STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish aid organization will roll out a new line of defense to the country's emergency services next week -- the condom ambulance.
Amorous couples can call the telephone number 696969 and a white van featuring a large red condom with wings as a logo will deliver them a packet of 10 prophylactics.
] What a novel idea! But it'd never work here ...
If by "here" you mean the US, I'm inclined to agree.
This "service" would seem to require some kind of verification procedure. Is the delivery person required to make visual contact with both members of the alleged couple? I get the impression it would be misused by some people calling the service when not actually "in need", so to speak, just to get the logo-emblazoned van to show up at their place of residence. Alternately, people might prank-call the service on behalf of others in an attempt to embarrass them at an inappropriate moment.
Presumably Swedish culture is such that these things are not a problem for them.