There was a time not long ago when I thought condoms were the most embarrassing thing one could purchase at the Duane Reade.*
*Non-NYers: this is a chain drug store, like a CVS
Turns out, this is not the case.
True story: I once saw a man in a West Texas Wal-Mart check-out line who was purchasing a box of bullets and a loaf of Wonder Bread. At the time, I got kind of judgy. But what if he was in line behind me tonight? Each purchase by itself might lead a stranger to jump to conclusions, but it's the combination that really speaks volumes.
Hey!, they seem to say,
I enjoy bathing my seventeen cats while sobbing uncontrollably to 90s romantic comedies.
Cutting off locks of my own hair to send to Tom Hanks has really done a number on my drain!
Oh, well. At least I wasn't also buying condoms.