When I realized I needed tampons today, I took a brisk walk right over the hotel's little convenience shop hoping desperately that they'd have some. Sure enough, there was a little ten-pack hiding in the corner. But when I turned to the checkout counter, I saw that a man would be checking me out. Suddenly I couldn't buy only a box of tampons. I may as well have walked right up to him and said "I just started my period today!" So I looked around to see what else I could buy. Advil? Yes, I happened to be in a little *ahem* pain, as well. Gum? I could always use some of that. So I took the three items and placed them on the counter, hoping he wouldn't notice the tampons.
"That will be $24.95," he said.
"What?! But I only have a $10 Canadian bill. Umm, take out the Advil then."
"Seriously?! Fine, then . . take out the gum. How much now?"
"Ok . . *sigh* . .then I'll just take those."
At least I tried.