Business or Monkey Business?

I’ve figured out why I grumble so much — because people keep giving me reasons to bitch about stuff!  If you work in a business district, there are a lot of little shops around that carry some of the necessities of the working class.

What happens if something simple happens, like getting a run in your nylons?  You go get another pair — if you can find one!   There are a lot of little places to look.

Pacific Sundries convenience store at Davies Pacific Center

We shop at these places to find things we need or because we’re hungry and they sell little snacks.  If you have a headache, most of them carry little packets of our well-known drugs — Tylenol, Advil, Excedrin and a host of others.  They carry all kinds of things.  Pacific Sundries doesn’t carry nylons anymore.

Bishop Pantry at Pacific Guardian Center

Let’s go across the street.  More convenience, more drinks, and more food.  Some places, like Bishop Pantry, even make sushi for you while you wait!   See?  We’re well cared for because we can’t run home to fix stuff.   But, Bishop Pantry doesn’t sell nylons anymore.

So much for convenience!  I would think that, in a business district, this would be an automatic!  Nope.

No.  Come on now.  No way!  They may not have ladies nylons in a business district, aka pantyhose by Leggs or Hanes, but you better believe they’ve got four or five different kinds of condoms!  You have got to be frickin’ kidding me!  My co-workers thought this was pretty hilarious.  “They carry what sells!”

Checking the shelves and finding the unexpected

Now I’m irritated with these shops and with myself.  I ended up going to the one place I should have gone to in the first place.  A place that’s tried and true, and always dependable — Longs Drugs.  Yeah, they have prophylactics too but they also have pantyhose, dammit!  In addition, they have everything else you will find in a drug store, in a convenience store, and just about anywhere else you might need to go!

Well, ladies, here is my advice:  stick to what you know works!

Downtown Longs Drugs on Bishop and Fort Streets

I went where I should have gone from the beginning!  “Make Longs a part of you day!”  OMG!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Aloha Tony // Sep 22, 2010 at 9:58 am

    the condoms are kind of a sad commentary on our society.

  • 2 Evelyn // Sep 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Isn’t it, Tony? I mean seriously! I was stunned by that — I just didn’t know what to think!

  • 3 Becky Cook // Sep 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Personally I use the condoms for nylons. If you get them large enough they fit like a glove. LOL Just kidding. But everywhere you go, they always have plenty of them. Another good blog Evelyn.

  • 4 Evelyn // Sep 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Becky! It just annoyed me no end to be able to find those and not something as simple as nylons. Hmmm… which one is business attire? Tsk! It did make for a good chuckle after the annoyance wore off.

  • 5 George L. King // Oct 3, 2010 at 7:36 am

    What’s sad is I know exactly what you’re talking about. I live with my wife and two girls and have got dragged around looking for the same. Just remember “I live in Hawaii…I live in Hawaii”…can’t wait to go back and visit!

  • 6 Evelyn // Oct 3, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Hi George! Hope you guys make it back soon! I know you need to go to Longs or Macys if the ladies need nylons when you get here! 🙂 To be fair, O’ahu has 7-11 Stores all over the place (except in Downtown Honolulu) and they too carry Leggs!

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