Mike Smith (Illustrator)


Rushing a semen sample to hospital before its sell by date.


  1. Amy
    Posted April 1, 2009 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Oh, you poor guys. Best of luck to you!

  2. Anon
    Posted April 5, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    This is an anonymous post – OK it’s not really – but thought I’d share as it’s mildly amusing. I had ‘the snip’ a few years back for family reasons – no more autistic kids please. Several weeks after the ‘op’ you have to have a fresh sample tested to confirm the op had been successful. Rather than the ‘mad dash’ as illustrated on blogshank – I think the sample has to be < 1 hr old? – I elected to ‘knock-one-off’ in the toilets at the hospital. Got to the hospital – the only cubicle I could find was in close proximity to the WRVS station where they sell cups of tea, magazines (no – not that sort) sweeties etc. Only a painfully thin wall seperated the toilets from the purple rinsed volunteers. So I did what nature didn’t intend whilst listening to every word of some elderly ladies passing the time of day < 3 feet away. Slightly bizarre, moderately disturbing and memorable, all at the same time.
    Good luck with the kiddie quest.

  3. Posted April 5, 2009 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    This sample had to be there within 1.5 hours and it took an hour, after getting lost in Leicester and bypassing the queue for the hospital car park in favour of parking illegally. But as usual there’s more to the story that’s too embarrassing to write here, so I’ll email you!