- "LONG lunch, eh?"
- "Why so many pills?"
- "How can you wear long sleeves on such a hot day?"
- "You never go out with us on the weekends!"
- "How come you know so much about AIDS?"
- "You're always in the bathroom!"
- "Why are you so rigid about when you eat?"
The simple, everyday questions and observations of friends, family and
co-workers can throw people living with HIV/AIDS into a cold-sweat panic as
our minds race to access the "white lie file." Here are some of our favorite
- "Yeah, I had to get my car lubed..."
( You were at the doctors. )
- "It's an herbal formula..."
( It's Crixivan )
- "I'm trying to avoid freckles on my arms..."
( Your pic-line might show. )
- "I do volunteer work on the weekends..."
( You're tired on the weekends! )
- "My cousin died from it..."
( You just know... )
- "Water is good for you -- you're looking a little dry yourself..."
( You've got the runs. )
- "Low blood sugar."
( It's Crixivan again. )
If you're feeling particularly bold or you're just fed up, you can really
shock 'em with the truth:
- What's wrong with you?
IT'S AIDS, STUPID!
Women Alive would love to hear your "sweet little lies". Submit them to us
and we'll print them in upcoming issues.