No that is not for me!

Philippines
June 10, 2016 7:05pm CST
What an odd request grandma wanted me to buy, She ask me to buy this for her. It was pretty awkward to me but I did it anyway. Weird because when I was already for the check out, the cashier and other customers were all women while I was the only one that time bought this thing. Good thing though, they were not looking at me and seemed busy with their own stuff I'm glad no one ask if this was for me or something. But I had bought adult diapers for her three years ago when she couldn't go to the bathroom yet.
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@toniganzon (69902)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
These days i see a lot of men buying sanitary napkins and even tampons but no women seem to care anymore. These days, things are way different. I remember back in the 80s until 90s in this country, when women buy sanitary napkins it had to be wrapped in a paper so much so that nobody would know what it was. But nowadays nobody cares. I remember my husband when we were still dating and I had an accident, he bought if for me without any embarrassment.
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@toniganzon (69902)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 yeah these days it doesn't matter anymore.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
Hello @toniganzon I buy napkins ever now and then, even paper towels and toilet papers. I'm glad people didn't really care much about it. I mean, I was the only guy who bought that time
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@toniganzon hard to believe they ignore me on that cashier.
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@ida123 (6206)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Jun 16
I also asked my husband to buy me a sanitary napkin when I have my period and the saleslady asked him, "Sir, does your wife has still her monthly period"? He immediately answered to them, yes, she still has that but deep inside her, why my wife do ask me to buy this stuff? Ha, ha after that, I never asked him to buy me anymore.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
Hello @ida123 That's not their business really. I mean, it's the human female body for petes sake! most specially if the cashier is a women, they shouldn't be intrigue by it.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
@ida123 right. as if they don't do it themselves.
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@ida123 (6206)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 But I think the employees are only making some jokes to my husband.
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@patgalca (17823)
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Jun 16
My daughter gets all paranoid when she shops. She doesn't want to be JUST buying personal hygiene products or JUST junk food. She thinks people will judge her. These cashiers see so many people and products in a day they really don't pay any attention. I was in line with a cart full of items at our pharmacy and the man behind me was standing there with a box of tampons in his hands. I told him to go ahead since he just had one item. I then proceeded to text my daughters and say "It's a real man that can go into the store and buy a box of tampons." Don't be embarrassed. You were doing a good thing and anyone with half a brain would know that you were doing something for someone else and there is never anything wrong with that.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
Hello @patgalca I could have bought two, but my budget wasn't enough. Well, it was my first time anyway, and they didn't mind
• United States
11 Jun 16
That is very sweet you went out to buy some liners for your grandmother. My boyfriend sure wouldn't go on his own though. Props to you!
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• United States
11 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 Ha-ha. He doesn't like going by himself but if I am desperately in need, I am sure he will. But luckily I stock up when they're on sale or offer a discount so I don't need to go buy feminine products often!
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
Hello @infatuatedbby Why? too manly for him? yeah, I thought about that too, but she can't just go out there since it's also hot. well, didn't have a problem the first one.
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@infatuatedbby It's better that way
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@msiduri (5689)
• United States
11 Jun 16
If anyone was silly enough to ask you about buying such personal product, it is they who should be embarrassed, not you. When was younger, I had to buy some tampons for myself as well as other things. The first store I stopped at had the tampons, but not the other things. It was raining (...lucky me...) so paper bag I had melted. The male clerk at the next store was kind enough to repack my stuff in a new bad, which meant unpacking the tampons. In front of everyone. On the way home (...in the rain...) I asked myself what I was so embarrassed about. After than, I gave up being embarrassed about buying those sorts of things.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
Hello @msiduri well, I'm a guy so I thought it was kinda akward. But then I remember I used to buy adult diapers, that didn't feel akward not one bit.
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@msiduri Nice to know they don't mind, your right they can be very nosy
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@msiduri (5689)
• United States
11 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 I buy razors and underwear for my husband. No one asks me about it. If they did the word that comes to mind would be "nosy."
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@Lucky15 (37438)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
I don't want to ask my male.siblings to buy me this. Hhaha
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
But in case your sick or disabled or something, i mean who would buy your tampons? oh, you have sisters, i almost forgot. but you know, if they're not around if the guy siblings were only available,they should buy you one @Lucky15
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@cacay1 (79430)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Jun 16
@Lucky15, hahahha met too, they'll surely refuse, and of course, what a shame on me.
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@Lucky15 (37438)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 hope they will. Haha
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@lynboobsy11 (11337)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
As of these days I think it is already acceptable in our society. Its the modern time now specially for adult diapers it is explainable that we do care for our olds.
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
I don't know how It felt akward when I didn't have a problem buying adult diapers, but with this one, I felt something not right. But I realized, I was just scared
@salonga (27786)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
You mean your grandma still has monthly period!
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@salonga (27786)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
I have no idea, and I don't want to ask @salonga
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
@salonga it looks like pantyliner, not sanitary napkin for monthly periods
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@allknowing (110830)
• India
11 Jun 16
Husbands do so much for their partners and vice versa no matter how embarrassing that could be. And anyway how on earth would anyone know you are buying for your Grandmother
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
Hello @allknowing they don't know, they didn't ask. But I'm glad they ignored me.
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@hereandthere (45833)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
way back in college, i had a classmate who would ask her brother to buy her sanitary napkin. their parents are in the province and she and her brother studied here while living in a relative's house, so they depend on each other. you can also see guys in the women's underwear section nowadays. it's really different now.
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Back in the day, it looked awkward being in the ladies clothes @hereandthere I'm proud of the democracy we have today and the open mindness some of our people.
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@carebear29 (31937)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
11 Jun 16
No shame in buying things that are embarassing.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
I still feel akward though, I'm glad they pack it with paper bag.
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@carebear29 (31937)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
11 Jun 16
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@sofssu (23717)
11 Jun 16
I am glad you did it for her though it could get embarrassing. I did this for my Mom in law when she had an accident and was in bed with some heavy fractures,
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
Hello @sofssu good for you, there's no way she can buy that on her own.
@JudyEv (300469)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Jun 16
You are a very good grandson. I know many who would downright refuse to buy these sorts of products.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
Hello @JudyEv there was no one else around anyway and I couln't let her wait for mom.
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@JudyEv (300469)
• Rockingham, Australia
11 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 Your grandmother is very lucky. :)
@responsiveme (23146)
• India
11 Jun 16
Times have changed. Me and my girlfriends would feel awkward about asking for the napkins and would blurt out the request as quickly as possible. And even the salesperson would take it down and wrap it up quickly as possible so other customers don't notice... I am glad that things have changed and young people are confident and unembarrassed now
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Hello @responsiveme Thinking way back, maybe I should have bought at least two of these tampons so that I don't have to come back anymore. maybe next time, I'll just buy more.
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@MGjhaud (22026)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
it would be irrational for them to ask when clearly youre a man. i asked few men to buy me those, no biggies.
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Hello @MGjhaud well, you're right. I'm glad this is the modern time and they didn't have a problem buying this for her.
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• United States
11 Jun 16
the hubs ne'er minded pickin' such 'p when he'd be makin' a trip to the store. 'course he also bought tampons...to put'n the horses ears when he'd go huntin' (to protect their hearin') 'n packs both'n his first aid kit :)
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Hello @crazyhorseladycx woah! on their ears? that's so new to me
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@crazyhorseladycx now I learned something new from you. DO you think i could do this with my dogs when ever there's new year?
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• United States
16 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 i dunno 'bout doin' such fer yer pups, reckon'd depend'n how big they're? the moisture'n their ears might cause some troubles i'm thinkin' :(
@gr8nana6 (6739)
• Conyers, Georgia
11 Jun 16
That was sweet of you to get those for your grandma, what a good grandson you are.
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
Hello @gr8nana6 I wouldn't mind buying for her again if she runs out of it.
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@paigea (35307)
• Canada
11 Jun 16
One should not be embarrassed to buy any necessary item. Your Grandma must appreciate it.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
Hello @paigea well, they did kinda laugh about it though.
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@trivia79 (7829)
• El Segundo, California
11 Jun 16
carefree for your grandma? is she still having period? LOL
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@trivia79 too old for me to mention
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• Philippines
11 Jun 16
I don't know @trivia79 but I've read that must be painful
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@trivia79 (7829)
• El Segundo, California
13 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 how old now is your grandma?
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@JustBhem (72203)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Jun 16
Haha. I imagined the look of those people. I really admired guys who buy napkins for thier mother or girlfriend. It's the bravest act for love. lol
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• Philippines
14 Jun 16
well, I bought this for my grandma @JustBhem Mom never ask me to buy this for her
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@JustBhem (72203)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 Haha. And you must be a good grandson then. lol