From: Van oost Kenneth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 11 Apr 2003 - 19:55:58 GMT
In addition for the memetics- bit of this thread,
I got this from my local paper,
Never again without a mask,
" Have you seen all those pictures on TV ? In China and elsewhere
in Asia everybody is wearing a dustmask against this strange kind
of infection called SARS. It must be that it helps ! "
A Brussels [ I leave his name out] taxidriver bought such a mask.
" Everyday more than a dozen people from all the points of the
compass are sitting in my cab. God knows what kind of diseases
those folks have. I pick up a lot of customers at the airport of
Zaventem. It can be that they come from over there, are infected
and give it to me just by talking to me."
Most of his customers are surprised to see the driver wearing
his mask. " But a stewardess found it a very smart move. She
even suggest her own passengers to wear such a thing if they
travel to remote places. " ( FrP)
Translated out of Dutch by Kenneth Van Oost April 2003
A few points got my attention,
1_ that the driver allegedly beliefs that such a mask helps,
something that is backed up by the words of the stewardess.
2_ that the driver says, ' they come from over there ', he' s
treating all foreigners alike, where I do belief that wasn 't
the case before the time he was aware of the disease.
3_ that the stewardess allegedly suggest to all of her
customers to wear a mask under any condition when
they travel abroad to remote places....like we 're in
the clear over here......
4_ that when the drivers customers must have diseases,
Sars and others, he was very fortunate the last couple
of years. There isn 't the slighest mention that he was or
even became sick in the years he is a taxidriver just by
talking to one of his passengers.
Regards to all,
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