After being embarrassed while buying pads for his wife a husband expressed his sorrow.
Speaking on Reddit, the man said a fellow shopper verbally harassed him and accused him of being a “pervert” when buying the feminine hygiene products.
He burst into tears in his car outside the store saying he had “never felt more embarrassed and humiliated” in his life, leaving the man so shaken.
The husband said the chaos began when he had his wife FaceTimed in the store to make sure he was purchasing the right items.
“I got a call from my wife when I was getting off work and she asked me to pick her up some pads from the store,” he wrote.
“I asked her to send me a text with a picture of the ones she uses to make sure I got the right kind.
“I get to [the store] and I cannot find the kind she texted me so I FaceTimed her in the pad aisle and was showing her the section where her brand is to see if I could find another kind.
“About 30 seconds later a woman comes up to me and tells me I am being inappropriate and she was going to report me. Mind you my wife is on video with me this entire time. I tell my wife to text me a backup pad that I could get for her and end the call.
“Right as my wife is texting me, a man (store manager) and a female clerk come up to me with the woman behind them and he asks what I am doing and that he got a complaint that I was behaving inappropriately.”
Despite describing the situation, the man said that things just deteriorated even more.
“The woman then starts shouting that I was taking pictures of her and I was lying,” he said.
“I showed the manager the texts from my wife and I told him I just wanted to get my wife her pads and leave.
“The manger and the woman went up to the front of the store and the whole time she is screeching to him that he needs to call the police and have me arrested for being a pervert.”
While the woman complained, the sales assistant helped the husband find the right pads and he was able to go on his way.
“I paid for the pads and left,” he added. “And when I got to the car I cried. A grown ass man crying in his car.
“I have never felt more embarrassed and humiliated in my life. When I told my wife what happened she went pale and hasn’t stopped apologising to me.”
Users on social media were blown away by the man’s story.
“That lady need therapy for the shame she feels over menstruation,” said one.
“What a weirdo she is. Keep being awesome and never be afraid to buy pads after this.”
“Normally I get my wife ‘medicinal chocolate’ when I pick pads up for her. I reckon you should go get yourself some. You deserve it,” added another.