Anyway, a couple weeks ago I was on my usual route to work, passing through this alley, and what do I see? A needle. An honest to goodness needle.
This isn’t the needle, but it looked like this one: Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/meincken/2526901669/
Growing up in a little farming town, one can be a little sheltered from these kinds of sights. But thanks to Concerned Children’s Advertisers, I was extremely well versed in how to handle the situation.
This commercial used to be on every morning during the before-school cartoons and made me think that people would stumble across needles EVERYWHERE.
As a 6 year old kid, I was fully prepared for the day when I’d be out on the playground at Pierson Elementary and BAM! I’d find some drug needles. I’d put my hands up and say “I got this.” We’d go find an adult, leave one of the tall kids to hang out with the needle, and solve the problem of dope fiends chasin’ the dragon in Pierson, Manitoba once and for all.
Unfortunately, my day never came. I spent the entirety of my youth in rural Manitoba without finding a SINGLE needle lying around. It turns out illegal intravenous drugs just weren’t a big problem in Pierson. Go figure!
Come to think of it, Concerned Children’s Advertisers pretty much warped the childhood of most 90s kids. So remember boys and girls, if you see a needle on the ground, don’t you put it in your mouth.