This evening, after a long and tiring week I settled down to chat to a few friends on Facebook, one of the many groups that I am a member flashed up as having a new post… knowing the group to be one where some good jokes are often posted, I hurried across…
To all of you approaching 55 or have REACHED 55 and past, this E-mail is especially for you…
SENIOR CITIZENS ARE THE NATION’S LEADING CARRIERS OF AIDS!
MOST OF ALL,
MONETARY AID TO THEIR KIDS!
Not forgetting HIV (Hair is Vanishing)
AIDS : Acute income deficiency syndrome
I’m only sending this to my ‘old’ friends.
I love to see you smile.
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humour out of life,
And pass it on to other folk.
The above was a ‘joke’ that another member of a Facebook Group of which I am a member posted this evening – on World AIDS Day. My response is shown below. I don’t believe that I am being hysterical or being a drama queen in stating that this was insensitive. I wish that I could message the person concerned directly, but I can’t as I am not a friend of his… I hope he takes notice….
Forgive me for being not exactly amused at this post on World AIDS Day… As one living with HIV, it is not particularly amusing. I hope that everyone who has a laugh at this ‘joke’ also dips their hand into a pocket and contributes a donation to local charities to them working with people living with HIV. Anyone in Northern Ireland looking for someone to support, I’d recommend Positive Life –http://positivelifeni.com/ Thank you.