Wednesday, June 09, 2010

disasterous relief

I don't know if any men read this blog, but if they do, be warned - "female problems" discussed herein.

The good news is that I'm not pregnant. The bad news is that I found this out at work. Wearing light colored work pants. Working a register. With an hour left in my shift. And no way to combat it.

I knew it was coming eventually. Well, you know, hoped it was coming. But I didn't feel the regular sick that I normally do, so I didn't really think about it. That is, until around 5pm last night. Sudden cramps of a certain kind, which I had to pretend weren't happening, what with the customers and not being able to leave. I held out for about half an hour until I finally called the supervisor over and said "can you please cover for me for one minute while I run to the bathroom?" I think I said it with enough urgency that as a fellow female of the species, I think she understood. "Run, go! Run!" she said. And I did.

Since I didn't have any um... feminine hygiene products, I was forced to improvise. Without going into too much detail, there was much wadding, stuffing, and padding with toilet paper. Also there was praying - praying that my light pants would hold up until 6 when I could rush home. I was uncomfortable for my last bit of work, but at least I didn't have to worry about another mouth to feed on our already very tight budget.

When I finally got off the clock, I had a message from Jay saying he was just down the street cashing in a coupon for some free food. I told him that I really needed to go home first, and luckily he is a mature enough young man to immediately understand what I meant. We discussed it, and I decided that since I haven't been out in a while, I would just stop by a store and buy a few things. After all, as Jay so wisely pointed out, it's not like they go bad. (And for those of you wondering, my pants were still wearable.)

So after a brief stop at the drugstore and an immediate run to the restaurant bathroom, we sat down and had a nice dinner. It gave me a story to tell, and all was right in the world again.

1 comment:

mar said...

gotta love being a woman.
my new coworker had to make a run to the bathroom last week less than an hour before the end of the day. and of course she was wearing white capris. she was also lucky like you that things turned out okay.

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