For those who don’t know my town, it is a little one. The old girl down at the post office knows everyones goings on and even shuts up shop to eat lunch from midday until 1pm. You can go to the doctors surgery (1 doctor only) and know at least one person in the waiting room, be let in the line of people waiting to go first because they know what you are going through. The postie, Ashley, gets excited when I have a parcel delivered to me because he loves my new letterbox with the parcel safe.
So, I had to buy something a little, well, personal today at the chemist. Everyone knows Mary, the pharmasist because she is the doctors wife. So, in I popped to the chemist with more scripts for her to fill and I wandered the store like I usually do. This time, I am actually looking for something and being the teeny tiny chemist it is, it shouldn’t really be that hard to find.
Well, I couldn’t bloody find what I wanted and I was going to have to ask Mary! I bet she hides them just so someone has to actually ask for them. Say it out loud. For once, I was the only one in the teeny tiny chemist so I asked her.
‘Mary, do you sell, um, ah, condoms?’
The look on her face was one of confusion at being asked for these things. She composed herself pretty quickly and said yes yes, this way. They were in the baby stuff section! Geez, good one Mary!
So I just went to grab a box and she says to me…
“If you buy the bigger box, it is only an extra $4.00 but I guess it depends on how often you are going to need them.”
What? OMG. Was she trying to work out how often I was going to have sex? Once she realised what she had said, she disappeared back behind the counter and fussed with my prescriptions.
For some weird reason, I felt I had to explain to her that due to the chemo bizzo, I wasn’t able to have unprotected sex with my FIANCEE!!!!! so I needed these condom thingies. She knows I am engaged to Sam because more often than not, we are in the chemist together.
I don’t think I was embarrassed buying them as a teenager, why on earth was I embarrassed as a 40 something woman?
You’d think that would be enough for Mary to think about but there’s more….
Remember how Kelly had surgery recently? Well, she requires drops and cream for both ears twice a day and Sam uses those surgeon type gloves to do this. He ran out so off he went down to the chemist to buy a huge box of rubber gloves.
What must Mary be thinking………eeek