This is a great community-focused idea:
The Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank’s Walnut Street Donor Center will hand out vouchers for a free pint of beer for those who donate blood today through Friday.Apparently it is a couple of fine establishments that are honouring the vouchers, Molly Brannigans or The Pep Grill in Harrisburg, PA. The bars and the CPBB are to be commended and I would think it would be a hell of a lot more attractive than the alternate iPod draw being offered over in Lebanon County. Yet - a man named Jim is appalled...or, rather, apalled:
I am apalled that the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank will be offering a free pint of beer for a pint of blood. I thought they were helping save lives, not promoting drinking and alcoholism, which leads to thousands of deaths each year.Because you know every person who has ever had one beer paid for with a voucher is an alcoholic. Sadly, the loss to society perpetrated against us all that is caused by exercising the desire to craft...err...eccentric letters to the editor has never been measured. Not clear whether Jim actually gives blood himself or just gives earfuls to anyone within range.