Saturday, February 17, 2007



As I drove into my office's car lot yesterday, I was accosted by 2 females in branded t-shirts and caps. They were selling condoms, a new type- Xcite by a leading health care company, Fidson Pharmaceuticals.

What was special about this? The girls said the condom had a twist on top for extra pleasure, and that twist had an additional purpose, it served as a receptacle for the...ahem... specimen so that unlike condoms of the past, no longer would you have to get up and wash a condom so as to reuse it. The space on top would let you use the same condom on and on forever. Those were their exact words. Honest. So yesterday, I met with the ultimate product- A condom that never dies.

The sales pitch was the most outrageous and dangerous I ever heard. It might be wise for this company to re-train its sales girls. Nigeria has enough STD problems as is, without some girls advocating the re-use of prophylactics.

14 comments:

mack said...

oooh this is so funny. "aaaaah na so you poor reach"-- I should ask. I guess in Nigeria the answer to that question is "yes!".

But then re-using a ceedee doesn't sound right.... grrr

Naija Vixen said...

omg,this is mad hilarious!!!i was half-wishing this was a joke...but for 1 person who sees the folly in this,2 more pple will fall prey to it...then u can just picture d scenario:
girl:i'm pregnant...
boy:how?it's not mine oh,go and find the mugu that owns it,ahn ahn,my condom was built to last oh...sorry,still cant stop laffing!!!hav a great weekend!!!

laspapi said...

mack and vixen,
"Tales of the Unexpected" is what I should have labelled that post. I still cant believe myself someone tried to sell me re-useable condoms.

Calabar Gal said...

Allow you use the condom over and over again. In this day and age? Those girls are just reeling out marketing scripts without pausing to think for themselves.

Jola Naibi said...

There was a commercial on condoms that was airing in the UK years ago which featured an old man encouraging young people to use condoms because back in his day what they had was one condom per man and you had to reuse it several times - he ended his little speech by saying (with a light chuckle)- It was like having me bath with me socks on

Your post reminded me of that commercial...but on a more serious note - shame on the company for creating and attempting to market the 'immortal condom' and there are people who are unenlightened when it comes to these sorts of things that the sales ladies little pitch would win them over so much that they would think they had struck gold!!!

Noni Moss said...

This is just gross and disturbing on soo many levels

- first of all people re-use condoms?? the actually go out of their way to remove it wash it and put it back on???

- secondly, what you would use this and just not take it off? - so you could dip into as many people with the same condom??

EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

(Sorry for such a girly response but that's the only fitting expression I can come up with)

damsel said...

I guess everyone has pretty much covered all my thots on this... Those girls prolly think they are being creative...

laspapi said...

calabar girl, I dont know who gave them that particular script

@ jola- "The immortal condom". That's the frightening thing, some people will imagine the rubbers are meant to be re-used

laspapi said...

noni- that comment of yours made me laugh.
I've heard of the not-so enlightened, re-using. As for the "immortal condom", I guess they mean you can put it in a box till the next time you need it. hehe. Sorry noni, couldnt resist making you grit your teeth.

@ damsel- the girls actually sold out. I bought the last pack. Their pitch musta worked.

damsel said...

Hmm, you bought the last pack - I am seriously hoping that they were beautiful and that is why you fell for their charms to buy the last pack and not the dangerous BS they were spreading... LOL

laspapi said...

Nah, damsel, I bought the last pack because I needed a picture of the box for my blog. I'm a "nice" guy.

Waffarian said...

Chineke!!!!!!!!!!!that's all I am saying!

laspapi said...

I agree matters like these have to be left in God's hands, waffarian

Mona said...

hehehehe no comment