Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Really? Dollar store pregnancy tests?

A few years ago when DH and I were building our family (covert terminology for having sex) there were a couple months where I was wondering "could I be?" I drove to the drugstore, ready take a test just to find out with a little more certainty.

Buying a pregnancy test was always a tricky thing.  First, I would wait a suitable amount of time to be sure there was a REASON to take the test.  Then, I had to convince myself to go to the store to buy the test, then I had to build up the guts to go ask a clerk to open LOCKED glass compartment that held these precious $15 sticks that could give me the answer, all while clutching my purse strap with my left hand up near my shoulder so the clerk would SEE the wedding ring.  Ya know?

Well I took my son to the Dollar Store the other day so he could buy a little something with his allowance.  Wandering around following a 5 year old clutching to the dollar her earned for finding the carpet under 12 inches of legos, race cars, stuffed animals and books, I couldn't help but notice right there on the aisle with the $1 hair brushes and car wax...$1 pregnancy tests!  Dozens of them! 

Holy cow!  I would have peed on a stick every day for a month if I new it would only cost me a buck a piece. 

7 comments:

Sarah said...

They had those five years ago. My boyfriend at the time laughed and wondered if they were so bad you'd get a "maybe" result.

Audrey said...

Hilarious!and just wait til little guy starts asking you questions about that kind of stuff.....
Like Mom, what are these giant bandaids (maxipads) for?

krystyna81 said...

Sarah - that's so funny! It is one of those products where you think..."can it really be good if it's only $1?" I mean I love getting $1 sudoku books or helium party balloons for a buck...but I'm thinking even after you take $1 store pregnancy test, you still wonder "but...is it right?!?"

krystyna81 said...

Audrey - So true! I met one of his teachers the other day and she looked at me and said "listen, I'll promise to not believe anything Jack says about you as long as you promise to not believe anyting he says about me" I immediatly stuck out my hand and shook on it.

Melissa Lynn D said...

My gosh, if I had to ask the clerk for them, I'd NEVER buy them! As it is, I'll drive an hour to the nearest Walmart (can't have anyone at the local drugstore recognizing me!) and buy half a cart full of stuff I don't need just to have something to hide them in! And, like you, I flash my wedding ring like crazy the whole time! I also buy a box of 2 or 3 so I don't have to go through the ritual again any time soon!
It's good to know I'm not the only one! :)

Antoine de Villiers said...

LOL!

Cindy Ellison said...

The Dollar Store pregnancy tests work, at least they did for my daughter. His name is Canyon and he's five years old. (She could not believe it because she had problems conceiving)