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I Wtk What You Feel Silly Buying At the Store

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    Exxon

    The store down the street cracks me up ! I am not embarrassed buying much at the store , ok anything. Standing in line the other day I noticed , condoms on the go , twelve hour energy , breath mints and smokes ... I guess you have the bases covered I said , the kid looked around...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 1, 2010

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    Prying Eyes.

    It seems like every time I go to buy Astroglide or any feminine hygiene product it's inevitable that an elderly person will be behind me in the check out line.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Food

    I can easily buy x rated things or personal hygeine items, know that the cashier has seen it hundreds of times before, i can go to sex shops and buy dress up costumes, I can buy things that girls need and feel no shame. I feel silly buying food though.  I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    I Feel Silly Buying...

    Underwear, pads, tampons, bras(mostly because they are so huge, that it makes me feel rather dumb).... it shouldn't be that embarrassing to me. I had to get my friend to buy my pregnancy test when I was pregnant (obviously didn't know at the time) because it was way too...
    Karley Karley 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2008

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    Women's Underwear

    Okay, I did once just to see if anyone would notice that I wasn't a woman. And guess what? Nobody did. I never actually wore the items I bought. Well, only a couple of times. That nylon/polyester mix isn't very comfortable.
    cyberkitty cyberkitty 18-21 2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    Anything Hand Painted

    You know those really nice christmas balls with the teddybears and santas painted on them? Or sleds with snowmen and other winter scenes? Things like that really make me feel silly buying them because I can make them at home often better and cheaper than what I pay in the store...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound 41-45 1 Response Sep 11, 2008

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    Underwear

    I feel funny purchasing panties from a department store when a young man is checking me out. I'm an adult female and it's not like I'm purchasing anything slinky. I'm talking about your basic everyday restocking of panties!
    closedin closedin 41-45 3 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    Canned Air

    Sound silly, I use to keep my computer and other electronics clean, but I always feel funny about buying air, somehow seems wrong.    Yes its silly, but it's the way I feel.
    regardlessofwhattheysay regardlessofwhattheysay 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    Chocolate

    I have a sweet tooth sometimes and it gets out of hand and it seems like chocolate has always been more of a delicacy for women than men so I feel weird about it, unless it's Halloween time, or I just buy a small one at the checkout lane. Then again, maybe it's just me.
    AddictiveTouch AddictiveTouch 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    I Hate Buying...

    Anything that falls into the category of women's personal needs including bras and underwear.  I should be grown out of that by now but unfortunately I still feel silly or nervous about buying that stuff.  I will only go to an older female cashier to buy that stuff...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Nothing At All.

      I will buy anything I desire or if someone else is shy I will buy what they are affraid to. I will go into womans lingerie and personals even though some of my guy friends get freaked out by it. LOL ESPECIALY the fire fighter bretheren!
    rescue3 rescue3 31-35, M Dec 2, 2008

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    Underwear

    I feel "silly" buying underwear. I don't mean embaressed, I mean silly! Why? Well the guys on the package are usually very good looking. The six pack abs ripple above the waist band where my kegger abs hang over it. Even worse the do the butt shot of two firm cheeks...
    JustSillyStuff JustSillyStuff 46-50, T Sep 9, 2008

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    For Some Reason

     I feel silly buying tampons even though it's totally normal 1000000 of women buy them daily and i bet that the guy in the cashier don't give a fvck what i get as long as i pay and don't fvck w/ him.... I also feel silly at victiora's secrets for obvious reason like people...
    andreinac13 andreinac13 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2008

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    Panties of Course.

    I feel silly buying panties, and lingerie, and skirts.  I feel even more silly buying makeup and maxi-pads.  Mostly though, I feel silly buying (adult) diapers.
    SomeguyinUT SomeguyinUT 31-35 1 Response Feb 25, 2009

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    Condoms

    It doesnt make me nervous or embarassed like it did when I was younger.....but still its the "privacy thing" you know? I mean the person selling them to me (as well as anyone in line with me) knows Im going to "get laid" whenever I buy them. I know its silly...
    IndyJoe IndyJoe 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Oh No

    Tampons and pads.  It's even more awkward for me when the cashier is a guy...when I'm waiting in line for my turn at the cash register I just hope I get a female.  But I always get a guy  
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2008

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    Not A D**n Thing!

    It's my money and I will spend it as I please. If something is available for purchase than it is meant to be bought;) 
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 20, 2010

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    :/

    Goldfish (the crackers). I feel like I'm too old to be eating them but they're so darned tasty.
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    Hmmm I Feel Silly At The Store Buying ............

    ...........  laxatives/condoms/ tampons but depends who is on the checkout   :s ........... items under a pound with large notes ........... um .. 'comfortable' underwear.... (the unnatractive underwear that you only wear at night on your period ) lol...
    daydreamer25 daydreamer25 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    Monistat.

    I can actually buy vibrators, panties, tampons, douche...  Whatever and not be embarrassed.  But when I have to buy monistat and there was a guy checking me out I was embarrassed.  Because I feel like I'm dirty, and people are going to think I don't clean myself or...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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    Personal-type Stuff.....

    Pretty much any kind of personal products: tampons, pads, bras, underwear..... Once (this is embarrassing to even write lol) I had to buy Monistat 3 lol & that was humiliating. I was buying some of those wet wipes (almost like baby wipes, but for adults) & though that...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    So..so Many Things I Hate Buying

    I'm  17 year old girl and I absolutely hate buying underpants. It's so stupid, especially those hanes ones in the 6 packs. Oh god. Then you buy a bra and the person at the checkout line is a man. I also feel embarrased buying makeup. I don't know why, I just feel dumb...
    MasterCookiefart MasterCookiefart 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2010

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    I Only Reaslised Afterwards....

    My boyfrend and I had planned a nice night in, nothing horrifically dirty or anything, we were just going to watch some films etc etc. So I went to the shop and bought champagne, and some chocolate sauce because we had ice cream, and condoms and lube because we had run out. i...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Bikini Wax

    I feel very silly buying bikini wax kits. I know its my hair and I can do with it as I please, but I still feel silly.
    JustSillyStuff JustSillyStuff 46-50, T 5 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    For the First Time Today

    They moved the Magnums.  The old woman working the department helped me and I had to tell her what kind I needed.  She tried to give me the normal kind of trojans becuase they are "better" and I had to explain that I wanted trojans but I ...
    alisheaskylar alisheaskylar 26-30, F Dec 9, 2008

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    More Embarrased Than Silly

    The answer is... well... bras! I'm so big chested... so walking into a store and picking out a monster size bra is so embarrassing. I have to go to the plus-size section, just to hope that they have my size... and sometimes, even they don't have it! :-o
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 10, 2008

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    Hmm

    Well I realize that everyone has their needs and regardless of what you buy almost everyone uses the same thing well....I get embarrassed when I buy.. 1. condoms 2. diarrhea medicine 3.mac and cheese - now the reason being is because I buy the ones that are shapes...they taste...
    ForeversNever ForeversNever 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Here's My List

    Things I feel mortified buying at the store. 1. CONDOMS! 2. Pregnancy Test (screams hey everybody I think I'm knocked up) 3. Tampons, I know I shouldn't feel silly about that but I feel like I'm announcing to the world that I'm on my rag. 4. Cigarettes And I hate going in...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2009

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    Weird Combo

    I don't really mind buying any of these by themselves...but put them together...   1. Condoms + tampons (both for my GF at the time) 2. Tampons + laxatives (one for the GF at the time, one for my friend) 3. Laxatives + black beans (one for my friend, the other for the...
    zeligocity zeligocity 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    Pads

    Yeah...Female thing....What a drag sometimes...oh well...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    Junk Food

     I'm pretty shameless when it comes to lingerie, condoms or pregnancy tests. But when I hit a craving for french fries, or a hot dog, (which are my two really gross cravings) I feel all shy and embarrassed, and feel the need to point out that I don't eat like that all the...
    LittleMonroe LittleMonroe 18-21, F Jun 27, 2009

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    Hurry!

    I feel silly buying feminine products. It's a little uncomfortable for me. I don't know if I will get over that, but I just stand there hoping it'll go by quickly.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    Its For a Friend!

    Astro-glide or KY. They have several types now so that helps. They package it "massage lotion". This is supposed to lessen the embarrassment. Still nothing says I am spreading my legs like buying a little AstroGlide. So I never go directly to the condom aisle. First I walk...
    JustSillyStuff JustSillyStuff 46-50, T 7 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    I Was Dumb

    I bought some lavendur baby bath wash for myself, and three giggly cute and adorable girls my age all noticed.  I just played along with their story, but I was too dense that day to realise having a baby girl is a dead end.  I should have told them the truth and see how...
    cuddlyab cuddlyab 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2009

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