I do! My last attempt to restock my supply of diapers sure has a nice story that comes with it.
I've always wanted to get some Molicares again, so I decided that this week would be the ideal time to do it, and I wanted a whole case. Problem is: Most online companies just stick the address label on the original box and send it off, so I had to make sure that I am home myself to receive the package. When I get individual bags, or order from the good ole Save Express online store, which offers discreet shipping, it's not that big of a deal when I'm not at home - someone else in my house (8 apartments, all of them filled with people 70 or older ) will just take delivery of the package for me. But having a package with MOLICARE and "Incontinence pants" printed all over it delivered to a nosey 70 year old woman who may even know what Molicare sells? Heck, no! So today was the day, as I was home all day anyway!
The cheapest online seller for Molicares happens to be an online pharmacy located in my city. So I called them yesterday and asked if they had the Molicares in stock and would send them out the same day. The woman on the phone said they would, so I placed my order. I got the usual order confirmation...but no shipping notice. I kept checking my email half a dozen times last night - nothing.
So as soon as I woke up this morning. I called the pharmacy and they confirmed that they had, indeed, not sent out my package yesterday. :badday: "Damn", I thought, "There goes my diaper supply!" However, the lady from the pharmacy promised to call me back and work something out. I offered to just come and pick up the package, as their warehouse is only about 5 km away and easy to get to by public transport. She agreed, and I jumped on the streetcar/tram to get to that place. When I arrived, I made it known who I was and that I wanted to pick up my stuff. They quickly got my box, apologized for the inconvenience they had caused (even got a 5 EUR off coupon for my next order), handed me a whole bag full of samples of various medical products and I was out the door again.
So there I was, holding a big box of diapers waiting for my streetcar/tram. And yes, the box was screaming "Molicare" and "incontinence pants". So I hid the box as best as I could on the streetcar, trying to shield it with my body. HOwever, I had to transfer to another streetcar at the city's most busiest interchange station. So I just grabbed the box, thought "screw it" and marched around downtown to the proper stop for my streetcar home.
And I tell you what: FOr a product that people decribe as "fluffy", diapers are damn heavy! I was sweating like a pig when I finally arrived back home (had to carry the box the 9 minute walk from the streetcar stop to my house).
And this is what I got:
The two small bags in the front came were two free samples they gave me.
So I scored
- 56 Molicare Super Plus medium
- 4 Molicare Super Plus medium (samples)
- a 5 EUR off coupon
- various other samples
for just 37 Euros ($55)...and the embarrassment of walking around downtown with a box of diapers!