Monday, November 19, 2007

Men and The Humble Sanitary Pad

I once had an emergency, where I woke up from a nap 1 afternoon to find that I'd gotten my period. I was at this time enjoying my holiday, visiting my sister in Kota Kinabalu. Since it wasn't my house, and I'm not one of those girls who count the days to their next menstrual cycle, I didn't have any pads on me. Groggy, and not too comfortable, I went to my brother and asked him, very nicely, if he could drive down to a nearby store to get me some. Let me share the conversation.

Me: B, can you get some pads for me? It's an emergency.


Me: Please! I didn't bring any with me.

B: No! What's wrong with you? Why don't you go yourself? It's not like you're sick or anything!

At this point, I've given up the argument. There I was, trying my best not to sit on anything, and he expects me to get into a car and drive. Right.

Fortunately for me, I found some of the goodies stocked in my sister's room.

I had an ex-boyfriend who had the same view of pads. Fortunately for him, I'm creative, and I devised a way for him for get used to it. Don't worry, I didn't do anything mean. He's still alive and unhurt (more's the pity), with a healthy perspective towards the everyday (or month) product.

Anyhow, I still don't see why a sanitary pad can inspire mortal fear in some men. It's as if they've gone through some macho-conditioning that tells them to stay away from what is essentially a bigger sized cotton pad. Honestly, it's just a pad. People know what it's for. M-E-N-S-T-R-U-A-T-I-O-N. You'd think that it was the Plague, the way they stay away from it.

It's not going to make you less manly, guys! Trust me! In fact, it may do you a lot of good to help your female friends to get them when needs be.

Think about it. If your female friend has gone through what I have, and you just happen to be different and actually help her, she'll be so grateful that you'll be in her good graces for a long time (at least, until the next argument)!

If we can buy your underwear for you, you can certainly reciprocate once in awhile by getting us our box of Kotex.


Toadee said...

It's no big deal.
With a wife and three teenage girls I am often to be found searching for a late night shop to cater for emergencies and I'm definately buying shares in Tampax lol

Zainijimmy said...

it happen to me once..hehhe..err...not the period thinggy la but buying it for friend hhe..and end up keep calling her for her brands kehekhe...

Anonymous said...

LOL. I made my bf buy my pads a lot of time. He seems ok with it. God bless his heart. :P

Ratu Syura said...

Rafiq doesn't mind getting me pads.. He even knows the difference between wings and non-wings. :D

I know some guys who mind though. I really don't know why.

p/s: good luck on your papers!!

SheLa La La said...

my brothers are the worst Acom, if they knew in my bag got pad they wont kacau my bag if they need my phone or something they will ask me to take it out..sometimes i use the pad to save my bag from them..LOL
but yeah i dun understand some man though...its not a 'penyakit' anyway...
*count ur period better! sometimes we can't rely on others...cheers ('',)

Anonymous said...

mens hater that kind of men..huhu :D

SR215 said...

Honestly la, there's no girl in the house or friends or any girls that will ask me to help them buy their pad..


Mas Light said...

@_@ i didn't comment on this? wait, i swear i red it already this morning, but i didn't comment ka? omg~ anyways, hahahah yes! guys are awkward when ask to get girl's stuff..*rofl ~

Haizum said...

@Toadee: Good for you then!

@Zaini: Did you tapuk-tapuk when you brought it to the counter to pay? =P

@Cindy: Oh lucky you!

@Syura: Rafiq sounds like a gem! You keep that man!

@Sheel: *laughs* It seems we're on the same boat.

@Kasyah: *laughs* I wonder why. There's nothing wrong with knowing which pads are which!

@SR: Careful what you say! It might come back and bite you on your.. err... behind. =P

@Massy: What about Nafi? Does he run away from girls stuff? *chuckle*

Nessa said...

The last time I asked my other half to buy me those pads, he had this bewildered look, as if he was gonna have a heart-attack! I think it's about EGO la tu:)

Nice blog. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Hope to see you around:D

Haizum said...

@Nessa: *laughs* So you have the same problem too! And thank you! I'm sure I'll be dropping by a lot. :D