My boss emailed me a video advert for condoms. This has disturbed me. Surely he doesn’t have the impression…well, I don’t know…what impression would one have by sending others condom videos. Does he think I am needing them? Or need reminding of their future possibilities? Or that, as an AIDS Activist, maybe this form of prevention passed my notice. After all, I was once an almost Teacher of Abstinence-Only. Bluddy hell, it cannot be any of the former. He is well aware that as of late all I use evening hours for is to sit ticking away at this computer until…well, until most of this coupled city and a few clients of Oxford's nightlife are involved in exploring the possibilities of condoms.
I spend my nights trying to pull four thousand dumb words out of Google and Wikipedia AND “make them my own” (Champs 2006: online blog). What the hell would I need condoms here for?!?!
Unrelated, I am also disturbed at receiving a sms from Teazers AND being addressed as one of their valued customers:
Apologies to our loyal customers the correct number is 084TEAZERS. Book now 4 the all GRAND new Teazers Rivonia. Free Ent. Show sms.
Dear god, I hope the two subjects are unrelated.
Enough banter. Here’s a headline for you:
AIDS Prime Cause for Deporting Foreigners from South Korea.
Nice hey, nice. Nothing like a little discrimination to run from the problem and increase my issues with Stigma-Fighting.
AIDS Prime Cause for Deporting Foreigners
More than three in five foreigners deported from South Korea for medical reasons were forced to leave after testing positive for HIV, which causes AIDS.
The Ministry of Justice said yesterday that a total of 143 foreigners were deported between 2003 and June this year after being found to have contracted an infectious disease.
Among them, 61.5 percent or 88 were found to be HIV positive, the ministry said.
Syphilis was the second most frequent case, with 46 foreigners infected with the sexually transmitted disease. Tuberculosis was third.
Of the foreigners, 71 were in their 20s, the largest group, followed by those in their 30s and then 40s.