05 Nov Super Socked
“I was told I am a superhero for donating blood and I even got the socks to prove it!”
Imagine our delight to find Brian “Schmidty” Schmidt sitting at his desk, diligently designing a bridge or sewer system, with his pants rolled up and these charming superhero socks on. Not surprisingly, we didn’t even blink an eye. First, it’s, well… Schmidty. Second, this past week was Halloween, and many of us at Choice One feel that dressing up in a costume, even if it’s just on our feet, can be fun.
Unfortunately, we don’t all love Halloween. Some of us had less than stellar costume experiences in our childhoods that have left a few scars. Jake Cordonnier was a lizard one year, but his mask was of a Gremlin. Every house asked if he was a Gremlin and he was upset because he had no idea what a Gremlin was. Same thing happen to Kaye Borchers when her mom made her a flapper costume out of a table skirt and she didn’t know what a flapper was and certainly didn’t want to be one. And perhaps worst of all, Kyle Siegrist was required by his parents to be a cow, and then to make matters worse his parents gave him a Gateway computer box and said “figure it out.”
Judging by his smile, Schmidty’s superhero “costume” experience is an enthusiastic one. Plus, he gets to wear TWO capes instead of one—one on each sock! We hope his stint as Blood Donor Superman is more fun than Kyle’s cardboard cow box experience (which Kyle describes as “itchy, uncomfortable, and humiliating—I couldn’t even sit down in the car”). Most importantly, thanks for donating the gift of life, Schmidty!