Strange reaction buying condoms. Ever happen to anyone else.
Posted Mon Feb 21, 2011 02:08 AM
Anyways, a couple of weeks ago, my girlfriend is throwing a baby shower for one of our good friends. This lady and her BF have been together for about four years and decided to have a baby which meant they went off of using condoms. My girlfriend and her other friend that were planning the party thought it would be funny as part of the decorations to blow up condoms and write funny stuff all over them (of course whenever condoms are blown up, hilarity ensues). She sent me to the store to get some.
I haven't bought condoms in about six or seven years since me and the GF had been together for a couple of years and went off of them ourselves. I'm looking at the rack and decided that since the Magnum XL's are the biggest, they would blow up bigger so we would have more room to write things on them (of course, I didn't think about them being lubed and we ended up rinsing them all off, letting them dry, I wasn't about to return them or exchange them or buy more, fifteen bucks for a box of balloons was already my limit).
I go bopping up to the counter where Jody is on duty, I'm the only customer in the store so I'm looking forward to chatting. First thing I get the big smile and "Hey how's it going" until she picks up the condoms to scan them and she suddenly looks at me, get this weird blank look on her face and looks away. She took my twenty gave me my change, threw the condoms in a bag, handed them to me, muttered, "have a good one", then turns around to restock the cigarette rack. Instantly felt chilly so I leave. Clueless, me it didn't occur that it might be because I'm buying condoms (I was still thinking of them as balloons).
Couple of days later I go in, she's at the counter, no smile or wave or acknowledgment when I come in. She actually looked away. I went and got milk, go up there. Again the same attitude. I didn't bother to initiate any conversation, having no idea what was wrong. Couple of people jumped in line behind me so I split as soon as possible. Go in again just yesterday, this time there are two different woman up at the counter, I know them both in passing from being in the store. Ones probably early forties, the others up in her sixties.
As soon as I walk in the younger says "Hello" gives me a big grin and a wave. I wave back and go to the endcap with batteries which faces the counter. This store up until recently was selling some sort of kids DVD's or something and there was a television (turned off) on top of the end cap. I could see the counter and two woman behind me in perfect reflection.
I did overhear when I was looking at the batteries, that the younger woman was telling the older woman something and they were both giggling about it. I glance in this television, and they're are both looking at me kind of laughing and the younger one is holding her hands spread apart (I guess like shes indicating a big dick) and the older woman is looking me up and down. .I grabbed the batteries, go up to the counter and they are both trying not to laugh out loud while ringing me up. As I'm leaving the store they're both like "Goodbye" kind of flirty and still trying not to laugh. So it hit me that maybe that's what Jody's attitude was about but I can't figure out why.
So I am assuming Jody said something to the younger woman about this which really puzzles me regarding her reaction towards me. According to my buddy I was talking to about this earlier whenever he buys condoms (of course the Magnum XL's and they are still too tight) the counter women and any women customers in the vicinity automatically start flirting with him and he ends up getting phone numbers and propositions. (he's an alright guy though a bit of a Neanderthal when it comes to woman but can't understand why he can't get into a relationship.) Now I understand, occasionally, yes a woman is going to be interested or maybe give a smile or smirk or something.
But, I feel like I somehow offended Jody just buying these condoms. I mean it's obvious I'm not wanting to date her and vice-versa. Was this somehow too personal? Did it make her think I was some sort of pervert or something? And if she acted like it pissed her off, why would she tell someone else about this?
So, I guess I'm wondering what reactions other people have gotten to buying condoms? Like this or maybe more positive? I thought in today's society this would be a pretty common occurrence. I mean they're freakin' condoms, it's not like I was buying a five foot long twenty horsepower vibrator or something.
Besides, guys responses, women are more than welcome to chime in on this since they might be able to shed more light on this. It bums me out because just going to the store was kind of a highlight for being such a mundane task. Any input is appreciated.
Posted Mon Feb 21, 2011 02:55 AM
Posted Mon Feb 21, 2011 02:56 AM
and im freakin gorgeous! lol
i get more attention when im buying bacon... but its mostly from guys lol
Posted Mon Feb 21, 2011 05:28 AM
Or you can approach her, corner her, look her square in the face close like and say, "How are you?" As she answers or doesn't, then you say "Never mind..who really cares"and then you just walk away quietly....you got the last word. That leaves a person very cold and wondering what they did...like blabbering about you....which she does to everybody...not just you.
This post has been edited by edopholeteus: Mon Feb 21, 2011 05:42 AM
Posted Mon Feb 21, 2011 08:06 AM
Posted Mon Feb 21, 2011 09:08 AM
Posted Mon Feb 21, 2011 03:24 PM
Posted Mon Feb 21, 2011 04:32 PM
Using the reasoning that its because you bought large condoms, then god help me as I buy super plus tampons, so i'm sure all at my local pharmacy (if they care to notice what I buy) will think i've a vagina the size of a wizards sleeve.
You're over thinking it. Its only condoms, they sell them everyday i'm sure.
Posted Mon Feb 21, 2011 05:58 PM
Duchess- i love your similes!
OP- I am not sure why this is such a big deal to you, i just let it go and never think about it again. I never pay any attention to people that buy condoms or tampons or prego tests or lubrication, or anything that is seemingly risque, why bother! I don't know if it would matter to her the size, maybe she just thought of you as that fatherly type character and it would be weird to see your pops buying condoms. I am just saying cause it was bizarre when i found my dads porn!
Posted Mon Feb 21, 2011 08:58 PM
Posted Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:47 PM
Once, I was purchasing pads for my wife at the local wally world. I was in line with a few other people waiting to be checked out by some young woman. When it was my turn she had the nerve to lift them in the air and try to embarrass me for buying them. Didn't work cause it is just a product and I was glad to help out the wifey. Just because a young twit thought it was fun to laugh and snicker for everyone to hear, I decided to make it worth it for her. I looked up at her with a very angry face (keep in mind I am 6'4" and built like a linebacker) and proceeded to communicate with her in a deep, loud, forceful voice.........
"I'm having a bad flow day"
Didn't hear a word from her again...................
This post has been edited by nate4546: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:45 PM
Posted Tue Feb 22, 2011 02:56 PM
This post has been edited by DaNerdling: Tue Feb 22, 2011 02:57 PM
Posted Wed Feb 23, 2011 01:05 AM
Yeah, Lady R. I guess it would be like watching a parental figure (more like a grandfather in this case) buying something intimate or something.
Like I said it was no big deal, I just thought it was a weird reaction.
Nate: I love your story.
DaNerdling: I love the Chinese guy's comment.
And Duchess, if you ever get a weird look or comment, ask for a bigger size.
Posted Fri Feb 25, 2011 02:36 PM
And then there was this time I was at Target and this guy in his mid-sixties was buying Astroglide or whatever that stuff is called. He bought 2 HUGE bottles of that stuff...I chucked, but then I was like, "Damn, good for him! That's awesome!"
Posted Fri Feb 25, 2011 06:06 PM
Posted Fri Feb 25, 2011 06:09 PM
Posted Sat Feb 26, 2011 08:51 PM
But before I was used to sex and selling condoms it just made me uncomfotable, so I would always look away. But eventually i got over it, but it just sounds like it was uncomfortable for her, as she kind of knew you and maybe she just felt a little awkward as you said she was youngerish, she could be also inexperienced sexually which could add to her discomfort with the situation.
But that's just my guess