Friday, November 18, 2011
Did *you* pick up 2,000 condoms for work yesterday?
That would be a pretty fun question for a meme, wouldn't it?
Once again, my work is partnering with several other nonprofits to put together gift bags to distribute to shelters. They have toiletries, a warm item of clothing, and small gifts (like a journal or deck of cards.) And they also have - surprise! - condoms.
As if it wasn't hard enough not having a permanent place to live, homeless individuals also have among the highest rates of STDs...hence the donation of condoms from the county health department.
So even though we are all supposed to be professionals (or at least look like them), none of us have been able to stop laughing about this.
Cue to my entrance at the health department.
Health department worker: "So! We have a mix of condoms - lube, non-lube, tuxedos, and skins."
Me (looking like a deer in the headlights): "Um. I've been married forever. What are tuxedos?"
Health department worker: "Black ones."
Me: "And skins?"
Health department worker: "Those are the thin ones that aren't made of latex, because some people have allergies."
OH, baby. Can you think of a more terrible way to find out you have a latex allergy? (If you can, don't tell me.)
Health department worker: "By the way, they're all standard size."
What, exactly, am I supposed to do with that information? Is anyone going to go to the shelter managers and demand an exchange because they are too big or too small? I can just imagine the conversations...actually, my blog buddies at A Beer for the Shower could do a hilarious cartoon about that conversation!
I got back to work and told my boss that I never thought I'd have 2,000 condoms in my trunk for work.
His reply: "Oh, SURE, they're for work!"
What is the strangest or funniest thing you have had to do for work?
And no, the LOLcat has nothing to do with this post. I just liked it.