The Bare Necessities

Some branches of Tesco in Wales have come under fire after it was found they had cordoned off sections which they had deemed non essential.

Among the items placed off limits by the supermarket chain were sanitary products and baby milk.

Customers took to social media to air their complaints, with one commentator tweeting: “I’m literally raging and in tears @Tesco how the hell is beer essential and PERIOD PRODUCTS are non-essential.”

Only a man could think that sanitary products are a non essential item and then announce it on social media with no hint of irony.

Sorry guys but come back to me when you bleed for seven days every month and then tell me that sanitary products aren’t essential. Come back to me when your periods are so heavy you have to double up on tampons and pads and you still worry about flooding them out at the most inconvenient time and you’re nowhere near a toilet. Come back to me when you have to change bedding in the middle of the night because the cheap pads you had to buy at the last minute didn’t do the job and now your bed sheets look like the scene of a fucking massacre. Come back to me then and tell me sanitary products aren’t bloody necessary!

And yes of course beer was deemed a necessary product, again most likely because a man thought that was essential. He most likely thought that so he could get himself blind drunk rather than having to listen to his girlfriend complaining about the fact she’s bleeding on the floor and can’t buy any paracetamol for the menstrual pain she’s in which feels like she’s been kicked in the gut by a horse!

Tesco have of course blamed the Welsh Government for a ‘lack of clarity’ over what is deemed essential and non essential, I would say it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work it out, but given the track record of NASA asking astronaut, Sally Ride, if 100 tampons were enough for a week in space, it seems that even rocket scientists are unable to understand the basics of the female reproductive system!

Is it really that hard to think for just one moment and ask the question to, oh I don’t know, a woman, ‘is this product essential to you?’. Although don’t be surprised if you’re then throat punched shortly after receiving the answer ‘Yes, you fucking moron!’, because you shouldn’t even need to ask the question in the first place as it’s basic common sense.

We live in the 21st Century and shit like this should have been consigned to the past long ago, but then we are living in an age where ignorance is celebrated, after all what else explains the election of Trump as President of the most powerful nation in the world! It has to stop, it really has to, the dumbing down of society to a point whereby supermarket executives can’t even make a common sense decision over something which is biologically unstoppable is not a matter for opinion. It is a matter of fact. There are people who have periods and as such those biological needs are essential to cater to and should not be placed out of bounds.

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