DEAR ABBY: Every year my workplace sponsors a community blood drive. I am invariably asked by co-workers if I am going to donate. Because I am HIV-positive, I answer no. Then the person asks me why.
Abby, it is no one's business. There could be many reasons -- ranging from health to religious to personal. Or a person may simply not want to donate.
I would give if I could. Please ask your readers not to question others about whether they will donate blood. Have you any suggestions about how I should respond? -- ON THE JOB IN IDAHO
DEAR ON THE JOB: A polite deflection would be to make light of it by saying, "I just don't."Read more in: Health & Safety | Etiquette & Ethics | Work & School