The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Shopping for “Personal” Items

Do you get embarrassed when it comes time to buy “personal” items from the drug store? I have a friend, a 33-year-old woman, who absolutely refuses to buy condoms on her own. She always asks someone else in our group of friends to do it for her, and from what I understand, this behavior dates back to her college days. It’s weird to me, but I guess there are all kinds of people out there…!

I, on the other hand, don’t even blink when it comes to purchasing personal items. I mean, what’s the big deal, right? So whether we’re talking condoms, lubricants, home pregnancy tests, douches, colon cleansers, adult diapers, or protective underwear, I have no qualms about putting this stuff in my cart and heading to the register.

What about you? Can you buy items like this, or do you make your spouse/significant other/best friend do it for you?

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