Thursday, April 24, 2014

Things You Should Never Say To a Woman Buying a Pregnancy Test


I’m back! I know I mentioned in my last post that I would share what made my pregnancy test purchase outing such a disaster. I went to our local Dollar Store, it was the closest store to my house and like I said, I am impatient.  That was probably my mistake to assume that I would get respectable customer service at the dollar store. . . Also, apparently pregnancy tests are stolen quite a bit as they keep a cardboard cutout that you have to take to the register to get the actual tests. Weird! These are not the digital tests that are really expensive. These are like 5 dollars for 2 tests, pretty cheap where pregnancy tests are concerned. So after walking around the store and making sure no one else was checking out at the time, I finally took the cutouts to the register. The lady checking me out looked to be about 60 years old and may have been on drugs at some point in her life. Not judging, just stating the facts based on her voice and appearance. Upon entering the checkout line the following conversation occurred:

 

DS Clerk: “Uh oh, is this an accident?”

Me: “Excuse me?”

DS Clerk: “You had the same idea as a lady who just left. She bought two tests.”

Me: *Blank Stare*

DS Clerk: “So, was this planned?”

Me: “Well it wasn’t unplanned, but still scary.”

DS Clerk: “Well I would NOT be bringing a baby into this world. There is too much evil.”

DS Clerk: “Thank goodness I had my babies when I did.”

 

As if buying pregnancy tests aren’t scary enough, it only makes it worse when you’re verbally accosted because you may or may not be pregnant! Maybe my hormones were a bit out of whack, but I do NOT want to be one of those overly sensitive girls who cry when anyone says the word baby. Get ahold of yourself people! I decided that the lady was just dumb, simple as that, or high, that is also an option. Moral of the story – DON’T SAY A WORD WHEN A WOMAN IS BUYING A PREGNANCY TEST- a simple how are you, and thank you will suffice!

Have a great day!

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