Sorry for a second less-than-joyous post so soon...but...this is just puzzling the heck out of me. I just can't wrap my mind around it. This is the space age, isn't it, the miracle age where just about everything's preventable? There's no excuse for some things?
I talked to my mom yesterday, getting updates from back home. One of my aunts has developed tuberculosis. My brother (age 26) and his girlfriend(age 17 or 1
are still taking my 3 year old nephew to party and drink with this aunt. Everyone's still drinking & smoking after her, and believe me, I know my family...I can guarantee my aunt's doing nothing to prevent the spread of TB. She's more likely to deliberately cough on someone to see their reaction than cover her mouth. My brother's girlfriend is pregnant, due any day. What the #@!#!!! is missing in these people that they thinking nothing of exposing themselves, a toddler, and a not-yet-born child to this disease?? There's GOT to be something missing, a vacuum where their souls are supposed to be. They won't even get TESTED.
I asked my mom what SHE was doing to prevent getting TB. She was quiet, and then just told me "well, what the [email protected]
I do! It's not like I'm home much!"
And to top it all off...my brother's started sleeping around on his teenager girlfriend, with girls very likely to have health issues...I swear, he's determined to give his child SOME disease before it's born...my mother won't even tell the girlfriend that he's sleeping around her on her because she's in a delicate state, but she needs to know to protect her baby!
I seriously can't wrap my mind around this...this mentality, this carelessness...**** Typhoid Mary, I've got the Typhoid Clan going on here...how can people in this day and age carelessly perpetuate disease? As it is, I've got three uncles with Hep C, and my grandma had it...now TB is spreading through the family...God only knows what else...I guess I can justify this as Darwinism as its most basic...but...still...I'm stunned, I can't get this...
The only funny part is that they're still begging me to come home
I know this sounds silly, but...can anyone help me understand this?