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To have complained to the shop about this?

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Lackland Fri 13-Jun-14 15:51:22

I was shopping at our local supermarket today and was looking at stuff in the beauty/ hair/ chemist aisle.
I was most embarrassed to note that they had placed the durex on the shelf above the face creams.
What if someone had noticed me looking?
I would be mortified if it became gossip in the village.
No one should ever know I buy face cream for the over fifties.

Topseyt Fri 13-Jun-14 16:19:29

I can't see as it would be worth complaining about. Wouldn't bother me, and I probably wouldn't even notice if I am honest. biscuit

LaurieFairyCake Fri 13-Jun-14 16:21:21

Ho Ho

Enjoy your condoms

TheLastThneed Fri 13-Jun-14 16:23:04


sillystring Fri 13-Jun-14 16:23:17

Reminds me of a trip to Boots many moons ago when I had the pleasure of buying
(a) A tube of Anusol
(b) Canasten thrush treatment
(c) My prozac prescription

Not my finest hour.

Objection Fri 13-Jun-14 16:26:15

Meh. I've just had to get tampons, ibroprofen, diahhrea pulls and shit loads of chocolate.
I tried to hide my shame at the self service but of course I had to get help angry

Please don't mix up the diarrhoa and the shit loads of chocolate, Objection! grin

Lackland Fri 13-Jun-14 16:40:19

Sillystring, I feel your pain...... Well the pain that needs anusol.

(Ooh I got a biscuit!)

sillystring Fri 13-Jun-14 16:44:07

Yay Lackland. Normally it's accompanied by the poster saying "My very first biscuit".

I also think I bought a packet of Immodium and a bottle of Pepto Bismol on that famous shopping trip. Man, my life must have sucked back then.

sillystring Fri 13-Jun-14 16:44:45

....some halitosis spray would have topped it off nicely...

BadgersNadgers Fri 13-Jun-14 16:48:45

If you have a sensitive condition in the bum area don't go to the Tesco store in Penicuik. There's a curly haired old battle axe who works on the tills and she will scrutinise your purchase of Preparation H to the point of putting on her specs and reading the instructions on the box before looking you up and down then handing it to you with a smirk.

greenhill Fri 13-Jun-14 16:49:30

Maybe it is company policy. I keep reading that over 50's have the most active sex lives and are the age group with the highest percentage of std's from not having safer sex.

Lackland Fri 13-Jun-14 17:05:10

Ok Greenhill, I shall add a packet of antibiotics to my shopping: that's along with my anti wrinkle cream, tena lady, pile cream, condoms and dulcolax.

myusernameis Fri 13-Jun-14 17:07:54

I think pile cream is meant to be good for wrinkles... I'm sure I've read that before.

widdle Fri 13-Jun-14 17:08:22

At our local supermarket my friend was stood behind a lady who had just 2 items in her trolley - a massive family pack of tripe and a jumbo packet of toilet paper grin

Poor lady still gets talked about years later

chemenger Fri 13-Jun-14 17:10:09

Badgers - get on that no.37 to Sainsbury's in Loanhead, they don't look twice. The till lady who reads food labels there is checking things she likes the look of to see if they are vegetarian, it can be disconcerting when she forensically examines your shopping, until you twig what she's doing. She's not interested in your bottom problems.

Lackland Fri 13-Jun-14 17:22:09

Oh Widdle, you just brought back a memory from my distant and shameful past. I was a young carefree kind of a gal back in the days when there was a UCP Tripe shop on every high street.

I used to get really woeful horrid period pains and took an off the shelf painkiller. I also was given a rather large brandy but purely for medicinal purposes of course.

There appears to have been some interaction between the medication and the alcohol. Apparently. I recall nothing.

Three days later my best friend rang me asking me why? Why I had sent her a pound of tripe carefully wrapped in brown paper and tied in string during a heatwave.

I denied it. I wouldn't do anything that stupid. Would I? Yup. I did. I still can't remember. I have quite distinctive handwriting and the evidence condemned me.

ballsballsballs Fri 13-Jun-14 18:30:24


I once went to Tesco and bought tinned catfood and some brandy for Dad's birthday. It must have looked as if I was making the worst pate ever.

GlaikitFizzog Fri 13-Jun-14 18:38:45

I'm sorry, you are worried that someone may have seen you looking at condoms? I don't see the problem.

Condoms are nothing to be ashamed about are they? Have I missed a memo?

GlaikitFizzog Fri 13-Jun-14 18:40:49

I've just re read I see what you mean now! wink

EatShitDerek Fri 13-Jun-14 18:43:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BadgersNadgers Fri 13-Jun-14 18:43:54

I would have gone to Sainsburys Chemenger but my arse was too sore to take the journey. Also they sell that really nice strawberry beer in Tesco (helps with the bum pain).

ThePinkOcelot Fri 13-Jun-14 18:46:08

Is this another totally untrue thread? If its not, it wants to be!

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 13-Jun-14 18:49:08

I was in tesco the other week. Man in front of me bought about 11 bottles of either a wine it a liqure of some kind (dark glass wife bottomed bottle)

And baby oil

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 13-Jun-14 18:49:26

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