Hooray for UCSF!

Believe it or not, the guts have a tough time getting into hospital gift shops. Maybe 90% of the time we approach a store and show 'em the guts, the buyer offers us little more than an expression of total disgust and annoyance. One buyer at the Cedars Sinai hospital gift shop in Los Angeles asked me, "Why would someone who had a kidney transplant wanna wear a kidney?" I replied, "Um, uh, er...Because they have a weird sense of humor?" So we are especially grateful to UCSF hospital gift shop for going out on a limb and taking I Heart Guts into their store. Thanks, guys, for not being afraid of being freaky! Hopefully the gutsy goods will go home into the hands of some wonderful San Franciscans -- and perhaps a nurse or doctor or two -- after all, 75% of hospital gift shop sales are to people who work in the hospital (okay, okay, maybe they're just grabbing a candy bar, but it's true).

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3 comments


  • liz

    ha ha.
    I’m from UCSF and came across your guts online and was smitten. I was trying to buy a bunch of stuff when I came across the blog. So glad I’ll soon find the guts I want right in my workplace giftshop.

    I guess the buyer knows our weird sense of humor.


  • Jessicaf

    Dude! I just read this and am so excited….I also can’t wait for our Neuro-Oncology Brains tee shirts and hoodies.

    xoxo

    —jess


  • iheartguts

    awww, you’re so sweet! thanks for liking our stuff and next time you;re in there, give thanks to having such a cool buyer and store manager.


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