There are two kinds of people: Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group because there is less competition there. ~ Indira Gandhi
I went to a banquet the other night that was held to raise money to try to keep a school in our neighborhood from being turned into a prison. The speaker was giving people credit for being active in the organization and their participation and apologized if he left anyone out.
He then told a great story. The story was about a frog that needed to get across a big river to his home on the other side. He didn’t know how he was going to be able to do it and started to cry.
Two birds were flying by and asked him why he was crying. The frog told them that he needed to get to the other side to his house. There was a stick lying next to him and the birds each grabbed one side of the stick and told the frog to hold onto the stick with his mouth.
They were almost across the river when they came upon a boat. The people on the boat looked up and saw the birds carrying the frog across and said “What an ingenious idea. I wonder who came up with that”. The frog said “I did!”.
He of course fell. The moral of the story is that some times you need to keep your mouth closed and not worry about who gets credit for something….I guess the moral of the story could also be to not lie.
And yes I know some of you are thinking but frogs can swim, you’re really missing the whole point of this story aren’t you. lol
Well this is a unique idea. The DMV in D.C is giving people free HIV test and getting their results as they wait. The program began last October and 5,000 people have been tested. They are about to expand the program to offer it where people get food stamp, Medicaid and other public assistance. They have started to offer $5 at a local grocery store as an incentive. The testing project is run by a non-profit group Family and Medical Counseling Service Inc.
Between 25 to 35 people get tested every day and they get $7 off of their DMV service if they agree to get tested. Only 1% of the people getting tested end up testing positively, the cities infection rate is 3%.
Statistics show that 1.1 million Americans are living with AIDS and 10 to 20 percent get tested annually. Personally, I think that number of people getting tested is really low. I applaud the fact that they are finding different ways to test people as some people may not get tested because they don’t feel that they have time.
The only thing that concerns me a little is that if they focus on places like food stamp location, Medicaid, and other public assistance places only it may help to propetuate a stereotype of the types of people who have AIDS. That is why I like the DMV one the best because everybody has to go to the DMV.
This guy is such an idiot and not surprisingly his support around women has dropped 13 points and women will undoubtedly be scarce in the crowd when he continues on with his paid public speaking engagements. I am so tired of his ‘Step and Fetch It’ show.