||Dec. 1st, 2003 11:16 am|
No of ribbons seen on way into work, and in office:|
Red: 1 (me)
(and my tooth's still giving me hell, so I'm grumpy today).
I've not noticed anywhere selling ribbons - unlike poppies, which were everywhere last month.
Presumably Tescos has them somewhere, but probably only at the kiosk/info desk, where I never go except for stamps.
I'd not known that the red ribbon thing was still going, to be honest, I've not seen anyone selling them for ages. I was well aware it was world AIDS day, and the World Service have been doing a wonderful fortnight of programmes, so I now know my Protease Inhibitors from my Demograhpic Timebomb, :). As ever, with the world service, like Encyclopedia articles, I consider myself well-and-truely told, :). Is it one organistaiton responsible for the red ribbon (like the Legion with the poppy) or is it a symbol you're encouraged to duplicate with, say, any red ribbon you have lying around? I'm a bit at a loss what to do, to be honest. I think awareness is definately useful here, so I should get one.
What are pink ribbons for? I'm out of the loop with these things. I saw a yellow one the other day, which I can only assume is for Scottish Nationalism.
The college is taking donations and is asking students to either wear a red ribbon or a red article of clothing. There is a lot more ribbons and deliberate articles of red clothing than I expected, so its rather refreshing to see the kids giving a shit...
I've got an enamel badge version which is permanently on my long coat, but I don't tend to wear one on the leather - they didn't weather well on a bike, so I got out of the habit.