, and give them some skin.
I'm killing myself.
Wait, not really. Put the scalpel down! Jesus.
It's strange. I haven't even figured out what I'm going to give my mom for her birthday in two weeks. And yet, here I am, thinking about some hypothetical strangers, and wondering if in the end, I’ll be able to say I gave them my all.