I'm worried this man who refused to sell a woman tampons has never encountered a woman before.

I'm worried this man who refused to sell a woman tampons has never encountered a woman before.
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A male gas station attendant wouldn't sell a woman tampons because they're "gross."

I'm worried this man who refused to sell a woman tampons has never encountered a woman before.

Tampons causing trouble. (via Thinkstock)

Every woman remembers the initial embarrassment of buying feminine hygiene products as a young woman, a feeling which quickly dissipates upon realizing the cashier scanning your items doesn't give a f**k what you're buying at CVS and is simply counting down the minutes to his next smoke break.

However, there is a man working in an Iowa gas station who is acutely aware of what ladies are buying, and he refused to sell singer/songwriter Mary Epworth her "gross" tampons. Instead, he got a female co-worker to complete the disgusting transaction. Epworth documented the ordeal on Twitter like the modern, bleeding woman she is:


In an interview with The Daily Dot, Epworth said, "I sort of argued with him a bit, and told him this happens to everyone. He said, 'I don't care. I wouldn't even have them in my bathroom.'"

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It gets better. Epworth is on tour with members of the podcast Welcome To Night Vale, and when she told co-writer Jeffrey Cranor about the tampon situation he decided to get involved.

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What a supportive fellow podcaster! It's nice to know that the man who won't sell feminine products is the outlier. I'm concerned about this guy who is so afraid of periods though, so I've come up with some possible explanations:

1. He's afraid he's going to "catch" a period.
2. He suffers from Sidonglobophobia (fear of cotton balls).
3. He never had a mom, aunt, sister, girlfriend, friend who was a girl, or a male friend with a mother, sister, girlfriend, etc.
4. He is a living example of a Big-style body-swap situation.

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My only question to this guy is the following: what if a man wants to buy condoms and tissues but he tells you they're for his girlfriend who is having her period? Mind implosion.

Happy Mother's Day!

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