July 10, 2007

Nice To Know

Nice to know that I’m worth something!

via Karen at Verbatim.

Nobody tell Chuck, though or he might try to sell his body to buy a telephoto lens.

Posted by James at July 10, 2007 8:57 AM
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Gosh, I'm cheap. $4,340.00

Posted by: Patti M. at July 10, 2007 9:18 AM

I think my birth defect counted toward my value as an oddity.

Posted by: James at July 10, 2007 9:37 AM

A mere $3690, and that's with only one "bad" answer out of 20.

Posted by: Mike at July 10, 2007 9:40 AM

I'm worth $4725. I can't imagine why. (Perhaps more bad answers means more money. Glad my bad habits are good for something.)

Posted by: at July 10, 2007 10:33 AM

That $4725 was me.

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Posted by: Julie at July 10, 2007 10:35 AM

Well, I tweeted on it, but I messed around with it a little. I was worth $4675 if I said my body type was "average," but $4975 if I said it was "athletic." I don't know where exercising 3-4 times a week realistically puts me. I'm not athletic, but I know I'm also not average. I'm also not "slim," so I just didn't know what to say for that one. My vision knocked a lot of value off. I'd have been worth $5375 if "athletic" with "perfect vision," rather than the crappy-ass-nearly-blind vision I actually have.

I thought that drinking more might have been a better thing, since I really don't drink, but drinking once a day knocked my value down as well. I thought you were supposed to drink once a day! Maybe not in the corpse market. Age might have been a factor, I didn't mess with that, but I'm an age bracket above Chuck, James, Mike, and I think Patti as well. I also said that I take pain reliever once a month, because I don't take it several times a week, but I am occasionally plagued by migraines, and then I do take it several times a day! I couldn't answer the questions realistically because of the choices. I guess, when you roll me into the corpse market, you'll just be taking your chances...

Posted by: Maggie at July 10, 2007 10:39 AM

Maybe I need to go back to smoking.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 10, 2007 11:00 AM

Oh, and by the way, since when is codeine a pain reliever? It's not like you can cruise right in to CVS and get some off the shelf.

Those questions were a bit strange.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 10, 2007 11:02 AM

Codeine has been a pain reliever for many, many years. In Canada, you can get Tylenol-3 (with codeine) over the counter.

Hmm. I wonder if these dollar amounts are Canadian?

Posted by: Julie at July 10, 2007 11:45 AM

Age is definitely a factor. They don't want those 40+ bodies. Live healthy, die young, leave a valuable corpse.

(When I put in bad habits like smoking and drinking, my value goes way down. You must have some other intrinsic value, Julie. Did you have a hernia, or no appendix? Maybe they like that. Secret codeine addiction? ;-)

With my average/poor vision answers, I'd get $5450 if I were a child. :-( I'd get close to that if I were simply under 41 years old. I guess they've already seen all the alcoholic bodies -- that kind of makes sense. Obese bodies? I guess also not that interesting.

Posted by: Maggie at July 10, 2007 11:58 AM

I understand codeine releives pain, but when I think of pain relievers, I think of simple analgesics, like acetaminophen, and other NSAIDs, like ibuprophen.

Tylenol 3 is acepaminophen with codeine and caffeine; Tylenol 4 is w/o caffeine. Both, I believe, are Rx only.

I had the misfortune of being prescribed Tylenol 4 when I had my wisdom teeth removed. I was quite clear that I can not tolerate codeine (it makes me vomit), but they gave me Tylenol 4 anyway.

When the pain got bad, I did take the Tylenol 4. Mistake. After spending quality time sitting in front of the toilet, I called an old boyfriend and asked him to drop by with some pot, rather than relive the codeine experience. Worked like a charm.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 10, 2007 12:42 PM

Nope, no other intrinsic value. Maybe they liked that I was "overweight."

Posted by: Julie at July 10, 2007 12:47 PM

I redid it saying I was older, and only lost $50 in the deal. So I'm not sure what else there is. Maybe it's my hair. (They were only going by length, not condition.)

Posted by: Julie at July 10, 2007 12:52 PM

The hair thing is funny. I was going for "medium" when I saw that hair on your neck is considered one kind of "long." (Male-biased survey?) I think of hair on your neck as short, and long is only below the shoulders. So the moral is not to go to a cadaver-buyer to have your hair done!

Posted by: Maggie at July 10, 2007 12:58 PM

You're right, the age is only a difference of $50. I think the vision loses me $200, or that might be vision and height combined. I wish you could just tweak the numbers all on one page and then see the results. It's annoying to go through. I think I'm done. :-P (Can you tell I'm procrastinating planning my GS trip to MV tomorrow? Ugh. All of the paperwork, banking, and planning always falls on me.)

Posted by: Maggie at July 10, 2007 1:08 PM

I'll bet heavy drinking gets you more. They probably want a big ole liver for the med students. I'm going to try it.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 10, 2007 1:30 PM

I'll bet heavy drinking gets you more. They probably want a big ole liver for the med students. I'm going to try it.

I made myself a heavier drinker who tans often and eats a high-fat diet. Net result: I'm worth even less: $3290

Posted by: Patti M. at July 10, 2007 1:32 PM

It's height, I think. They want taller than average people. At least, that puts on a lot of points.

Posted by: Maggie at July 10, 2007 7:27 PM

I am worth $5775.

Posted by: Patty S. at July 10, 2007 11:18 PM

$4840 here.

Posted by: Chuck S. at July 11, 2007 12:04 AM

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