Due to lack of viable shipping options, I don't buy online, but from a pharmacy. I don't get the opportunity to have diapers very often, and when I do, I like the Molicare Mobile pull ups. I haven't had any for months, but yesterday I had the correct combination of disposable income and an empty house, so I decided that the time was right.
I drove to a pharmacy a few suburbs away, where I've got them before, but when I went in, I was the only customer. I went to the usual spot, but the store layout had changed and they weren't there. As I'm looking around, the clerk behind the counter, a middle aged lady, approached me, asking if I needed help.
Now I'm not into humiliation at all, but nor am I exactly shy either.
"Incontinence supply's?" I said.
She led me to a new aisle, and there they were, but no Molicare ones.
"Is this what you're after?" She asked.
"Not exactly. I'm looking for Molicare pull ups,' I said.
She pointed to a higher shelf, and there they were, but small and medium size only.
Without even thinking about what I was saying, I asked, 'Do you have any large or extra large? The mediums don't fit me properly.'
As soon as the words were out of my mouth, I could've dug a hole, and crawled into it.
God bless her, she didn't bat an eye. She went out to the back store room, leaving me red faced in front of the pharmacist, and returned with a pack of both large and extra large.
I chose the XL, and as I'm paying, she remarked, 'I hope you don't mind me asking, but how bad is your problem? Are you seeing anyone about it? Because we have an incontinence support service."
Thinking quickly, I basically lied through my teeth. "No thanks. I don't really have a bad problem, but sometimes I wet the bed if I drink to much alcohol, and I'm going to a wedding on the weekend, and staying in a hotel, so these are just in case."
I could feel my cheeks glowing with heat by now.
But like a true professional, she didn't push it, just wished me luck and said she hoped I had a good time.
I have a feeling that I may need to find a new pharmacy next time though.