As I consider the possibility of a third encounter with the generous scientists and medical professionals at Algorithme Pharmaceutical, I can’t help putting myself in the place of Martin and Julie. Young, intelligent and adventurous, I feel like I could use the extra dollars for something, even though I’m obviously too cool to actually need them.
There’s just something so tempting about the few studies that involve waste collection rather than constant blood sampling (they advertise these specifically, i.e. now). The needles are liquid hate, but I have no problems drinking a lot of extra water and using the bucket, and 900$ is 90,000¢, whether I need that many pennies or not.
Will I be a tool for eating the mandatory non-vegetarian meals? What if I enjoy them?
[[EDIT: Does anyone want to join me on this adventure? The worst part is the waiting and sitting around all weekend (it’s two weekends in a row of sitting around in a closed room with a bunch of other guys). You’d probably have to not smoke or have too much detectable drugs in your system. Email me if you’re planning on applying (there’s tests and stuff) jer [at] simianuprising [dot] com ]]