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10 August 2012 @ 08:59 am
Am I the worst house-guest ever? I forgot my (pretty stained, but clean) Diva Cup lying on the guest room windowsill. Yes, I did.

I am new to the area, so my co-worker generously offered me a place to stay while I was in transition to a new apartment, but I don't really know her all that well. Now I've left her an object that frequently enters my vagina and is covered in my blood which I never really wanted to be seen by another person. Not exactly the first impression that I was hoping for.

This morning I wrote her a mortified email explaining that I had left my menstrual cup sunning itself in the window for de-staining and I would gladly come back to her place to deal with it if she didn't want to have to pouch it up for me and give it to me later. Hopefully she is the understanding and not easily-grossed-out type. Also, I just realized I misspelled the word "menstrual" throughout my email. FML.

I am a grown woman, but right now I don't feel very mature...
coffee nut bitchpeiyu on August 10th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
I wish I were more sympathetic but that's too funny! Hopefully your co-worker would be as awesome and maybe show you hers, and yay! New friend!

Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on August 10th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
Or it could prove to be what bonds you and your new best friend. :o)

And... you just turned her on to cups. =8oD
phantomkat on August 10th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Think of it this way: at least you didn't fill up her trash with bloody pads and tampons! I think any friend would appreciate that in the long run.
pinkpearls36pinkpearls36 on August 10th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
As awkward as that is, I'd much rather have someone leave their clean, but stained cup in the window sil than toss out nasty disposables. As others said, maybe you'll turn her into a cup user?

Hopefully she does understand--let's us know how it goes.
moonhoney925 on August 11th, 2012 02:38 am (UTC)
and you could have possibly converted someone else into using cups.

I agree with the other posters, at least it was not yucky disposibles. Besides a bloody tampon blocking the toilet would have been 100 times worse, lol.
OmniAliaomnialia on August 11th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
i don't know about others, but had I been the host, I would have been veeeeeeeeery curious about what a menstrual cup was, how it works.... and then would have asked about getting one. That was my first reaction when i heard about it. And also since I make a lot of embarrassing mistakes, I would have laughed and said "at least it wasn't ME this time." :) Hope they're like-minded!
dtrigdtrig on August 11th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
Good news! My dear hostess was very understanding, and not totally grossed out. She hadn't heard of cups, but she thinks her father would have loved the idea because he had to pay for disposables for 5 girls!
OmniAliaomnialia on August 11th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
Good to hear! Haha! I've been telling ALL my friends. I wish I'd heard about these things sooner, because it who else HATES buying feminine supplies every single month? or that "oh crap period is here and i forgot to buy more supplies... oh damn it!" horror of horrors!
And disposables for 5 girls.... EEP!
Culfitzbeew on August 12th, 2012 01:13 am (UTC)
hooray!!! glad it had a happy ending. (did it? did you get the cup back?)
The Disgruntled Katkat144 on August 11th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
Oh my. You are far more brave than I. I won't lie-- I'm a terrible person and probably would've not mentioned it, and just hoped she'd said "weird, what is this?" and tossed it and not figured it out to be grossed out by it!

I'm glad you got it back and that she was cool with it. :) Any of my female coworkers would probably run the range from a mild "that's weird" to being completely grossed out and thinking I was a disgusting person.