Sign Of The Times
Thursday I had a half-day board meeting for the local non-profit entity I serve. One of my fellow board members works for a nationwide credit card firm whose telemarketing center is located right up the road and he was nice to procure a large state-of-the-art conference room for us to use.
While visiting the men's room at this facility I noticed half-full Sharp's container mounted on the wall. Upon closer inspection I saw it was filled with disposable insulin pen needles and assorted used test strips. This came as somewhat of a shock to me. I don't think I've heard of a non-medical related firm that makes these containers available to their employees. It makes me wonder does this firm employ an above average number of PWDs or is this somehow representative of the population as a whole? Maybe East TN has an above average population of PWDs... I don't know.
Overall we have a hard working demographic, but standing at the entrance to Wal-Mart for a few minutes you can tell most folks here aren't going to win a twiggy look alike contest. On the other hand I think this is true for most of America.
Regardless it's nice that this firm provides Sharps containers for its employees. In the past there have been many days I carried around a used syringe in my pocket or I broke off the needle, put the needle back in the cap and put the cap back on the syringe before throwing the whole assembly in the trash. It would have been nice to dispose my syringes in a legitimate fashion... at least while at work.