Toot-toot. Beep-Beep. In spite of all the wonderful things that summer brings, I often find the traffic unbearable! The good thing about the traffic is that it forces me to ride my bike more often. You may see me riding around town on my bike with my purple beach bucket. It's not full of sand; however, it is full of condoms! I find that the best way to get around doing my deliveries is to ride my trusty bike. It's fun, relaxing, and it puts one less car on the road. The other thing that it does for me is that I get some time to enjoy the scenery around town without having to look at someone else's bumper!
The other day as I was pedaling along on my mission, I saw this sign in a store window that said, "Positions available." Then within seconds, I saw this hot man with a nice set of legs, a big moustache, a beard, and pierced ears, and I thought, "If I could only put that sign on him!" I would apply! Then I started thinking of all the positions that would be fun! Imagination does come in handy!
There are two ways I could go with this today so let's start with the first. Keep it fresh. I am not talking about you; I am talking about your sex life. Keep it fresh! Look for new ways to do the same old things. There are always new positions available! Do some research and spice things up. There are new ways to do the same old thing and there are totally new things you can do as well. The possibilities are endless. I always say, "There is nothing I won't try at least twice." Give it a try! But make sure you are always safe!
Now, back to the other way I could go with this! When summer comes, many of us are looking to fill positions. Many times it is Mr. Right, other times it is Mr. Right Now. The search can be lots of fun but just like the guy at the store who posted the sign, you have to interview prospective applicants. Don't hire anybody based on looks or first impressions alone. Talk to them. One thing you will have to cover in your conversation needs to be occupational hazards! A good boss is going to talk to you before he hires you about what it takes to be safe on the job. He will talk to you about tools, procedures, hazards and how to be safe and healthy. If you are not willing to take safety precautions, chances are he is not going to give you a job. Be a good "boss"...talk about safety before you hire anybody!
If you don't know what I am talking to you about, come and see me. I can talk to you about staying HIV negative if you are HIV negative, and not infecting anybody else if you are HIV positive. If you don't know your status, I can help with that too. National HIV Testing Day is June 27th from 10-5 p.m. at CAMP Rehoboth. If you don't know your HIV status, make a date to find out!
Sal Seeley is Program Director of CAMPsafe, an HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention program funded through a contract with the Delaware Division of Public Health. Free, anonymous HIV testing is offered at CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Avenue. For information, call Sal Seeley at 302-227-5620 or e-mail email@example.com.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 15, No. 7 June 17, 2005