Memory of the Month: the gift of life

By on April 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

Each month, we share an image from GEICO’s past and invite you to exercise your caption-writing skills.

I wish I had a dollar for every gallon of blood donated by GEICO associates over the years. I’m sure I’d be a comfortably retired man today!

As this 1950s photo of donors boarding a Red Cross bus to be taken to a blood drive suggests, GEICO associates have been enthusiastic blood donors for many years. These days, of course, it’s a more convenient process – for us, at least. At the corporate headquarters where I work, and at many of our other locations around the country, blood-collection organizations set up shop in our building for the day, gather the gallons and then pack up and depart. Three months later, we do it again.

Quick, efficient, pretty much painless, and we even get a free lunch from our cafeteria for our time and trouble – what’s not to like? And despite what one of our recent ads suggests, I’ve never seen any overly excited undead-looking guys in capes at our blood drives.

What do you suppose these folks were thinking as they waited to get on the bus? Let us know in the comments.

11 responses to “Memory of the Month: the gift of life

  1. mike webb says:

    type A to the right. type B to the left. Thankyou

  2. Jim says:

    Last one in has to drive!

  3. Jason says:

    Free lunch? Now they expect you to use your breaktime to donate……

  4. Steve says:

    Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour, step right this way!

  5. Mark says:

    Is this the bus for Atlantic City?

  6. Susan says:

    blood donation? i thought this was the shuttle for offsite parking?!

  7. Jo says:

    Hi Ho Hi Ho it’s off to give blood we go……

  8. Tim says:

    Free lunch AND a free bus ride?!? Where’s the needle?

  9. Gary says:

    “….awesome day at work……and at least it’s not an ambulance!”

  10. Pearl says:

    Notice everybody was slender in the 50’s.  Hardly any fast food restaurants then.

  11. Michelle B says:

    Sally wasn’t quite sure why she had to sign the release before entering the “bus”. She discovered why when inside she met the caped creature saying, “I vant to suck your blood”

    The GEICO office was never again the same. Fortunately, it was a win for all because the night creatures were pleased to take on the newly offered 24 hours shifts.