Never turn down a free donut (even if it means getting a shot)

Joe Sophomore

When I heard I could get a free donut from Krispy Kreme, I was in. It didn’t matter what it was—I’m down for anything with free food involved. 

Then I found out the catch was I’d get a needle inserted in my arm. No big deal, right? At least, that’s what I tried to tell myself. Needles? Not my thing. “When you were little, Joe sophomore, you used to run away whenever we went to the doctor,” my mom likes to tell me. Yeah, okay Mom, whatever.

But the free donut (oh, yeah, and the Coronavirus immunity) was worth it. So on Wednesday morning (during SEL, duh), I drove myself to the vaccination station. Yes, I drove myself. I know, I’ve only had my license a week, but I am an amazing driver! I never ever tailgate, and I always drive 5 mph under the speed limit. I’ve only been in one accident, and that was totally the pedestrian’s fault! I mean, my music was turned up to 63, so she should’ve heard me coming and moved! Anyway, that’s off-topic.

Finally I was there, ready to get my vaccine. They asked me all these random questions, but I only had one question for them: how do I get my donut?

“Relax, Joe,” they told me, but I couldn’t. Sheesh!

Anyways, I sat down in the chair. They pulled out a needle, and I had flashbacks to when I was a small child hiding at the doctor’s.

 But I’m a big kid now. I’m 16—basically an adult! A sophomore in high school! I could get a vaccine without my mom there! (Just kidding. My mom was there. She helped drive me because, despite what I said earlier about how great of a driver I am, she does not trust me to drive myself. No clue why.) 

To my great pleasure, the vaccine didn’t hurt at all. My arm hurt a little bit afterward, but that’s probably because I was doing some bicep curls beforehand. Gotta get those gains, y’know. 

Anyways, I got my free donut, and it was 100% worth it. Delicious! I felt totally fine, but of course, I pretended I was “under the weather” until the weekend because hey, I’ll take any excuse to get out of school. Three days off, a free donut, and coronavirus immunity? Worth it. If you can get your vaccine, do it.