Tuesday, March 31, 2015

More of life's little mysteries

One of the duties of the campground hosts is to check the showerhouse in the evening to make sure there's adequate toilet paper in the dispensers, all of the toilets are functioning, the shower stalls are free of trash like empty shampoo bottles, and that things in general are in decent condition. Over the past month, I've found a few things campers have forgotten: a pair of gloves, a hand towel, etc. Last night, however, was a first. This was perched on a toilet paper dispenser:
Two questions: Who carries a tampon into the toilet and then forgets to use it? I know that back when toxic shock syndrome hit one bizarre theory was that women became infected when they forgot to remove tampons when their periods ended, but, speaking as a person with some experience in these matters, I found that theory shaky from Day One. Perhaps I was wrong to be dubious?

Second, when did they start printing pep talk slogans on feminine hygiene products? "Challenge yourself" and "Play to win" on tampon wrappers?! Seriously? Does anyone actually believe that a woman who's in the process of changing a tampon takes the time to read the pep talk on the wrapper?

Then again, I bought a pair of jeans at Kohl's a few months ago that have pep talk slogans printed on the fabric for the facings for the waistband and zipper. That struck me as pretty strange, too. It's a mystery.


  1. maybe it was for a nose bleed and it stopped.

  2. At least it didn't say "#Race Together!"

  3. Not quite on the subject; but my wife and i were at a Chinese restaurant last summer and when I opened the fortune cookie it said 'you have no fortune.'
    I wish I had kept that slip. Perhaps it is in the same light with tampons: someone has a sense of humor.
    the Ol'Buzzard


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