Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The Government Has My DNA

So today as part of Part 1 for my medical clearance for the Foreign Service process, the government asked me if I wanted to supply them with my DNA in case they need it to identify my remains. I thought about it for a second and then said yes that would be nice, thank you very much. They drew my blood and then had me watch them as they took several drops of my blood and put it onto a card in two big circles. They will now store it for 50 years and use it only in case of an emergency. I feel safer now and less worried. I hope my dad feels the same way.

5 comments:

Hyla said...

ok, that's just a little freaky... I hope they never have to use that!!

Amy said...

Me too.
Re: conundrum ... it's a great word. My favorite, in fact. But Hyla keeps using it, so that's got to stop. We need a new word. Suggestions?

kiltsandthistles said...

You know, I don't know if I would be relieved or freaked by the fact that government had my dna. As of right now, its bad enough they now have my finger-prints :-).

Lisa said...

For the record - I was being sarcastic about being relieved. I'm not sure I care either way really. I actually think it's kind of cool.

I recommend catywampus.

jonathan said...

Be thankful that all they have is your DNA...

I am excited for your impending FSO life; State is in need of some talented, all around good people. Living it everyday has been quite the experience.

Hopefuly you get posted somewhere cool to visit...