27 July 2012

Three Dollar Pregnancy Tests

Have you ever been completely hammered in a public restroom and thought to yourself,

"I sure wish there were a cheap ass pregnancy test I could buy right now. There's a good chance I'm knocked up".

No? Well apparently enough people do.

Minnesota will be the first state to install a pregnancy test dispenser at three dollars a pop in the ladies restroom in a fucking  bar. 

Because why wouldn't Jack Daniels and fetuses mix?

I really believe in doing what you want with your life. If you want to party and have a good time, put loads of booze in your body then that's great. When you decide to bring another life into this world then you need to consider how your actions will affect it.

The logic behind the idea is to prevent more cases of fetal alcohol syndrome.

I am not arguing with that or saying it's a bad idea.

I'm just questioning the women who are in bars thinking they should take a pregnancy test. I'm questioning if at the point where you're already out and having fun if you'd really want to deal with a life altering event like finding out you're pregnant.

If you think there is a chance you're pregnant then you should deal with that issue before going out. If it takes a few drinks in your system to realize you may have a child in your uterus then I pray for the potential unborn.

The level of stupid in some people is insane.

What are your thoughts on this topic?

16 Thoughts :

Shannon July 27, 2012 at 10:54 AM  

It just doesn't make sense to me, to be honest.

But then again, if they want to do that in Buffalo, I'll be on board. I'd rather pay $3 for a pg test than go to the local pharm store and pay $10.

Well, I guess it depends if I would have to pay cover to get into the bar. ;)

Anonymous July 27, 2012 at 11:25 AM  

If i were to see pregnancy test in a bar it will have me thinking twice about how my night will go. honest it will scare the crap out of me kinda like a warning! " Hey be careful you dont want to end up thinking your knocked up" lol Vs. If i was trying to get pregnant i would go to the bar only to get the test for $3 rather then spending $12-18 at the local store!
- Gabi C.

Marjorie July 27, 2012 at 11:39 AM  

Well it's kinda contradictory. If you're reckless enough to possibility be drinking and pregnant, would you even be bothered enough to test? Saw a pregnant friend drinking out of her husband's beer over the weekend? Really bothered me!

Melanie July 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM  

WOW! That is pretty ridiculous. I have to wrap my head around this one. ???. Maybe, just maybe it would cause some irresponsible drunk chick to realize she IS pregnant... AND then stop frickn DRINKING! UG. Makes my tummy sick.

Dang mama... I thought you were going to say YOU were preggers... & you used a $3 test! Darn it. Lol... No joke... Greg & I thought there was no way I was preggy, SO... as a joke we went to the Dollar Tree & bought like 10 tests... they worked... each one said YEP, you are pregnant! Btw, I hope you know I do really know how to correctly write a sentence, I just like using my (...)! Lol)

Mama July 27, 2012 at 1:07 PM  

First of all.. I think we are best friends and just don't know it yet. Second of all.. if they are going to sell pregnancy tests in a bar... they should be behind the bar, like BEFORE people buy their drink, there should be a big giant sign that says: "Pee on Stick First, Buy Drink Second..." or "Free Drink If Your Pee Stick Has Only One Line!" Like, if they're gonna do it... do it right. Make the girls pee on the stick and bring it out for the bartender BEFORE they drink. You know?

Mama July 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM  

Also... people always say you can buy a pregnancy test at the Dollar Store... but, wouldn't you want to know for sure that the test was accurate? Like how accurate can it be if it's sold at the Dollar Store??

the lovebirds July 27, 2012 at 2:06 PM  

you just made me laugh out loud. this is kind of crazy, sad and funny all at the same time. xo

Megan July 27, 2012 at 2:11 PM  

I've bought every single pregnancy test at the dollar store. It was always right, and never wrong. :)

Megan July 27, 2012 at 2:12 PM  

I had not heard of this..I'm not really sure how I feel about it. Besides the fact that I think it is uh...freakin' weird!

Just at bars? Why bars??

Krista July 27, 2012 at 2:13 PM  

Whoa! That is just crazy. If there is even the slightest chance you may be pregnant, why are you in the bar? I guess you could be there without drinking but really what is the likelyhood of that? And I agree, who wants to deal with that life altering event in a bar? Good grief.

If nothing else it provides for a fun conversation topic :)

Amy July 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM  

WOW that is sooo crazy! What will they think of next, seriously?!!

Stephanie Jones July 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM  

I bet a lot of people will take the test just to be stupid (I totally do it KNOWING I wouldnt be pregnant if I was drunk and being silly) and then SURPRISE!!!! Holy crap! Lol. Hilarious. But, realistically, I've heard more than one doctor confirm that the Dollar Tree $1 tests are just as effective as the expensive OTC ones.

Stephanie Jones July 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM  

I second this motion!

Jazz July 28, 2012 at 2:31 PM  

That's a little bit weird. Does that not maybe suggest all the men in these clubs just knock the women up?
Maybe the girls will take them in advance if they missed the condom machine.
And at least they'd be able to pee on the stick pretty quick though if they'd be drinking, so that's quite convenient. However if they were completely hammered, would they be able to properly read what the thing said? Or even remember what it said in the morning?
I actually think it would maybe be a good idea in my town because there are so many teen pregnancies from about the ages of 15 round here. And all these girls go clubbing, so maybe if they had access to a pregnancy stick machine without feeling embarrassed to buy the crap from a shop, then they'd find out sooner rather than later. But if they're too embarrassed to buy the stuff from a shop then they shouldn't be having sex in the first place.
I think I'm in the middle with this thing, it has pros and cons.
In England they were talking a while back about making the morning after pill free over the counter (I don't know if this is already the case in America), but I think that is the ridiculous thing ever. So many people would rely on it out of bare stupidity. I guess it would decrease unwanted and underage pregnancies, but I reckon 80% of 14+ year olds in my town would be at the pharmacy every Sunday morning. I'm not sure if it was put into place or not.

Kait July 28, 2012 at 8:19 PM  

This made me go WHAT!?!? I'm sure that is exactly what girls are going to do before they get hammered. haha. This is so strange.

Our Little Bubble July 29, 2012 at 9:13 AM  

I'm sure all these half wasted chicks are going to think, gee it's 2 am and I'm already wasted, why not take a pregnancy test... I think it'll be more of a joke than anything. Or maybe not? Maybe someone will be at the bar gettng ready to do their first jagerbomb of the night and then decide taking a prego test first would be beneficial?? Just in case. Although it's just a bit strange :)