Lipo Shot

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Lipo Shot

Post by corplinx » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:40 pm

So I have to get a battery of vaccinations for an upcoming trip to India. I am sitting at a local chain of pinners called "The Shot Nurse". While I wait, 8 women come in and out for 25 dollar "lipo" shots. The nurse giving the shots is Obese, the women getting them are skinny.

I google "lipo shot" and find it is B12, L-Carnitine, and the basic other things you get from a can of Rockstar/Monster energy.

Hypothesis: this shot is a placebo that preys on women who are scared of getting fat. Actual fat women get the shot, get no results, stop getting it. Skinnier women keep getting because of their fear of getting fat.

Notes:
1. this is an evil placebo, in that the people who get them might actually feel good for real for about 4 hours due to the B12
2. the natural color of B12 is red, which makes for a great energy placebo, you get injected with red stuff, strong placebo effect

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Re: Lipo Shot

Post by Bearguin » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:23 pm

Doesn't that make you a bit worried about what was in the shots you got?

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Re: Lipo Shot

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:00 pm

such a wasteful scam. but the money is real. what do the shots cost?

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Re: Lipo Shot

Post by sparks » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:11 am

corps wrote:
While I wait, 8 women come in and out for 25 dollar "lipo" shots.
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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Re: Lipo Shot

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:37 am

Yea, he wrote that when I wasn't looking. that's the way he rolls.

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Re: Lipo Shot

Post by sparks » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:22 am

Sneaky bastard he is.
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