Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Plugs

Tampax Pearl Regular Tampons with Plastic Applicator, Unscented, 20-Count Boxes (Pack of 4)
Image from Flickr.

Are any guys reading this post?  Or did the image frighten you away?  I stash any cash I have in my tampon box because I know a male burglar will never look there. Why are men so afraid of tampons?  I just saw the funniest commercial I've seen in a long time.  A girl says she forgot her bike lock will someone please run in and buy a box of tampons...no one would!  Watch the video.



It reminded me of something that happened on my trip to Bossier City.  I was in the hotel gift shop looking for breath mints when a man said, "I need your help."  He was staring at the feminine hygeine products.

"She sent you for supplies and didn't tell you what to get?"

"I'm not sure which ones go in the underwear and which ones..."

"Those are the plugs."

"Oh, good.  That's what I need.  What's the difference between these and these?" he asked, referring to the green vs. yellow boxes.

"That's how absorbent they are.  If you're not sure, get green."

He thanked me and paid for my wintergreen Life Savers (they didn't have breath mints).  When I find a guy willing to buy my tampons...maybe I'll consider getting married again. 

23 comments:

buffalodick said...

My last kid was so ugly, my wife and I both got fixed..end of tampon dilemma!

kenju said...

My husband was sent to the store to buy tampons for me right after we first married. He was also carrying a jug of Clorox, and that was when it was still in glass jugs. He dropped the Clorox, spilling it all over everywhere, and everyone in the store saw him with tampons under his arm. That was the last of that!

Brian Miller said...

buffalodick...lol.

yeah, i am familiar with buying the pink boxes. no big deal...

come on guys...

Rebecca S. said...

Yah Brian!!! When my nephew was four and he and his parents lived two doors down, he came running into my parents' house yelling, "Quick, quick! Mommy needs a pontam!" I don't think he has issues with it, even to this day - but I think he's too young for you Jen :)

jack69 said...

Shucks, I buy what ever she sends me for. Most folks will help an ignorant man. There is one exception. Panty Hose, I don't buy Panty Hose. WHO CAN? Two hundred sizes, types shapes and colors. I am easliy confused.

John McElveen said...

Blees you kind Woman. My freshman year in college my first girfriend took great delight in sending me into an all-night pharmacy to get her some. I remember thinking---

Do periods, maim or result in paralysis? Why isn't her butt in here. But I dutifully went.

Score one for the Juan!!!

J

Damn I was scared. Isn't it funny--now that I've been in medicine for 30 years I think nothing of blurting out at the table--so it was really heavy- like with clots?

and then going.... "WHAT?" to everyone there.

ρομπερτ said...

What an interesting entry of yours.
It is mostly me who knows when time has come to buy those and because I'm nearly always in need of some tea, the one doing the shopping as well.

Kelly said...

I saw this commercial for the first time the other day. It's hilarious!!

Those days are past for me.

Sage said...

Can't you buy them online, off the internet, and have them delivered in an unmarked box? No big deal, except that I hate going to the store for just about everything.

Viva La Fashion said...

taht commercial is soo funny. :)

blueviolet said...

You were so kind to help him out like that, and I'm with you. If they'll buy them...they're winners!

That corgi :) said...

came over here from Jack's; cute post. Glad you were able to help the guy who was confused (but making the effort, right?) I'm past those days (which is a good thing or a bad thing, I guess whichever way you look at it) but hubby would make the effort to buy them; always came home with the wrong ones though....but he tried

betty

Sara Louise said...

That's an excellent place to hide money! I'd never thought of that :-)

Vince said...

while I've no intention of drifting into the crass or crude, but it is not so much that we are fearful of the items in question. I'd say there are two thing spinning in most men's mind on the subject. One, finding the 'plug' in his mothers bag, then finding out where she put the thing, a bit like you finding your Dads condom. And two, and I suspect mostly, we are a bit embarrassed by our lack of knowledge when called to the plate in front of a rack of the things, for 99.9999% of the time we could not care less.
Honestly though, hiding money in a box of pads or plugs, you might as well give it to them. It's a bit like hiding a key under a stone next the front door. Men tend to think in a similar way when hiding money, they put it in a stinky sock or a shoe so rancid that it could hover on the gas.

Jayne said...

I'm surprised. ST and tampon commercials are all over the place so I thought men would be 'de-sensitised' by now. :)

Tempo said...

When I was about ten my older brother asked me to go to the shop for him. Eager to be of some help I took the piece of paper and money he gave me and just went. Completely unaware until the chemist lady asked loudly and in the crowded shop which of the two brands of tampons written on the paper did I want? Mortified.. I was completely.

Heff said...

Hey ! Was that Eric Estrada in that video?, lol !

Checking your follow list, I assume you found my blog through "That Darn Girl". Thanks for stopping by. Also, thanks for clueing me in as to where my wife hides her cash, LOL !!

....Petty Witter said...

Not worried by such things in the least, my husband must be a rare find as buying tampons doesn't bother him in the least. I had to laugh at your hiding place, a great idea and I agree I cant imagine too many people looking there.

Lulda Casadaga said...

Great story! I'm a pad wearer...can't wear the tampons...I have tried in the past, but just can't wear em.

My husband has bought me pads before...I'm now in the peri-menopausal state...so purchases of pads are at a minimum! :D

ak said...

i died laughing from that commercial...the mere mention of the word has a guy bugging..its quite amusing

xx

Michelle Pixie said...

Kotex is really on a roll with these! I laughed so much! Thankfully I have a hubby who will buy me whatever I need. ;-)

A Lady's Life said...

lol funny
I always think earthquake and earthquakes can result in booboos so I think pads and even depends are great for absorbing blood and can be used as bandages so two for the price of one.Today the depends panties can be worn and are much better than pads.Absolutely no leakage and you change them at your convenience not theirs. No one thinks of them though:)

Susan M. Heim said...

The video is hilarious. I sent the link to my husband and two teenage sons and asked them, "Would you help out the lady in this video?" I already know how they'll answer, though. NO WAY!

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