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Tampons and Evil and Such
Years ago, I was talking to a boyfriend about tampons and how I disliked them. He asked me in all seriousness, "Why don't girls like tampons? I thought they liked the feeling of something inside of them like that?"

I stared at him in shock for several moments without being able to think of anything to say. I mean, what a ridiculous notion! Finally I pointed out to him that boys like their members to be touched, yet they don't like condoms. I think this made sense to him.

But really what I wanted to say was, "Don't be such an idiot!"

There are certain people in my past who, if I were to read in the paper one day that they'd been convicted of being serial killers, I wouldn't really be all that surprised. He is one of them. This was "P", now often known in my conversations as "Evil-P" due to some of the circumstances surrounding our breakup.

Lots of exes are designated as evil or bad once they become ex. It's a natural reaction, a defense-mechanism of sorts, even if they really are decent people. Take "Evil-M", for example, my brother's ex-girlfriend. We were talking about her one day, and my sister referred to her by that name. My brother's wife asked him, "She wasn't really all that bad, was she?"

"No, she wasn't," my brother admitted. I added, "...but she broke our little brother's heart, and we simply cannot approve of such behavior."
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partridge From: partridge Date: February 20th, 2003 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can only assume that you won't go for this...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 21st, 2003 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh my God!! What a weird/disturbing/twisted/fascinating product!
guingel From: guingel Date: February 20th, 2003 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
agh, I hate when people are so stupid that you just want to smack them, but can't. . . actually, what usually refrains me is that I just lack words to describe how and why they're an idiot, so I just shut up.

Personally, I love tampons. I get really heavy periods and they vastly improved the quality of my life :) (although I had some stress figuring out how to put them in and stuff) But I can't feel them at all, really, so that doesn't have anything to do with it for me ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 21st, 2003 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I actually "like" tampons, in the sense that they are way better than the pads. I think tampons are much like contact lenses: I don't like them for themselves (I wouldn't use 'em if I didn't have to!), but I greatly prefer them to the alternatives.
guingel From: guingel Date: February 21st, 2003 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol. . . I actually prefer glasses. But eyes are one of the things that I get creeped out about. Like, someone getting poking in the eye is much, much worse for me than someone getting stabbed in the stomach (in terms of nausea-causing). Even close-up pictures of eyes can make me nervous. Or really, really big eyes, because they seem like such big targets (there was someone on TV or something who just had huge eyes, probably bug eyes. . . I can't remember who they were, but I kept wishing they'd close their eyelids. It looked like they're eyes were going to fall out of the sockets!)

uhm. That was only a little off topic! lol.
juliebata From: juliebata Date: February 20th, 2003 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

I call them "girl plugs"

Guys can indeed be idiots, but it can sometimes be a source for our amusement. When I was 19, I went out with a guy who was 17 (SUCH a scandal when he took me to a school dance!). He once asked me- totally serious- "where do tampons... GO, exactly?" He honestly didn't know. I laughed, I told him, but I wonder how he could have missed the the film strip in sex ed!

My ex-husband isn't an evil ex to me. He's a decent, respectable dude, we're buds now, and I'm glad. The guy who broke my heart after I returned to Madison is the one I want the world to hate. I've never been hurt so deeply and hated anyone so completely before in my life. Can't explain it. I don't ever want to be his friend, but I wonder if the hate will ever move to the back burner.

renniekins From: renniekins Date: February 21st, 2003 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I call them "girl plugs"

Girl Plugs...haha!

That's great that you get along so well with your ex-husband. That's certainly the preferable way of ending things, after all. C is really good at that. Me, not so much. Although I don't think I hate anybody anymore...there are just a few guys I'd prefer not to see again.
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