So you think condoms are the solution?
What do you think will happen when our ongoing problems with flooding in Metro Manila are exacerbated by increased condom use? You think we have a discipline problem? What do you think will happen when people throw used condoms anywhere they choose to as they do with most everything else? Our drainage systems are hopelessly outdated. If you’re a person who’s concerned about the environment, this really needs a bit more re-thinking, agree? Remember that time when a certain condo in Ortigas that had a call center had a clogged drain? Yup, you guessed it, condoms. How could we forget?
Unlike the condoms of yesteryears which were made with rubber and thus biodegradable, today’s condoms are made from polyurethane and polyisoprene — not biodegradable. Latex condoms take a long time to degrade. The plastics and foil packs they come in are also non-biodegradable, and OF COURSE condoms are single-use. Medically speaking, these should be disposed of just like medical waste in the hospital, because they contain bodily fluids. But would/do Filipinos really do that? Imagine seeing used condoms floating around in a flood….
But you know, the Filipino being ever so creative, ingenious and innovative, we could always opt to talk about the positive uses of condoms in times of flooding. If you think it’s bad now, just wait until we get to the condom clogs! And if the clogging does happen often, I’m sure we Filipinos will find it good reason to say, “More business for plumbers!”
After you call the plumber, don’t forget to say, “Thank you, RH Bill!”