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Monday, November 10, 2008

my second post about deodorant

I just went to my local Rite Aid and took a stroll down the deodorant isle - you know, wanted to see if there are any new scents or exciting new products. I like to smell things, okay?

I was shocked to see that they have installed a contraption over all the deodorants. You have to lift a clear plastic flap to get your deodorant. When you lift the flap, an alarm goes off. The alarm does not stop until you replace the flap.

What in the world is this? Have people been stealing deodorant that much that locking it up is really necessary? I thought they only locked up expensive or dangerous stuff, but Teen Spirit for $1.99? I don't think I can think of anything more desperate than stealing DEODORANT. Or do they want to embarrass people like me so we won't sit there and sniff a bunch of deodorants? How are we supposed to comparison shop?

I find this to be very alarming (pun intended). Have any of you seen such a contraption at your local pharmacy or is this a sign that I live in the ghetto?

I grabbed one deodorant, but didn't even have the guts to smell it. I feel like society has reached a new low. I imagine someday reminiscing to my grandchildren about the good ol' days and saying, "I remember when we could smell all the deodorants we wanted! You could just take one right off the shelf and smell it! Those were the days!" and then they will look at me with awe.

14 comments:

aimee heff said...

Weird. I have yet to experience this.

littleoldgrammy said...

Lisa, this made me laugh so hard, right up here in my little study! Did the alarm go off when you were smelling th 1.99 deodrant? You know I'm a smeller, too. I wasn't called Smelly Ellie for nothing! I'll have to be careful. Thanks for the warning.

Blondish said...

LISA YOU KLEPTO. Listen, I'll buy you the Teen Spirit, all right? Let's not commit any felonies.

ps - I could spend hours smelling all the shampoo.

Alicen said...

NOOOOOOOOO tell me you're not serious. I really hope this insanity doesn't spread to Utah. Smelling deodorants at the local drugstore is right up there with hanging out at Borders sipping on a hazelnut soy steamer.

Anonymous said...

This is probably for people like your husband who used to go to the store, use some deoderant and put it back on the shelf.

Lisa H. said...

dan just told me the story about how he went to the store, put on deodorant, and then put it back on the shelf. sick, dan! thanks for ruining everything for the rest of us, honey!

hannah said...

too funny!

jamie said...

Jamison posted the comment about Dan and his grocery store deoderant using. He was to scared to reveal himself.

mrs. everything said...

I think I need to visit this Rite Aid and do some investigative reporting.

paul said...

I hope they install the anti-theft alarm device, so that when you walk past the security magnetometer alarms go off. It won't stop everyone, but this would slow some of us down. Will they alarm "Hai-Karate" aftershave also?

kristen said...

is it too late for you guys to move to CA? i have never had a deodorant problem here... i'm just saying.

thanks for the tip about the following gadget thing... i didn't know that was an option, but i'll try to set it up.

Matti said...

How odd. Still haven't seen this, but I will definately be watching for it. Crazy.

Linda Andrews said...

I have to agree with you!! I was at a RiteAid and the same thing happened to me!! I was in shock and left standing there feeling like I was spotlighted for arrest...and what had I done? NOTHING!!!!#%@^&%&$^!!! i WILL NO LONGER shop at RiteAid for any antiperspirant or deodorant! EVER.

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