Post # 1
Why does that always happen?? The only time I ever buy tampons anymore is when it’s an emergency and I have to run to the pharmacy and get a super-overpriced box of super-absorbent tampons. But somehow I always forget to carry some with me and end up never using the ones at home. Though when I am at home and need a regular or light tampon, all I have are the supers. Oh cruel world.
Case in point, today. I had the following conversation just now:
Me: Hi So-and-So, do you happen to have a tampon.
Her: No. Why don’t you go down to the store.
Me: Oh, yeah I thought I’d ask you first. Also, I’m lazy, hahah.
Her: Then that’s your problem.
You would think a fellow woman would be more sympathetic. She also said it so loudly that people in the next cubes heard and snickered. Why oh why are people so mean.
Tampon rant over.
Post # 3
Ahhhh! I hate that! I have over-priced drugstore tampons piling up at home, too, and I never remember them during period week.
I can’t believe how unsympathetic that girl was. I always give out tampons to people when in need (if I have them, which is almost never), and if I don’t have any, I sincerely apologize because I know how much it sucks!
Post # 4
Ugh… she sounds like a royal b*tch. Excuse my langugage.
I hear you there though. Just las week I had to dig through my bag for a quarter to buy a tampon from the bathroom a work because I didn’t bring any with me. Eventhough I just bought enough for a year from Costco and stashed it in my bathroom at home!
Post # 5
This is definitely the one area in life where all females should unite and help another chica out, dontcha think?????
I had to stock my diaper bag full of tampons just in case I needed one at a most inopportune time, lol.
Post # 6
Thanks for sympathizing with me, ladies!
Incidentally, the tampon machine at work is out of stock! Sad times.
Post # 7
@pamplemousse: LOL Oh no! This always happens to me too. That’s so funny.
One girl at my work kept a box in her desk and anyone was always welcome to help themselves. We don’t have a tampon/pad dispenser at work.
It was reaalllly convenient.
Post # 8
Oh that always sucks. Always. AND the tampon machine is out of stock! Wow…the period gods are against you today!
I try to leave a few in my purse all the time – when I have my period and when I don’t. It has been working for me lately! Plus, if a girl in need asks, I have one to give! I would never rudely announce something like that as that girl you talked to did…we’ve all been there at one time or another! Come on and help a girl out!
Post # 9
Haha this cracks me up because it is SOOO true. The problem with actually having your purse stocked with tampons is if you don’t rotate them frequently enough, the wrapper falls off and static-clings to your wallet. This turns into an embarrassing situation when you’re in line at a store and pull out your super cute wallet… with tampon wrapper attached. 🙂 Stupid periods. I’d share a tampon with you!
Post # 10
lol this happened to me the past 2 months, you think I would learn, but no. Consider yourself lucky that the dispenser was empty, I wasted a quarter in the one at work 2 months ago for the first time, only to get a pad that was the most old school pad I’ve ever seen in my life!!! It looked like it was out of the 50’s, so very thick and no plastic backing, the sticky wouldn’t even stick! I don’t even know why I’m saying this, but it was so disappointing at the time LOL. I just couldn’t believe they even make ones like that anymore, and now I always keep something in my purse!
Anyways, that girl was clearly rude, just remember that!
Post # 11
That reminds of the first pad I ever used… my mom had an old stash from before she hit menopause I guess (she was about 53 or so when I got my first period). Sooo embarrassing. I was like, “Is this what I’m in for??”
Post # 12
This is where girls were way better in highschool. My friends and I would always be like, “hey, can I borrow a pen?” and that was our code word to be lent a tampon. Made for some awkward moments when you ACTUALLY needed a pen…. so in retrospect we probably should have had a more obscure code word.
Post # 13
The title on this thread made me laugh! Soo true…
@pamplemousse: Sounds like your co-worker needs a tampon herself…sheesh! I would’ve gone downstairs, bought a box and left one on her desk…haha!
Post # 14
You should come back from the pharmacy one day with THE CREAM THAT THE PHARMACIST SAID WAS BEST FOR SORTING CRABS OR GENEITAL THRUSH BUT YOU KNOW SHE WAS TOO EMBARASSED TO GO SO YOU GOT IT FOR HER… REALLY LOUDLY…. THRUSH. (or crabs, crabs is funnier ;))
Post # 15
Yep, I hate the tampee situation. Gosh, and when I carry them in my purse for a while., cause I just didn’t clean out my purse… I need me a tamp and I grab one I stuck in there from like last month, I somehow make it to the bottom of my giant purse, and somehow the wrapper came open and there is make up on the tamp. Useless now. Eew. Idk how in the world. It sux.
Post # 16
I need one of those cutey tootie tampee holders I guess. I never got one cause isn’t it just a glorified lipstick case? Now, I may do it..naa I won’t. Tamp case..so lame. Maybe it would keep it from having the wrapper pop open though. I won’t get one. I never used any lipstick cases I have ever bought..idk what make me think I will faithfully use a tamp case.