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At lunch I stopped by Walgreens to get some stuff for Deb. She kept calling me all morning adding one more thing to the list each time.

1) Newspaper - so we can find a used clothes dryer to replace our's that died last night.

2) Diet Coke - Because she's getting really tired of iced tea

3) Paper plates - so she can be lazy and not do dishes

4) Croutons - so she can make herself a salad

5) Panty Liners - well I don't need to explain those I guess.

So anyway, I got to Walgreens and I'm not really paying attention to anything while checking out. Just w3aiting for the opportunity to swipe my card and be done with it. So the sales girl, who couldn't be much more than 16 or 17 holds up the box of panty liners and asks, "Don't you find it embarassing having to buy these?"

"Well no," I reply, "it wasn't embarassing until you pointed it out like that."

Not to be stopped, she rambles on. "Men get so funny about having to buy things for women."

"Well when she calls me all the time and asks me to buy tampons, yeast infection creme, panties, bras and KY Jelly and tells me the size the shape and the color to buy, I just go do it and don't worry about it."

Then her equally young and chatty friend walks over and says, "You wouldn't believe the number of men who come in her wanting to exchange tampons because they got the wrong kind."

"Nope," says I, "If I buy the wrong kind, she's gotta live with it. If she won't, then she can go get it for herself."

Both girls giggle because they know even at their age that any man who would agree to buy Tampons in the first place is so whipped that he'd bring them back and exchange them too.



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Jul. 21st, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
Heh. My man doesn't have much problem with menses. He doesn't have to worry much about buying me stuff though, since I'm using cloth washable ones now. I don't think he'd care if he had to, though.
Jul. 21st, 2004 05:39 pm (UTC)
Both girls giggle because they know even at their age that any man who would agree to buy Tampons in the first place is so whipped that he'd bring them back and exchange them too.

Hahahaha, nice observation. =)

You're a top bloke, Wander, whipped or not. You have no hesitation to do that for Deb, and rightly so. I salute you, mate. :)

Jul. 22nd, 2004 08:27 am (UTC)
Thanks, it's either do it or listen to her complain about it so I'd rather take the lesser of two evils.

Jul. 21st, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC)
Pauvre Bebe...

Well, we've joked, Mani and I, that he has so much feminine energy that it is not surprising that he is not only all right with buying my personals, he comparison shops and sometimes picks better products than I would. It's almost like having a gay boyfriend sometimes.

Hey, you could always tell the salesgirl they are for you :-p
Jul. 22nd, 2004 08:29 am (UTC)
I told this one girl that the bra I was buying were for my man boobs. My Dad buys pantiliners to put in first aid kits. I actually do comparison shop when it's lingerie or underwear.

Jul. 22nd, 2004 11:53 am (UTC)
I remember reading the funniest story about a kid who skinned her knee and taped a menstrual pad to it and went to school. Her teacher sent a note home asking her mother if she was aware of it (which she wasn't).

I hope one day soon I am rested enough that lingerie is more than a French word to me.
Jul. 23rd, 2004 06:53 am (UTC)
I opted to try on underwear in Victoria's Secret once. The saleslady said, "We have to let you try it on if you want, and I personally can't wait until you ask so I can watch!"

ryl and the sales rep laughed while I seriously considered whether or not I would call her bluff...

One day, I'm gonna come out in a body suit!
Jul. 22nd, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
> "Men get so funny about having to buy things for women."

Eeep... no one told me that was part of the deal!
Jul. 22nd, 2004 10:42 am (UTC)
Just wait. If it hasn't happened yet, it will. heheheh

Jul. 23rd, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)
I don't get funny except when the price is marked wrong. Dern it, I'm gonna get a discount if there is one, and I won't care if there's a call for a price check (like in Mr. Mom)... hehe!
Jul. 22nd, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC)
I wish I could be 16 and omnipotent again.

Gnome and I joke that he's gotten his period because he experienced the pure joy that is bleeding through underwear when he got his vasectomy. He also gets PMS...the same week I do. We've synchronized, it used to be the week before.
Jul. 22nd, 2004 03:37 pm (UTC)
Vasectomy huh? Hope he never wants it reversed, I've heard that's more painful still. Yeah Deb and I both get in a mood when she has her period.

Jul. 23rd, 2004 06:49 am (UTC)
No reversing of any sort will occur! Children=Bad
Jul. 23rd, 2004 06:49 am (UTC)
Reversed? That word is not in Gnome's vasectomy vocabulary. Bad genes. Baaaaaaaaaad genes.
Jul. 23rd, 2004 06:58 am (UTC)
It's not necessarily bad genes since we both have our fair share of weird and obscure; I just like the idea of a permanent birth control method! :D
Jul. 23rd, 2004 10:10 am (UTC)
The gods just favored me with sterility. Or as a friend said, "mother natures way of taking you ou of the gene pool."

Jul. 23rd, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC)
My sisters were my way into the gene pool. Now my insanity will live on through nieces and nephews! Bwa-ha-ha-ha!
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