The Petrol Station Lady
“I mean if there was any justice in the world you wouldn't even have to go to school during your period. You'd just stay home for five days and eat chocolate and cry.” ― Andrea Portes, Anatomy of a Misfit
A few months back a simple suggestion from a petrol station lady was the nicest thing I could have ever gotten.
One night after I got home, eaten and then jumped into the shower, I was sitting down to relax when I got my period unexpectedly. Having no pads or tampons it was a mad dash down to the shops. Getting to the local IGA that was close, my next option was the petrol station. Frustrated, in pain and just over the fact that my body decided to spring this on me when I was unprepared made things worse.
I walked through the dead petrol station and found the supplies I needed and after grabbing what may have been 3-month worth products I headed to the counter. On the side was the usual specials you see, obviously I looked tired and over it because the lady at the counter picked up the family box of Maltese's (my favourite chocolate) and said "I think you need these love, there only $5 for the whole box", I stared up and just nodded. I then went home sorted out the downstairs and ate that whole box to myself.
She is the best human alive.
Until next time, be Fearless.