Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Most Embarrassing Combo Purchases

The previous champions were a pharmacy combo: birth control pills, migraine meds & anti-depressants. (No really, Ms. Pharmacy Tech, I am perfectly normal. It's all under control, really. Stop LOOKING AT ME!)

Yesterday's contender: the mega pack of toilet paper, antidiarrheal medication & saltines. (I chose the self check out, but I still think the person behind me in line might have been looking at me.)

And you? What have your red-faced purchases been?

10 comments:

Sue said...

Ha! I always think things like this. Sometimes my husband will want me to buy cookies and ice cream, and I'm going to get salad and diet coke, and I'll just refuse to buy him his stuff, because I don't want the checkers thinking, "Look at the fat lady buying ice cream and diet coke. Who is she kidding?"

Jami said...

I actually don't like sugared sodas, so even if I do plan on eating all those cookies and ice cream and chips and miscellaneous crap, I still get the DC. (Oh and the fake gastric bypass, ain't workin' out so good.)

Sue said...

Mine either. Maybe we should start a support group.

Marie said...

My all time biggest embarassing buy was ( and still is and probably will always be) condoms or any type of lubricating shtuff....

Jami said...

Marie-Yeah, I feel pretty bashful about those personal items too. Now just add some sparkling cider, some candles and a little lacy something and the humiliation is complete.

Papa D said...

I was raised with a mother and five sisters; I have a wife and four daughters. The list of my embarrassing purchases is WAY too long to mention here.

Nancy Face said...

I'm laughing too hard to think of anything! :D

Thora said...

My sister likes to use condoms while she's pregnant (husband does all clean up, she goes to sleep). (I hope everyone is married who reads this blog.) (If not, feel free to erase my comment). She says she gets a lot of looks when she's six months pregnant or so where she's knows they're thinking, "umm, it's too late for that to do any good..."

Nat~Nat said...

I had a college roommate in St. George Utah who was horrified at the thought oof being pregnant and was too big of a wreck to go to the store for the test alone.

You actually have to ask the pharmacist since they keep the pregnancy tests (and the condoms) behind the counter. Wonder why they had to sell all those embarassing pregnancy tests?

Boys are more chicken that girls. That's all I'm gonna say.

We bought an angel food to eat while we waited.

Jami said...

Thora & Nat-Nat,

Buying condoms and pregnancy tests can be a little embarrassing under the best of circumstances. Buying them pregnant? That would bring a blush.

And in the roommate situation, I could just see myself blathering on and on to the check-out clerk (my friend needs this test, not me, nope, no way, do I look like that kinda gal, not that my friend isn't super nice because she totally is, but...)

My former pharmacy brilliantly decided to display all of their pregnancy tests, yeast treatments, ovulation tests and lubricants behind the waiting area bench. So in order to grab my private purchase items, I had to reach past four grandmas and grandpas, asking them to please excuse me while I examined my potential purchases. You literally had to ask people to move their heads so you could reach the KY jelly. Now that's what I call product placement!