Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pregnant horses and a Jeep!

Happy Saturday!

I plan to post the giveaway on Monday! So be sure to check back to see what you can win and how!


Last week I stopped at the local dollar store to pick up some cheap tests. Here is my account of what ensued:

Well, I went to the $ store after work. I head back to the corner where the HPTs are located. There is a $ store employee near the HPTs, arranging the soap. When he sees me picking out some HPTs, he says, "We have some cheaper ones up front."

I respond with, "Cheaper than a dollar?" And he says no, that he didn't realize they had the cheap ones back here. "Usually they keep them up front under the register because the high school kids steal them." I nod and smile, and continue loading up my arms. I was buying 10 of them, and you know how they come in those boxes...? Well my arms were completely full as I headed back up to the front of the store.

He notices me heading up that direction, and says "Are you all set?" I say yes, and we walk together up to the front.

When we get to the register, there are already 2 people in line waiting for him. I fall in behind them, and he starts ringing up the first lady. She looks back at me and says "Something on sale?" I say, "No, just cheaper than anywhere else," and smile politely. I didn't really want to tell her that I'm a tad obsessive, lol.

She then goes on to say that when anyone has a lot of one item, she usually checks it out to see if there is a good sale. I just smiled and tried to look friendly, even though I was starting to get embarrassed. I'm not sure she would have been interested in what I had (she was at least 55).

At this point, another person is in line behind me, so a total of 4 of us are in line. Right after she was done talking, the cashier looks at me and says, "We have people come in and buy a lot of them for their horse farms. I guess they use them to tell if the horse is pregnant or not!!"


I was mortified!!!! The 3 other ladies/groups in line all turned and looked at me slightly and politely laughed... it was soooo awful!! My face was so red. I could not wait to get the hell out of there!

Looking back, I should have said I had a damn horse farm, that he guessed correctly! Ugh!


Buster and I bought a new car on Thursday night! Well, it's used, but new to us. A Jeep Grand Cherokee! It's black and shiny and I love it! The interior is a little beat up (I'm thinking the previous owner had some messy kids), but I don't care too much about that. For now it will just be Kelsey back there anyway :)

But this was the day I started bleeding. So my failed cycle wounds were fresh.

After we worked out the financing terms on the car, we head in with the paper work guy to sign a bunch of stuff. Of course, he tries to make polite conversation by asking if we have kids. We reply "No we don't," and leave it at that. A few minutes later, he asks, "So do you guys just not want kids or are you waiting?".

You couldn't just leave it alone, could ya, guy?! Ugh. I tell him we are trying. He tries to talk a little more about it, but I was resolute in my silence. Thankfully he dropped it. He was trying to sabotage my retail-therapy-induced high!


  1. Hey, I just came from Lisa's blog...I am sorry to hear about your IUI cycle :( AND, now that I read your entry...i hate that car guy! I know it's normal 'small talk' to speak of kids, but really? Can't people get a hint? If someone says, no we don't have kids and nothing usually means its an 'off' topic. I mean, pick up on the signs people!! I hope you take that new jeep and get out of town for a bit :)

  2. Oh wow, I don't think I could have bought a car from that guy! Some people just don't get it. ((hugs))

  3. Congrats on the new car! Bleh, on the car guy. I worked at a horse rescue up in Guthrie yesterday and asked the woman that runs it if it's true about the hpts and she said yes! I told her your story and she had a good laugh! :D

  4. ugh all around. I wish people would just shut up sometimes. If I wanted to chit chat, about kids or horses or anything else, I will let you know!!!! sorry sweetie, but congrats on the new car.

  5. How embarassing! It's horrible to have anyone inspecting what you're buying. Extra horrible when it' s a (justifyable) stockpile of HPT's.

    I also had a recent $ store trauma. I sent it to STFU Fertiles. It's here:

    On a nicer note, I recently had a new Dr. ask my opinion on $ store tests. She wanted to know if I thought they were accurate. I told her how I'd done a $ store OPK gotten a +, then an expensive drug store one and the result was the same, just a little slower to appear on the cheapie. I thought it was awesome that she valued my opinion on the matter.

  6. OMG horses! Can't people just STFU sometimes? That's sooo embarrassing!

  7. Yay for a new car!! Sorry about that jerk, I hate when people don't drop it! I had the same sort of issue today. Sorry about your IUI, hugs to you!

  8. OMG about the horses!!!! LOL! So not funny at the moment, but WOW. When I did that at the dollar store, I got a smirk and raised eyebrow from the teenage girl ringing me up. Yuck.

    Sorry about the person bringing it up again and again, I don't understand how people think it's small talk appropriately to keep asking... especially people who don't even know you. Ugh.

  9. WOW - horses? I really didn't know that a HPT would work on an animal. I hate when the cashier tries to talk to you about what you're buying - I mean really - is it their business?

    Ugh and the guy at the car place, people are so rude!

  10. Dear Kara,

    Words are not enough. I'm deeply sorry for your setback. I wish you the very best of luck for the next part of your journey.


  11. I seriously would have told that car salesman that it was none of his damn business! I get so tired of people thinking that it's okay to ask questions like that. :/

  12. Boo at that salesman. We had the same problem when we were looking at cars. Every single one of them asked us if we had kids.
    I'm sure if we did it would be part of their sales pitch but still.. I hated being asked it.

    Anywho... BLEH at the dollar store experience! I mean damn, what would he have done if a woman was buying a lot of pads or tampons or somthing? Care to comment on that too buddy? Mind your own damn business!

  13. Yay for a new car!!! I hate those questions from the car guy - and it couldn't have come at a worse time, could it? I'm sorry...

  14. What is wrong with people?! Sorry you had to deal with those comments. :( Some peoples' brains are not connected to their mouths.

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