Saturday, April 30, 2011

shopping for shame

it was late one night. the husband was on his way home from work & he called. "i'm at cvs, i've got chocolate chips, cadbury eggs & peanut butter cups. oh, and pepto. do we need anything else?"

i started giggling. this is the same cvs where one day just before christmas i was in there with my own armload of colorful goods. i plopped a bottle of pepto, a box of gas-x, some alka-seltzer and a box of tampons on the counter. the guy looked at it, and looked up at me with big eyes & a not-so-vague look of disgust on his face. i felt a little bit embarrassed. i guess it's good i didn't have any preparation-h in my pile or my shame would have been complete.

21 comments:

  1. You've got your priorities straight:). It's amusing to think that the stuff they sell, makes them uncomfortable.

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  2. Oh! I know that look! It's got to be the same one my late husband and I used to get when we'd buy books at a garage sale. We'd get books about Sex, Hitlers and Religion. No,....not all in the same book. Yeesh!

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  3. I had a similar trip to Wal-Mart one evening. My brother and I rode together and were in line together. I had tampons, pamprin, and chapstick. He had Astroglide. Most awkward trip to my home town ever!

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  4. Poor guy -- sounds like his life is going to be one long learning experience. :-)

    Pearl

    p.s. You asked if I knew the guy wiht the tennis ball on the end of the stick (the one who asked me if I'd been busy since high school). The best part of that is no, I don't know him. :-) I'm in my 40s and he can't be out of his 20s yet. :-)

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  5. I think that your husband had things just right! What else do you need?

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  6. When I get that look of disgust, I don't feel embarrassment. I get mad.

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  7. Chocolate and pepto. Great combo.

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  8. Did you look back and him and say,"WHAT?"

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  9. Shame?? Those are the staples of our weekly list.

    Ugh.. we are having more storms here. Are they headed your way?

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  10. Dude. That is awesome. I love making my husband go to the store and it's my goal to put together a list that will embarrass him. Just for fun. It's like... one of the last fun things we get to do as a married couple. :)

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  11. Preparation-H in your "pile?" Good thing you didn't write "piles."

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  12. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAx infinity. I can only imagine the look in the cashiers eyes...be glad he didn't take one step back then it would have certainly been the walk of shame as you departed the CVS. This story was a complete gas it bled me dry of laughter. Thank you- per norm... you hit the spot! gotta love ya! :D sherilin "guaranteeing smiles, busting gas bubbles until the end of time..." go you!

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  13. that guy was a dink. I used to worry about that stuff, back when I was younger and would buy tampons and condoms at the same time. Too old to care now. Tell that guy to SUCK IT.

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  14. uh-oh...was that pg 13 ish, what I just said? Hrm...

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  15. Don't you HATE that??? I want to take a tampon and poke them in the eyes...

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  16. It's always good to buy stuff like that when you're traveling and not near people who might see you on another occasion!

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  17. @Karen: By "Suck It" do you mean the tampons or the condoms? ;-)
    If it was PG-13ish, then color me "PG-13ish (that probably makes no sense at all).

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  18. haha! Ya, the Prep.H would have been the icing on the cake!

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  19. What is cv's??
    I often wonder what check out clerks often think of the things that come through.

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  20. Pile of shame. I love it. I always hide my Basket of Shame (prescriptions) when the in-laws come to town. I also hide the porn.

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  21. If it makes you feel any better last month I got a text from my roommate that said 'At CVS. Buying fitness magazine, pregnancy test, vodka and diet coke. The guy at the counter looks mortified." So I think it's safe to say that your purchases was a lot more PG than my roommate's. :)
    Ava

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don't let me be the only one doing the talking around here. spill your guts!