Kucing Gatal Speaks

Sunday, September 04, 2005

The Pharmacy Incident

Recently I walked into a pharmacy for feminine hygiene products. Oh all right, no need to skirt around a delicate issue. I bought some pads. Come on boys, say it out loud - PADS. They're a girl's best friend once a month, well at least the ultra thin types with wings. Or tampons if you prefer. I personally don't use tampons, I'm quite satisfied with pads and don't have to worry that something will get stuck up there contaminating my insides with my own blood. I know, quite kolot thinking ;)

So anyway, I saw that my favourite brand was on offer so I bought more than I usually do. It was quiet in the pharmacy, I was the only customer there and as I approached the counter, I saw that the lone cashier was a young guy. "Great," I thought. "Another young, easily embarrassed male who will probably cringe at the sight of all these packs and pick them up as if they're about to explode." I have come across many of these shy young boys who glance awkwardly at me when I place the products on the counter, wishing they were somewhere else at that very moment. I don't blame them. There's just something about these products that turn even the most macho man into a mouse.

I remember being sick one time, and asking my then-boyfriend to run down to the store and buy me some emergency supplies, and he flatly refused. "Anything else, Kucing, and I'll gladly do it ... but I'm not buying THAT," he said apologetically. So I had to drag my sick self out the door amd drive to the nearest shop, sniffling all the way and believing I was going to collapse from exhaustion, just to buy a small pack of pads. From then on I always made sure I have extra supplies just in case.

Anyway, back to the pharmacy. I had nothing else to buy so I just carried the three packs and dumped them on the counter, looking the guy in the eye. He looked down, then looked at me. I thought he would just smile shyly and ring up the purchase. I was wrong.

"Ooi, banyaknya," he grinned at me.

Hmm, not what I had expected. I decided to test his threshold for embarrassment.

"Ya lah, banyak darah," I grinned back, expecting his smile to disappear.

No such thing.

"Ya ke? Kesian ... sakit ke?" he asked, still grinning.

Damn it. Not only was this guy not embarrassed, he looked like he was enjoying the banter!

"Sikit-sikit adalah," I told him, wishing he would just shut up and complete the sale.

"Yang ni bagus ke?" he asked suddenly, holding up one of the packs.

HUH? What kind of a question is that coming from a guy?

"Boleh tahan lah, but sometimes it doesn't really give me that dry feeling," I said, switching to English and hoping the questions would stop.

"Oh. My girlfriend pakai tampon, dia kata selesa, tapi I tak tau lah betul ke tak. Kalau I, I guna yang ni. I tak nak sumbat tampon sini sana," he said. "You tak guna tampon ke?"

OK, enough was enough. This guy had turned the tables on me, and now I just wanted to get out of the store as fast as I could.

"Tak. Eh, cepat sikit dik, suami I tunggu kat luar," I lied, hoping he would just leave me alone.

He stared pointedly at my hand, the fingers devoid of any rings. Shit, he probably knew I was lying. But mercifully, he kept his mouth shut after that and scanned the packs. I paid and left hastily.

"Excuse me," he called after me. Dammit, what did he want now? I turned around, frowning, only to see him holding up the plastic bag. In my haste I had completely forgotten to take it with me.

I had to slink back into the store, get the plastic bag from him, mumble "Thanks" and slink out again. All the while he was still grinning at me.

Cis, bedebah betul! Jantan tak tau malu...

Till next time, this is Kucing Gatal signing out with a padded Meow.

18 Comments:

  • LOL! When plans backfire, they tend to leave you in a state of embarassment, hehe.

    But the guy does have balls though, to be able to speak about stuff like that so easily. Either that, or he has a damn thick face.

    By Blogger xaph, at September 04, 2005 4:57 PM  

  • Poor KG! But turnabout is fair play....

    But your one-time boyfriend was typical of the male of the species, no? At all other times a strutting tomcat, but when running the simple errand of buying PADS, how?

    Hope you've had a good weekend.

    By Blogger plink, at September 05, 2005 2:52 AM  

  • ROFL

    It actually amuses me to go to the lady cashier when I buy rubbers. :P

    By Blogger tigerjoe, at September 05, 2005 10:57 AM  

  • hahaha.. sorry my dear KG.. i just had to laugh..

    By Anonymous Aku, at September 05, 2005 11:52 AM  

  • Hurray for the cashier-boy :D

    By Anonymous bawangmerah, at September 05, 2005 12:09 PM  

  • my hubby & my younger brother never felt embarrased or hesitated to buy pads for me. the only thing that confuses them is the variation of wings they have in store ;-p

    By Blogger LaDy D, at September 05, 2005 12:18 PM  

  • hahaha!! i would have been SO malu, i wouldn't even know how to answer. aiyoo....

    but it's true, i had to FORCE my x-bf to buy me a pack once coz i told him it wouldnt b the first and my currently bf is just UNCOMFY when i start walking to the hygiene lane. hahaha!! these guys are so funny sometimes....:)

    By Blogger mistyeiz, at September 05, 2005 12:46 PM  

  • Luckily my bf doesn't have a problem. I trained him well. I can even trust him to buy my bras. =D

    By Blogger Hedonistics Anonymous, at September 05, 2005 2:06 PM  

  • haha... funny encounter KG... thats why dun play play wit guys. some can attack when u least expect it.

    i personally dun see why guys should be malufied when it comes to pads. same like buying condoms la. no need malu cos everyone uses it. :)

    By Blogger Shanker, at September 05, 2005 3:37 PM  

  • hehe personally have no problems with pads. been running errands for mys sister and my mom since kecik so had proper training. the grocery store where i use to buy them used to wrap them up in newspapers for what ever reason la..

    By Blogger Acat, at September 05, 2005 4:01 PM  

  • Ouch! huhu... huge embarrASSment!
    I'd rather go to other counters, other farmacies, or other planet to buy that!

    By Blogger Butterflyn, at September 05, 2005 8:59 PM  

  • Ya, just my luck to find that one pharmacy with a shameless jantan. But looking back, it was pretty funny. I wonder if I had any shocked expression on my face ...

    Forgive me the slow updates this week, I've some stuff to do!

    By Blogger Kucing Gatal, at September 06, 2005 4:53 AM  

  • hah hah. you did start it though, didn't you?

    By Blogger vagus, at September 06, 2005 6:56 AM  

  • :D

    By Blogger Kaki Cucuk Langit, at September 06, 2005 9:15 AM  

  • LOL...mmg jantan tak tau malu =P

    Eh..I tell you, my guy would rather be seen buying pads for me than be seen buying condoms ok.

    Weird I tell you.

    By Anonymous S-Kay, at September 06, 2005 5:59 PM  

  • i love your blogs

    my blog has haiku as well in fact so far it is all haiku
    but will change this soon

    anyway my blog is about an erotic affair by a local couple.

    come , read and comments:)

    By Blogger Adam, at September 07, 2005 6:29 PM  

  • Haha OMG that guy has thick skin.

    By Anonymous ShaolinTiger, at September 08, 2005 1:15 AM  

  • Bwahaha... see who's embarassed now! :)

    By Blogger Lao Chen, at September 12, 2005 1:06 PM  

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