Today’s cartoon on condom purchasing and the embarrassment it can cause was inspired by real life. The other day I had a few things to pick up at the grocery store and I was waiting in line behind a 20 something woman who confidently held a box of condoms in her hand ready to purchase. I thought to myself that I was so happy to be married so I didn’t have to deal with that anymore.
I don’t know about you but when I used to buy condoms, I tended to throw a couple more non essential items into the basket. For a time at my local grocery store you had to ask the pharmacist to unlock a cabinet where they were located. I guess because people would rather steal them than be embarrassed by purchasing them.
Thinking back, condom purchasing wasn’t the only thing I used to be embarrassed doing. I once was a gopher in an office where I had to buy tampons for the five women that worked there. Of course none of them used the same type. So here I went lugging five boxes up to the counter. The clerk looked at me funny and I said “This is the lowest point in my career.”
Even speaking up and ordering a drink at a crowded bar. I tended to just hold my money in my hand hoping eventually the bartender would see me. My wife can’t believe that I ever was shy for any reason. How about you? Anything you used to abhor doing that is no big deal now?