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I am so in love with all of my blog followers and twitter peeps. As most of you know, yesterday I wrote a post "How to Shock the Hell Out of Me". If you didn't read it, click the link before going any further. This post will make no sense to you if you don't. Plus, it was funny. Why didn't you read it?!
Since writing and posting the piece, I have received a lot of comments both on here and on twitter. I am so glad I could make everyone laugh with my crazy dollar store observations. I do however feel I need to give a follow-up after reading and hysterically laughing at all of your awesome comments.
I had no clue that so many of you would have bought pregnancy and ovulation tests at the dollar store. The fact that you have and the fact that the tests were accurate has led me to eat my words and feel like the dumbass in this situation. Let me explain...
All three of my pregnancies were not planned. Bravo to all of you who planned out when to try. My pregnancies all began as me willing my periods to come and when they didn't, I would drive to a drug store I normally didn't visit to buy a pregnancy test. I never wanted to run into someone I may know while holding a First Response box in my hand. And I say that like I was only holding one box. Each time I have had to buy a pregnancy test, I don't just buy one. I buy five. Seeing a positive result on one stick wasn't enough. I needed to feel that panic and oh shit feeling four more times.
Here is where the I am a dumbass comes into the picture.
Since I now know that dollar store pregnancy tests do in fact work, I am pissed at the amount of money I have shelled out to First Response. Those damn tests are expensive. Multiply the cost by five boxes and add in the fact that I had three kids and you get a shit load of money spent that didn't have to be. The math works out to roughly $100 and change spent on drug store testing when I could have spent a mere $15 on all three kids combined. See, I am the dumbass. I am admitting it. I was wrong. I am retracting all negative words I have written about this obviously amazing $1.00 deal. Many of you have also commented that the ovulation tests work as well. I too will retract all negative words I wrote about those.
I stand firm on the at home marijuana testing kit and the hair coloring, although who the hell knows at this point. Maybe they both will work well too. No one commented on either of those so we are going to assume that they don't. I still firmly believe that a $1.00 bottle of hair coloring should not be used on your hair. I freak out when I buy a box of Clairol.
I also stand firm on the ridiculous that was the man trying to return items from a previous purchase. Add in the fact that the store is literally littered with signs stating no returns and I rest my case. Sir, you did not need the $3.00 back into your pocket. I wouldn't have written about you if I thought you did. Suck up your loss and move on.
It is the dollar store for fuck sake, amazing deals and all.