May 20, 2004 5:08 PM

I tried to donate blood after eating lunch.

"You shouldn't eat before donating," the lady informed the guy before me, munching on an apple. I laughed and left.

2 hours later I returned to donate, told them my name and middle initial and answered the questions.

"And 32B?" Have you been vaccinated/immunized in the last 12 months?

"Um. I'm not sure."

She yellow-slipped me. "You can have some juice and cookies over there."

I didn't want any. I checked. Apparently I haven't had shots in 12 months. Looks like I lost at trying to be virtuous.