I used to give blood in California, not regularly mind you, but from time to time. Since our move I haven’t. Not once. That makes it well over 10 years.
A few weeks back we were walking into Walmart and the Huntsville Bloodmobile was parked right near the entrance. I heard everyone saying “No” and “Not today.” and then rushing for the doors to air-conditioned safety.
I decided it was time.
It actually took far longer than I imagined and that meant Bob was cooling his heels for some time, while waiting inside the safety of the air-conditioned store… Sorry Bob, next time I do this I will make sure I am shopping solo. 😉
Anyway, about 6 o’clock that night I got a phone call saying I had won.
“Won what?” I said. (I’m thinking it’s a solicitor)
“The TV!” she said.
I went right over to pick it up and this is it…
Bob said: “This is a Smart TV”
Me: “Ah…” (no clue)
I let him hook it up to check it out.
Him: “Wow, this has amazing graphics and lets me use the new graphic pack I bought to upgrade my game! My screen wouldn’t accept the upgrade.” (Yes, he is a gamer, but as I have said in the past: “At least I know where he is while he’s ignoring me.” 😉 )
It was his birthday the next day. What could I say, but,
Question: Do any of you give blood?
My title for today’s post is derived from the saying: No good deed goes unpunished. I went looking for the author and found it attributed to both Clare Booth Luce (not to be confused with Clare Luce the actress from early 1900s) and Oscar Wilde.
I must say that both of these individuals are quite interesting reads.