So, there's been a crisis of tampic proportions. I don't know how many of you lovely ladies are aware of the Tampocalypse, but it has ruined my last three cycles. Completely ruined. Not that they were just a barrel of fun to begin with, but the only period issue worse than a period is when you have a meltdown because the stupid applicators on the tampons are in fact smarter than you.
This is the unfortunate position in which I have found myself. The first time I used an applicator tampon, at age 14, I realized I hated them. I discovered ob, the applicator-free tampon that has the added benefits of being smaller and thus less noticeable and being slightly better for the environment. (Which is totally what I'm concerned about when a giant fist is clenched around my uterus, alternately squeezing and laughing maniacally.) But really, I love these tampons.
(For those of you who are are cringing because not having an applicator seems gross, let's just be real here: Tampons are gross. There's no way to make menstruation not gross, but there are ways to make it more bearable.)
Well, a couple of months ago I went to the store and discovered they didn't have ob. I was kind of in a crunch, so I grabbed the stupid applicator ones and left. I occasionally checked other stores as I shopped, however, and noticed a disturbing lack of ob. Either they'd suddenly gotten very popular, or something was wrong with the supply.
This was a crisis. See, I really am not smarter than applicator tampons. I just can't do it. (I mean, I can, but it's a challenge every time.) I won't divulge all the details, but just take my word for it: It's challenging.
So today I'm in this random grocery store that I never go into. I'm in the habit of veering by this section now, so I did, and got ready for my second habit: being disappointed. Well, guess what? Buy Low came through. I actually giggled with glee when I discovered there was one more box of the type of ob tampons that I always buy. I grabbed it. And then, after a minute of debating, grabbed the rest of the boxes too.
That's right. $30 worth of tampons. Best. Investment. EVER.