A British teenager was so thrilled to get the all clear after a recent test for sexually transmitted diseases that he shared the news with a complete stranger.
19 year old Ollie from Hartlepool explained: “I went to the clinic just before I left England, and they said they’d text me the result but that was weeks ago. Everyone else out here has got cheap travel sims but I’ve had to keep using my UK phone contract because I was waiting for this text. It’s been a nightmare.”
Caroline Gough who is sharing a dorm room with Ollie at a backpackers in Melbourne told us: “I only met Ollie last night. We had a brief chat and discovered that the guide who took me to the Bellarine Peninsula was the same guy that took him to the Grampians. We were able to confirm that the guide had told the same bad jokes on both trips, so we’d had a bit of a laugh over that. All the same I really didn’t think I’d known Ollie long enough for him to share his STD results with me.”
The text came in at 3:37am waking everyone in the 6 bed dormitory, and it was early next morning as Caroline returned from a shower that Ollie awoke from his slumber and shared the news with her.
“He was beaming from ear to ear,” said Caroline. “I don’t know if he was more delighted about not having an STD, or the fact that he could now cancel his UK phone contract. He did seem quite surprised to get the all-clear, I think he had been expecting a different result.”
Ollie said “I’m so excited! I’m going straight to the shop to sort out an Australian sim. One of my mates gets unlimited data, texts and calls to the UK for $29 a month. I definitely want a piece of that!”