well…maybe something


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I’ve never had a problem buying “feminine products”. It’s usually a late night run to the store and only a handful of people are there. Most of the awkwardness is past because I am one on one with the cashier. Most likely they have been in this situation before.  They swipe quickly and bag fast to save any embarrassment.  The trick is to add other items to the cart other than the “poons” (tampons) for camouflage.  Once you have some cookies, Diet Coke and maybe some fish sticks you can hide the essentials in the basket.

This weekend an interesting situation presented itself.  I have never been in this situation but I think I would have reacted similarly.  It was at the local K-Mart and a couple had purchased some items but then realized that they only had cash.  Their total was $80 but only had $50 on hand.  So the woman started putting things back…a few baskets, toilet paper, and crackers.  They were still $10 short.  The woman began to put her hand over some items she thought were expendable.  So she grabbed the box of Trojans and looked at her husband and said, “These?” His facial expression said, “Are you kidding me?”  He immediately shook her off and said, “no, not the condoms”.  At this point I’m thinking, of course not the condoms.  That is the last thing he wanted to give up.  So she stared at him and gave him a look like “what else am I supposed to get rid of?”  Well it finally came down to two more baskets and a kid’s sword.

I’m not sure what I would have done in that situation, but he acted quickly and I admire him for that.  I hope I would do the same.  Is that something you talk about before you go into the store?   So, honey, will it be toilet paper or condoms?

After the exchange my wife walks up and says, “Hey, Amy how’s it goin’?”


Written by Sleepy

July 6, 2008 at 11:24 pm

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  1. are you kidding? that wasn’t just a commercial you saw, like the farting one, where they say “have you met?” that’s AWESOME. the best grocery store visit ever.

    of COURSE not the condoms. duh.

    and, um, fish sticks? really? who eats those? besides your mom?


    July 7, 2008 at 10:50 am

  2. the good thing about condoms is that you can also use them as the child’s toy. water balloon, balloon animal, improvised slingshot. You’ll be astounded at the number of uses.


    July 7, 2008 at 4:41 pm

  3. Dug- putting the fish sticks in the basket might distract the cashier or anyone behind me from the giant box of condoms or “poons”. Maybe instead of, “how many condoms does this guy need?” to “um, fish sticks? really? who eats those? besides your mom?”

    Evil- I should have a neighborhood water balloon fight with all the extra condoms.


    July 7, 2008 at 9:02 pm

  4. Right place, right time. You win! It reminds me of Jay’s plastic bag on the freeway story- love that one too.


    July 12, 2008 at 8:55 pm

  5. Brilliant.


    July 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm

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