Wednesday, October 27, 2004
People make me tired. Oh so tired. In the past couple of weeks I've gotten so many of those stupidass panic emails from friends, that it is just sad. While I realize that the US government doesn't necessarily make all the best decisions 100% of the time, it is run by people. And at least a handful of those people have a conscience. (Maybe a handful and a half...) So seriously, do people REALLY believe that there is a man putting his HIV infected blood into the ketchup? That they put asbestos in tampons so that we bleed more and thusly use more. The list goes on and on of all these horrible things that people and/or businesses allegedly do. I heard the tampon one years ago, and actually sent the person who sent me that one (a coworker at the time) the snopes link refuting it. She replied that "The government lies to us. Why should they be honest?" Um, hello? because we live in a such a litigous society that a person can sue becuase they burn themselves on hot coffee, because they ate too much fast food and sat on their asses too much so now they're fat and unhealthy, because their kid didn't get on the sports team the parent believed they should've. We have the most ludacris warning labels on EVERYTHING. My hairdryer actually has an instruction that says "Do not use while sleeping." How could I use it while sleeping?! Or if it to be more like do not use on a sleeping person... who would do this?? Why? And if they did, then the person deserves what he/she gets for being a moron. In the tampon one, the lawsuit payout would be in the billions. Seriously, would Tampax risk that to sell a few extra per month? The ketchup HIV one I just received today. I emailed the link and she replied something like "Well I thought it might be fake but I figured I'd forward it on just in case." Just in case of what? Wouldn't one think any number of major news outlets would've picked up this story if it were true? So she is really just continuing to perpetuate the myth. Give me a fucking break! When will people learn to think?
Posted by Joanne at 3:29 PM