Learning to be grateful

Yesterday, I was so excited because I was going to blog today about my morning at the Marilyn Denis Show.

If you are male and reading this, please stop. No really, I’m warning you, do not read any further.

Yesterday kicked off Marilyn’s 10 days of giveaways and I was really looking forward to finding out what surprises the audience would get to take home. As soon as we arrived, me and my other two childless friends found out that today’s episode would feature the best 14 gifts for children 12 and under.  This is what I carried back to the office…

10 days of giveaways

Not wanting to sound ungrateful, it was a lovely morning and my niece is about to score some really great gifts from Santa. Hopefully all the men have stopped reading and it’s just us girls because ladies, you will not believe what happened to me today.

Let me set this up for you. My Aunt Flo is in town and I wasn’t prepared. I work in a 5 person office. 2 men, 3 women. The boys were out for lunch and I asked both co-workers if they had a tampon. They both responded that they only had pads and I gave them both a really mean eye roll and told them that I would check the public bathroom. The machine was empty and I marched right to the poor girl who works for the building manager and asked if she could page someone to fill it up. I don’t know what I was more disappointed in, the fact that I didn’t get a car at the Marilyn Denis show ( doesn’t she have Oprah’s budget!) or that both my co-workers wore pads but I know that they heard a earful when I got back to my office. It turns out that the girl who works for the building manager DID page someone and she went as far as asking her to personally come to my office and drop off the tampon. The thing is when she arrived I was actually in the middle of a discussion with one of my male co-workers and she not so discreetly handed over the tampon in front of him. We both froze and turned a very bright red. The lady clearly unaware of the awkward situation she was creating said “how many do you need?”  I wanted the world to swallow me up right there and then but I managed a faint “one is enough, thank you”  The lady left, my male co-worker mumbled “I didn’t need to see that” as he walked away and I was left in the middle of the office with a tampon in my hand listening to the other two girls bust a gut laughing.

Whether it’s a Cabbage Patch Doll or a really thick pad, from now on, I’ll just be grateful for what I get.

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