September 15, 2005

Days Like These

I really should read my horoscope before leaving the house in the morning. Had I perused today's, I'm sure it would have said something along the lines of:

Just give up. Seriously.

I mean, it wasn't THAT bad a day, aside from the dead battery, the car repair guy's truck breaking down en route to fix it, the media circus at work today and my difficulties transcribing conversations about theoretical nanoscale physics held with Italian nationals.

But the post-work shopping incident pretty much clinched it. As I tooled around BJs with The Boy, he developed a nosebleed. Since he's never really done that before I was unprepared. I had nary a scrap of absorbent tissue on hand. However, I did have, in the recesses of my purse, a panty liner.

Yes folks, I had the honor today of shopping at a giant warehouse store with a child who had an Always Light Days pressed to his left nostril. A passing employee glanced over and said, "Runny nose?" Because I am reflexively truthful, I replied, "Nope. Blood." The employee fairly ran away.

At least the adhesive on the back meant it wouldn't fall off of his hand.

I wonder what the future therapy bills from this one will be.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at September 15, 2005 09:13 PM

They really are absorbent and handy!

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 15, 2005 10:04 PM

Maxipads are the absolutely best bike helmet forehead pads, if anybody asks. They spend billions getting them to work, unlike bicycle helmet manufacturers, who spend zero on their inferior product.

And they come in a discreet pouch so you can carry extra.

Posted by: Ron Hardin at September 16, 2005 03:41 AM

And they also make absolutely splendid pads for applying shoe polish, and buffing it up to a gleaming, obsidian-glass shine, as the girls in my basic training flight discovered.
Not that the guys ever took our advice to use them in that manner... funny, that.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at September 16, 2005 02:12 PM

Pantyliner + marker = a post-it note that will not be ignored

Posted by: Jenno at September 16, 2005 03:45 PM

Here's a story about a tampon saving the life of a Marine in Iraq.

I swear, you couldn't make this stuff up.

Posted by: Laura at September 16, 2005 07:34 PM