What's there to be ashamed of?



My sister woke me up yesterday to tell me that there’s no more feminine wash and pantyliner.  It’s not a good idea to talk to me right after I wake up.  I have a slow boot up process that I tend to be rude in the first few minutes while my memory is loading.  So I just shoved her off and told her I only do groceries on weekends since everything is budgeted.  She just left probably in a bad mood.  I just went back to sleep.

Suddenly, the feminine wash and pantyliner made an impression on my memory.  I remember a time when we attended a concert.  I brought a bag with me and my female relatives dumped their stuff into it, including sanitary napkins.  So when we were at the gate for inspection, the security guard gave me a what-are-these-things-doing-in-your-bag look, when he saw the packs of napkins in a bag.  I felt embarrassed.

I recalled another time when a relative asked me to buy sanitary napkins for her at the nearest sari-sari store.  I asked, why me.  She just told me that its shameful for a lady to buy it at the store especially when there were boys standing there.  So I obliged since she told me to buy candies with the extra money. 

I went to the store and told the tindera in a soft voice what I needed.  I don’t want others to overhear what I was buying.  The tindera gave me the napkin cleverly wrapped in a newspaper and the candies in a clear plastic.  I find it funny why the napkins need to be wrapped when it still obviously looked like a napkin was placed in there.  I hurriedly went back home while hearing giggles from the bystanders.  I was the one who got embarrassed.

I woke up with a decision that I need to buy the delicate necessities of my sister.  This time, it’s not just pantyliners or napkins, but I have to buy a feminine wash, shaver, hair conditioner and body lotion, as well.  What can be worst than that? 

I was at the body care section of the grocery store.  I was the only guy roaming around the area looking for the kikay stuff.  While other lady shoppers were getting special treatment from the sales ladies, I felt I was getting a what-are-you-doing-here looks from them.  Finally I have everything I needed in the basket and went straight to the cashier.  I fell in line since a lady shopper was in front of me checking in the more kikay stuff like make up, nail polish and more.  I waited for another embarrassment for the things I was buying.

My turn.  It was a good thing I was greeted politely like a normal male shopper.  To my relief, I received the items with no giggles, unwanted remarks, or strange looks from the cashier.  Then, I noticed, that the lady in front of me was no lady at all.  But a guy dressed in tight female clothes.  I looked back at the cashier and she just gave me a nod and a smiled.  No wonder, the cashier thought it was normal for me to buy these things. 

I wanted to say, Excuse me, but I am not related to that lady, I mean, to that man.  These stuffs are for my sister.  But, I glanced upon my reflection at the steel bars and noticed my shirt was pink.  I decided, its not good to argue and prove my manliness.

I just said to the cashier, “Miss, thank you”, using my deepest and most modulated manly voice.  Then, I left and hid all the items in my bag.



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5 Responses to “What's there to be ashamed of?”

  1. kwan says:

    wehehe. gin sugo man ko sang una bakal napkin sa tiangge. pakta kung ano linya ko…

    ‘nang bakal ko gani daku nga band-aid para sa daku nga pilas.

    another version “Nang bakal ko band-aid sa bulanan nga pilas”. Hehehe. ano pa guid ayhan mga secret sg girls?

  2. Jap says:

    LoL@jinoe =) you’re a big kid hahaha you’re right about that napkin being wrapped in a newspaper though. I never thought it weird until you mentioned it. I always thought that they wrap everything in newspapers but looking back at it now, it was only the napkin that wrap! hehehe

    I got over the embarassment when I reached high school. In my case, buying condoms used to be embarassing. But now, I’m proud to throw in a bottle of lube with the purchase, cause it means one thing…I’m gettin’ some lovin’ hahaha

  3. intsik says:

    lactacyd na xa jin? hahahaha

  4. intsik says:

    hahahahaha good luck!

  5. Maxie says:

    I’m a girl and I still have to make sure that’s not the only thing I pick up from the store whenever I have to buy the femmy stuff. Wala pa daan putos-putos sa newspaper diri. I can only imagine how bad it would be for a guy. haha!

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