Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I got some!


Well not exactly... not really. Months ago, learned that bars all over New York City have free condoms for the asking, and so, in a bid to be more brave and also more silly, I decided I'd go get some -- you know, just to see if it were possible.

Well, I never quite managed it. I asked in a fews bars and the lovely bar waiters were far more interested in why on earth a creature such as myself would desire such objects than they were in actually producing them. (I think said establishments must have been out).

Well, yesterday I got lucky. I teach classes at a high school on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and lo! What did I see on the steps leading up to my classroom? *

And so I must infer that high schools in New York City give free condoms to their students - and that students use them IN THE BUILDING -- or perhaps upwrap them for entertainment value. Balloon animals, perhaps? In any case, had the wrapper been untorn and stuffed with a condom, I would have hired a carrier pidgeon and sent it to Maggie since she is as amused by them as I am.

Anyway, I got some. Well, not really. I got a wrapper of some, which, considering my romantic and sexual inclinations (zero), is plenty.

* If you think it's gross that I picked the thing up and brought it home, you are 100% correct. But a) I am not a germophobe an b) soap is cheap and water is free and c) I did it for YOU, so stop being so uppity, already.

1 comment:

Maggie said...

OMG! I have never been so excited by the prospect of a carrier pigeon visit!

Thanks for the reminder. I was in NYC two weeks ago, and I totally forgot to seek out some of these.

Glad to see that you're back at the gym and back to the amusing side of the blogosphere. Hope things continue on the upswing.