AKA, paranoid person buying diapers for the first time. How do you do it without panicking every time? xD Because good god, everything that could've gone wrong aside from flat-out being seen buying them and stared at did happen.
I didn't even intend to... I was at the store buying other things and got caught on a whim. Found the aisle and noticed that straight ahead was an employee stocking shelves. She's paying no attention, but in my mind she's going to look up and see a 20 year old girl grabbing adult diapers and I'll be caught. Reality is if she spotted me she'd probably pity me, thinking I have some awful bladder problem more than anything else, but you don't think like this in the moment xD Multiple people start walking up and down the same aisle and I'm stuck staring at lip balm for 10 minutes praying for them to leave... I walk away and do a circle only to find another employee has parked himself right in front of the aisle to stock elsewhere... Keep doing circles, certain that someone's noticing me and thinks I'm insane... and then an older guy goes up the aisle and spends quite a bit of time thoroughly examining each package. xD I envy his lack of embarassment, but he was in his 70's at best and obviously beyond caring what people thought, hehe.
I finally get them, and thankfully there are self-checkout aisles where the bagging thing is right next to the checkout thing(everything is a "thing", I have no idea what these are actually called, lol), so no conveyor belt... but, as I start heading up, not one, but FOUR employees gather right next to it, for no apparent reason, just talking and standing exactly where I don't want them to be. They finally scatter and I manage to get everything together and paid for, and my only stroke of luck was just getting out of there xD I'm antisocial as it is, trying to be antisocial and secretive is too much work for me. Especially since I seem to define Murphy's Law.
Anyone else have an interesting/funny/traumatic first-buy experience? hehehe