You never know when you might need an emergency tampon.
If you’re visiting a friend who doesn’t get periods it can be stressful to get a surprise visit from Aunt Flo. So, it is nice that some people keep pads and tampons just in case.
Redditor GrouchyCartographer4 encountered this very issue with his friend. So he turned to the “Am I The A**hole” (AITA) subReddit for moral judgment.
“AITA For putting wound care and feminine hygiene products in the same category?”
The Original Poster (OP) explained:
“I’m a guy but I have sisters and house guests and my mom told me it’s always nice to keep an emergency kit of pads and tampons in a labeled container in the bathroom cabinet.”
“So I do and never really thought about it till a few days ago when I wanted to reorganize my bathroom with labeled containers.”
“I was showing off my organization skills to a girl friend of mine and she noticed that one of the boxes is labeled ‘wound care/feminine hygiene.’ In that box I put all my bandage dressings, antiseptics, and some pads and tampons. In my mind it made sense cuz it’s all to stop bleeding.”
OP’s friend was confused.
“She asked me why they were in the same box when other things were more organized. I said something like ‘well it’s all to stop shit from bleeding’ and she got mad.”
“In my mind it makes perfect sense; it’s all pads and gauze for absorbing blood. She’s saying I’m trivializing or making a joke about periods.”
“Am I the A**hole?”
Redditors gave their opinions on the situation by declaring:
- NTA – Not The A**hole
- YTA – You’re The A**hole
- NAH – No A**holes Here
- ESH – Everyone Sucks Here
Most Redditors agreed OP was not the a**hole.
“NTA it isn’t like you put them in a bin labeled ‘coochie plugs’ or something actually a joke.” ~ bertiek
“Jesus. Can we stop being offended at the most trivial , ridiculous things?”
“There is no woman in my life that would find this offensive at all! They are all necessary products and it says nothing bad by organization in the same container. Tell your friend to grow up and quit being so ‘woke.’ NTA” ~ Godofwine3eb
“I AM a woman and I about died laughing at his logic. I mean, it makes total sense from a dude’s perspective I’m sure, and I’d think most women would find it inoffensive if not downright clever!” ~ Dewhickey76
Some shared their own stories.
“He’s totally NTA and I laughed my a** off.”
“Story time: prior to having my daughter, my periods were fairly heavy and crampy but didn’t last long.”
“The postpartum bleeding period was TERRIBLE. I was convinced that my OB shot me in the vagina after my kid came out. Just terrible. After a few weeks that settled down, and about a month later I got my first period since birth.”
“It was bad but not terrible. The height of the postpartum war of terrible sleep added to it, and I was exhausted.”
“That evening, I asked my husband to run to the store and get me some pads, and I’d put our kiddo in the bouncy chair in the bathroom while I got a quick shower.”