I tried to give blood today for the first time in 10 years. (Long story).
Apparently, I like to travel to exotic places that are on the do not donate list.
Cheerily, the nurse explained that I could donate just 12 months after my last visit. In response, I asked if our spring vacation destination was also listed in the binder as a no-go. Sure enough...
I was bummed. Dad was able to attend our wedding thanks to several pints of donated blood.
One of the partners at the firm jokingly tried to cheer me up by pointing out that now that I was a lawyer, I would probably not be going to exotic disease-ridden places every year.
At least I think he was joking...