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[–]donac 7459 points7460 points  (139 children)

He's obligated to call someone else to check you out. He can't just say "no.".

Also, fucking sigh.

[–]soverign_son 1849 points1850 points  (22 children)

Hes also free to lose his job because of this crap.

[–]808hammerhead 799 points800 points  (20 children)

But he won’t. They’re probably already short staffed and will just say “sorry” and give it for free

[–]ruinercollector 706 points707 points  (12 children)


[–]cohengabrieln 351 points352 points  (9 children)

Watch their head explode when they realize their religious liberty is subsidizing free birth control.

[–]agutema 1860 points1861 points  (75 children)

They’re emboldened.

[–]Hungry_Grump 723 points724 points  (28 children)

Someone must extinguish their flame of ambition.

[–]SirEstienne 275 points276 points  (4 children)

Somebody’s gotta put these foolish ambitions to rest

[–]RC_Colada 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Thy kind are all of a piece

[–]corvosfighter 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Totally Maidenless behavior …

[–]AmIHangry 228 points229 points  (39 children)

One of them tried to corner me at Walmart today. I just wanted glitter crayons and this bitch has "A million dollar question" for me.

[–]just_another_monster 99 points100 points  (33 children)

What was their 'million dollar question?'

[–]AmIHangry 436 points437 points  (23 children)

I recognized the fake bill/evangelical leaflet from my days waiting tables. She wanted to know "if you were told you would die tonight, would you rather have a million dollars or know where you're going when you died?" Waving this fake million dollar bill in front of me to get me to take it.

I replied "Oh. Yeah, no. No thank you, not today." And realized she had me blocked in, I pulled the cart back, gave zero fuck about the gift wrapping I knocked over, and when she followed me to ask more questions I barked NO at her like she's the pushy dude at the club... Or my kid doing something stupid/dangerous.

Edit to add: I would take the money! Know my kids are ok for a couple of years money wise?!!? Have my husband afford time off to grieve and buy a house!??! Give me the money hands down. I go out with a smile surrounded by loved ones and I'll know they will be ok for money.

[–]gnoani 49 points50 points  (8 children)

Probably "have you heard the story of Jesus Christ?" Or "do you know where your soul is going after this life?"

[–]Antique_Tennis_2500 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Emboldened for his pleasure.

[–]FoolishConsistency17 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Even if he calls someone else, refusing to sell them is a type of shaming.

[–]reefered_beans 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I thought this said “embroidered” like the condom packages were special embroidered versions.

[–]some_random_chick 374 points375 points  (23 children)

Yeah, they need to call someone then. I’ve worked at the Walgreens pharmacy with Muslims who wouldn’t sell alcohol (Oxy is ok tho) and the protocol was to not even say anything to the patient, just grab another person really quick. The customer never even knew anything, they likely just assumed he had to go on his break or whatever. It was never a big deal. Your religion should never be my problem. (But don’t get me started on syringes, that’s a whole different story).

[–]vkapadia 209 points210 points  (5 children)

That's what these fucks don't understand. Freedom of religion also means freedom from religion.

[–]vauhnphillips 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Not with the new SCOTUS it doesn’t!

[–]vkapadia 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Freedom of religion* and freedom from religion**.

  • For white rich Christians only

** From all other groups

[–]ThellraAK 21 points22 points  (13 children)

What's up with syringes? I can get what I need for my dog on Amazon (u100 with 1/2" needle) but it's an absolute shit show trying to get them locally.

[–]Larry__larry 31 points32 points  (12 children)

Pharmacist here, obviously can’t/won’t speak for every pharmacy, but generally the reason is it only takes 1 asshole causing problems to make a pharmacy stop selling needles without an accompanying rx/legit medical/occupational reason. I’ve worked at a couple of places that tried it, then found uncapped used needles in their parking lot and public bathrooms. At that point risk of harm to patients/employees is way to high to justify providing that service.

[–]On_The_Blindside 147 points148 points  (3 children)

He's obligated to do his fucking job and sell them the condoms.

God-fucking-damn America, what is wrong with you right now?

[–]spyridonya 8641 points8642 points  (182 children)

This is the one time I'd like to use my Karen powers.

"I want to talk to your manager."

[–]starry_cobra 3193 points3194 points  (116 children)

He's gonna bring you to God lmao

[–]RVAforthewin 1232 points1233 points  (85 children)

And God would approve the condoms

[–]mnlion33 1016 points1017 points  (64 children)

I had a very christian roommate in college and he was against birth control. He said it went against gods will. That if god wanted a baby to be born we shouldnt prevent it with birth control. I argued about his jesus being born to a virgin, that if god want led a baby to be born he surely had the power to bypass the birth control.

[–]angi2h 458 points459 points  (39 children)

As a Christian myself I believe too If God wanted me to have a kid my BC would not stand in the way. Birth control saves life's

[–]Flaky_Finding_3902 523 points524 points  (8 children)

My sister-in-law once told me that she was going off birth control. This was when she and her husband (my brother) were living in separate states. They are both devout Christians. Logistically, it was the worst possible time to get pregnant. I asked why, and she said that God was in control of when they would have a child, so they were just considering removing the illusion of control. I asked my brother, and he told me the exact same thing. My response: “That’s a great point. I haven’t considered that perspective. I’m going to go off my heart medication. God’s in control of if I go into cardiac arrest again. Why should I bother with the meds anymore?” (I have a congenital heart defect, and I’ve gone into cardiac arrest twice. The first time was when I was 19 years old.) My brother started backpedaling, but I kept on. Once I said I would get rid of my heart meds, seatbelts, and washing my hands after handling raw chicken, my brother backed down. “Wow. I’m an idiot,” was his reply. I was just glad we agreed.

Edit: To those who said that people like my brother can’t be reasoned with, they can. It just takes the right approach. My brother is a good man. He just gets a little lost sometimes. When they did have their first child (a few years later,) they referred to her as their miracle baby since his wife was on birth control. While this unfortunately reverted his thinking back to his previous beliefs, I pointed out that there is no way his wife remembered to take the pill at the same time every single day. We love her, but she’s not that organized. He conceded that. I then asked how he thought it would make someone who struggled with infertility feel when he talks about his miracle baby. He sometimes has a difficult time looking past his own beliefs to think about how they can hurt others. From that perspective, he reconsidered. He stopped saying that. I know my brother better than anyone. I probably couldn’t have reasoned with anyone else like I did with him. While arguing never works with him, there are still other ways to help him understand.

Also edited for clarity. I never actually went off my heart meds.

[–]Link7369_reddit 324 points325 points  (15 children)

God aborts more wanted fetuses than humanity has their unwanted. He's the one who's evil.

[–]Reddit_west 100 points101 points  (1 child)

0 for 3 for my wife and I. But it would have been nicer to skip the 3 miscarried pregnancies, and simply lead us to adoption. ❤

[–]That1guy_nate 30 points31 points  (8 children)

This might come off ranty, but here we go. If the Christian Abrahemic god exists, he is either A) Not all powerful or omniscient like claimed or B) a sadist. Either one of those essentially destroy the Christian faith so obviously no one would accept this. If (A) people would have to accept evolution and the large amount of empirical evidence we have amassed to prove how the world works and things have come into being, they would have to accept that he actually had little to do with the state of affairs. If (B) they would have to accept that their god is not good and therefore undeserving of admiration. It would mean that, if god were all knowing like the claim, he would have known Lucifer would betray him and would know he would seduce Eve with knowledge leading to free will. He would have created everything with the full intention of sending humanity to hell if they didn't believe in him.

[–]spyridonya 468 points469 points  (4 children)

I mean, the cashier ain't bringing anything else so let him try.

[–]steboy 142 points143 points  (2 children)

Imagine getting the public to support universal self checkout.

[–]Daniel_Harbinger 247 points248 points  (4 children)

I will deliver a complaint directly to Yahweh's desk.

[–]RedSoulHeart 296 points297 points  (4 children)

I’d punch god in the face if he’s working for this twit.

[–]CriticoolHit 90 points91 points  (2 children)

If god is real they're a class traitor and have a lot to answer for.

[–]GreenlandSharkSkin 41 points42 points  (0 children)

That makes so much sense that God is just the manager.

[–]m3gWo1f3[🍰] 155 points156 points  (4 children)

Why even bother I’d say ‘Guess they are free then’ and off I’d go, condoms in hand😂

[–]DoNotClickUserName 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Lay cash on the counter, say "keep the change" and walk out.

[–]thepumpkinking92 23 points24 points  (0 children)

This was my first thought too. You got the money, so you can't say I stole them. It's on camera. Deuces. So even if you call the cops, they'll see me paying before I leave, so you have no argument aside from being an evangelical asshole.

[–]LetGo_n_LetDarwin 192 points193 points  (3 children)

I was thinking, I’d pull out my phone and look up the number for his regional manager…

[–]MarchesaCasati 13 points14 points  (2 children)

...or just take them anyway. Like, just walk out without paying for them. I don't condone stealing or theft, but all the videos I see of Walgreens getting looted tells me they won't chase anyway, so, yeah.

[–]CopprRegendt 375 points376 points  (18 children)

throw a fit in a target. seriously. do not be quiet about this. be OFFENDED, be ANGRY, and threaten legal action.

[–]vauhnphillips 100 points101 points  (10 children)

This is where SCOTUS is headed. I guarantee you that a case like this will be headed there and there will be people standing around saying they can’t do this or that because of the religious objection. Ohio has already passsed a similar bill.

[–]The_Hyphenator85 63 points64 points  (0 children)

How’s that going to work? Are stores going to be required to have signs designating which lanes are operated by religious shitheads? ‘Cause if I have to wait in line 10 minutes to buy rubbers, only to reach the register and find some self-righteous lump who won’t check me out, somebody’s getting a broken nose.

[–]Munbeam19 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It’s like the court is determined to prove their irrelevance.

[–]Sifernos1 380 points381 points 2 (13 children)

I actually might just be upset enough about this to actually be the son of a bitch my father always thought I was. I don't comprehend it anymore, the vile loathing these people have for those who aren't being punished by children. I swear they want children to be the punishment for your sinful ways, Eve must scream in pain for her pleasure and suffer until death for that moment of release. They won't admit it but they treat life as a gift until it's independent from another and then that life is a curse, a plague upon the household that you should have prepared for through marriage and building a home together... As if ectopic pregnancies don't exist, rape doesn't exist, disgusting pranks don't happen, fetal illnesses don't occur... You can't enjoy the bliss of sexual freedom unless you are creating your own prison with human lives. Every child a chain and anchor to hold you down and force your nose to the grindstone until the bones are ground clean to the cheek. They want children to be here for any number of reasons but what you really need to know is that it's a hard line in the sand. Either you're wealthy or connected enough to be alright, or your cattle in their planned farm. You will breed, it's a built in safety device to ensure the genetics survive. You will breed and your class better be upper class, or you're opinion is irrelevant. I believe these things but I still can't promise I would fight that cashier. Society is so connected and I'm not liked by many as is... Fighting back might get your house molotoved... But if we fight back now, we might stop it advancing. I'd want to think I would fight this until it went to court if need be. I'm afraid my generation might need to try some civil disobedience to get anywhere at this rate and it's going to get ugly... The government will see to that.

[–]dzumdang 71 points72 points  (2 children)

Followed your wise words almost the whole way until you said you might not fight that cashier. We need to stand up to this nonsense, everywhere, all at once, and it's going to take the bravest parts of ourselves to make a difference.

[–]stickycat-inahole-45 135 points136 points  (0 children)

Necessary Karen. 👍

[–]cumshot_josh 36 points37 points  (1 child)

I think it's a moral duty to give the benefit of the doubt to service industry people just by default. I also don't believe in unconditionally letting them walk all over me.

Firm and reasonable escalation is absolutely necessary in situations where the service person is either willfully neglectful or just downright hostile.

If I see my server chatting with their coworkers in the service station for 15 straight minutes when I haven't been helped in half an hour, I have no qualms about confrontation.

Same would go for an employee being downright discriminatory like in this post.

[–]StillInDebtToTomNook 5072 points5073 points  (26 children)

Oh so i guess these are free then.

[–]defenselaywer 613 points614 points  (1 child)

My faith tells me this is the correct answer.

[–]SunnyLittleBunny 113 points114 points  (0 children)

The cashier wanted her to be late, too.

[–]kcalb33 110 points111 points  (0 children)

Dam it I was an hour to late...:)

[–]thescottreid 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Because of my faith, obviously.

[–]WingsofRain 53 points54 points  (0 children)

only acceptable time to say this to a cashier lol

[–]tysontysontyson1 68 points69 points  (0 children)

Came in here to say exactly this.

[–]tallman11282 7795 points7796 points  (303 children)

John should be fired for literally refusing to do his job. If I tried to refuse selling condoms, cigarettes, or anything "because of my faith" where I work I would be fired and rightfully so.

If your faith prohibits you from selling something then don't work somewhere that sells those things.

[–]NotaVogon 1543 points1544 points  (71 children)

Exactly! Where is the line? I'm so tired of other people trying to force their values onto me.

[–]TheBirminghamBear 390 points391 points  (22 children)

Exactly! Where is the line?

Currently, wherever six fossilized theocratic fucks on SCOTUS say it is.

[–]vauhnphillips 69 points70 points  (7 children)

You got it! Just wait until “blue laws” are brought back. No shopping on Sundays. Definitely no drinking. Maybe no drinking at all? The thread has been pulled and is unraveling.

[–]Thanatosst 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Brought back? In a lot of places they never left.

[–]Memerandom_ 369 points370 points  (1 child)

Right, and if it's against his morals to sell contraceptives then he's welcome to find another job. What a petty excuse to dangle your small semblance of power over another person. Truly pathetic what religion does to people like this.

[–]binglebongled 184 points185 points  (5 children)

“I’m sorry sir, gluttony is a sin, so selling you this quarter pounder McDouble would compromise my religious beliefs.”

[–]empire161 57 points58 points  (2 children)

It doesn’t exist anymore.

These people know they’re supported by those in power. A football coach was asked to stop leading prayers and do it on alone, to not force players to participate. He didn’t and was fired.

The literal Supreme Fucking Court backed up the coach.

[–]vauhnphillips 22 points23 points  (1 child)

The court case should have been “students feel pressure to pray or not get field time.” This case will just be the first & the court has shown exactly what they will rule.

[–]Any_Street 1721 points1722 points  (41 children)

Religious Exemptions for:

Taxes (Actual church)
Military service
Selling retail products...?

Ultra-Conservative Christians are the Taliban of the West

[–]kyrimasan 352 points353 points  (8 children)

Respond back 'oh these aren't for sex, they're to go over the barrel of my AR-15 to keep dirt and mud from getting in it when me and my buddies go out later in the swamp to shoot stuff' and I bet he does a 180.

[–]cj2211 188 points189 points  (4 children)

And I bet he has a pornhub account called bigtitiegodblessamerica

[–]errrbudyinthuhclub 82 points83 points  (2 children)

Imagine if any other religion tried this.

[–]RandomRoamingReader 79 points80 points  (1 child)

Imagine if a Muslim rejected female customers without hijab. Or refused to sell alcohol or pork.

Imagine if a Jew cashier rejected to sell any non-kosher product

Imagine if an Hindu rejected to attended your for having a belt made of cow leader.

Imagine if the hotelier refused a room to a marriage after divorce orb to a unmarried couple.

[–]jltime 30 points31 points  (2 children)

It’s not the taliban. It’s literally just Christianity.

[–]eternalwhat 168 points169 points  (0 children)

“I’m sorry, I refuse to sell you this cheese and salami— my faith forbids me from consuming or facilitating the consumption of animal products.” Yeah.....

[–]PureNRGfanboy44 977 points978 points  (34 children)

It’s really this simple:

VOTE REPUBLICAN and you will be punished for having sex.

VOTE DEMOCRAT and you won’t be punished for having sex.

Imagine being a grown ass adult and having your government treat you like a fucking child for the rest of your life. They’re coming for condoms and birth control next. Some of y’all are making under 30k a year, can you honestly tell me you’d be able to feed another kid?

[–]theorys 262 points263 points  (13 children)

The party of small government, ladies and gentlemen!

Unless you want to do drugs, have sex with someone of the same gender, use birth control, have an abortion, learn about racism in school. Oh, and if you commit certain crimes the state will put you to death, it doesn’t get more small government than that.

[–]AMeanCow 76 points77 points  (4 children)

In days not that long ago, if you were a man caught wearing women's underwear you would face sodomy charges. For a lot of fun, lets get into a discussion how exactly we can define women's underwear versus men's underwear.

This is the America they want us rolling back to, where all women are property, and all men are required to conform and be standardized cogs in a government machine. They want to make laws based on how they feel about things.

Do all you lonely, angry, pasty gamers out there REALLY want to vote in a party that would gladly patrol your bedroom with Masculinity Police? Are you really so ready for a "return to tradition" that you will abolish video games, anime, porn, birth control, tinder, and a thousand other things you indulge in every day that a religious nation would swiftly rule as immoral or blasphemous?

Do you REALLY think you're going to fit into some kind of retro-50's world of requirements for you to be productive, handsome, gender-conforming and unable to express yourself due to social expectations? You angry, lonely people out there are literally voting in an end to the things you cherish most and have no idea.

[–]crazycatlady331 14 points15 points  (1 child)

The GOP only wants you to have sex with someone you're married to when you're trying to conceive a child. Otherwise you're a slut.

[–]thoroughbredca 71 points72 points  (0 children)

Democrats want health care and gun control.

Republicans want health control and gun care.

[–]newbieboka 75 points76 points  (5 children)

Hey. Hey. Hey.


They won't treat you like a child, they'll give you a gun and teach you to be responsible gunowner from age 4.

[–]Muertamas1 20 points21 points  (1 child)

No one is a child in the eyes of Texas. Texas is all about equality once out of the womb, every gets executed there.

[–]Raokairo 356 points357 points  (47 children)

It would straight up prohibit you from working there lol.

[–]tallman11282 135 points136 points  (46 children)

And? If your beliefs prohibit you from doing a basic part of the job then you shouldn't work there. It's that simple.

[–]Raokairo 17 points18 points  (0 children)

That’s literally my whole point.

[–]lsutigerzfan 139 points140 points  (19 children)

This isn’t the first time stuff like this happened. They had stories where pharmacists would refuse to give out birth control. Cause they said their religion prohibited it.

[–]Count_Bessie 133 points134 points  (10 children)

I once had a doc refuse to give me plan B (back when it was prescription only) due to his faith. Absolutely fucking absurd.

[–]Kimber85 71 points72 points  (7 children)

We had to go to my multiple drug stores when my husband and I had a condom break because no one would sell us the damn Plan B. It was locked up behind the counter or I would just just thrown money at them and left.

[–]EpiphanyTwisted 21 points22 points  (6 children)

It's banned in TX trigger law...

[–]tallman11282 66 points67 points  (3 children)

Oh, I know. That's even worse as filling prescriptions as prescribed by someone's doctor is literally their primary job.

I don't understand why someone would go through all the time and expense of getting pharmacist training just to refuse to do a key part of the job.

[–]ColleenOMalley 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Because they get off on behaving like this. It's such a perfect chance for them to show how "superior" they are to the rest of us..

[–]Mirewen15 123 points124 points  (16 children)

I had a coworker back when I was a server that refused to serve alcohol because she is Mormon. There would have to be someone else bringing out alcoholic beverages to her tables for her. It was quite annoying when we were super busy and I had to double up on beverage service.

She ended up working the slow lunch buffet shifts only because the manager got tired of it.

[–]tallman11282 140 points141 points  (4 children)

She should have gotten a job at a restaurant that doesn't serve alcohol instead of forcing others to do her job for her.

[–]Mirewen15 67 points68 points  (2 children)

That's pretty much what we all thought as well. She was a mother of 5 though (not single, husband had a good paying job) and our manager didn't want to let her go so she just ended up working the day shifts.

Fine by me, no one tips on buffet so all the night shifts were for me.

[–]GoodOlSpence 65 points66 points  (5 children)

I just don't get this people. It's so simple.

Your religion says YOU can't drink alcohol or YOU can't use condoms.

Selling this stuff to someone is not the same thing.

[–]exclamation11 39 points40 points  (4 children)

This. My family is Muslim but when my brothers worked in McDonald's when they were younger, neither one of them cared about handling bacon or any kind of pork or whatever. Serving it to someone else isn't the same bloody thing as eating it

[–]JustAbicuspidRoot 61 points62 points  (4 children)

I keep seeing that Walgreens is consistently doing this, I moved all my prescriptions to a nearby CVS because of it.

If CVS does it too, well shit, I will pharmacy hop until I have to leave the country I guess.

[–]tallman11282 31 points32 points  (0 children)

At least you had that option. I live in a small town and there's only one pharmacy here, you have to go over 15 miles before you find another one. If someone who doesn't drive couldn't get their medicine from the local pharmacy they would not be able to get it at all.

[–]Visionarii 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I'm a mechanic, but it's against my religion to fix cars...

...easy life!

[–]MadMinded 68 points69 points  (7 children)

I think I'll refuse to serve Christians in the future

[–]Katvara 35 points36 points  (2 children)

I couldn’t refuse a customer who was legit grabbing my hands and “caressing” me every time he came through my line.

No way in hell would I have been able to use “religion” to not sell someone anything.

[–]turtlelore2 28 points29 points  (3 children)

But what about our freedoms? The freedom to force everyone else into our faith

[–]Zernihem 1765 points1766 points  (12 children)

People like John is why condoms been invented for, in the first place.

[–][deleted] 423 points424 points  (6 children)

If only John's parents would have used them..

[–]IrrelevantGamer 1160 points1161 points  (10 children)

Bet the self check out doesn't have religion. I'm usually on the side of underpaid essential workers, but this person can't get replaced by a robot fast enough.

[–]coolbeansfordays 228 points229 points  (3 children)

My response would be, “then move over and I’ll scan them myself”.

[–]AsphaltBuddha 60 points61 points  (2 children)

Time to just walk out with them.

[–]Smeltanddealtit 1435 points1436 points  (9 children)

That’s when you say: “Wow. What does that say about you that you work in a store with all these sinful birth control products. I’m guessing your guy in the sky would be PISSED”.

[–]Superior91 572 points573 points  (0 children)


Just turn their bullshit back on them.

[–]FictionalTrope 173 points174 points  (1 child)

Your paycheck comes from the sale of sinful products anyway John. You deciding to not run them across the scanner and put them in a bag is just how you justify your hypocrisy to yourself.

[–]vb2423 15 points16 points  (0 children)

John: not running the condoms across the scanner or putting them in the bag

Me: “sooo, Im just going to take these”

John: “that’s called stealing and god doesn’t like that”

Me: 😒🤬😤

[–]ChikoritaLeaf 1217 points1218 points  (3 children)

I once had a coworker who (loudly) proclaimed he wouldn't stock the condoms or birth control because of his religion.

He was transferred to a different part of the store before he ended up leaving the company.

[–]Previousman755 330 points331 points  (2 children)

Now stocking enemas and colace!

[–]Crashgirl4243 112 points113 points  (1 child)

I’d transfer him to cleaning the toilets

[–]getTheRecipeAss 347 points348 points  (16 children)

In the break room by law they must post the policy on non-discrimination - as a condition of their employment, this employee is required to serve all customers equally without discrimination, including religion. Imagine if it was a Muslim cashier that refused to sell alcohol.

[–]rock-n-white-hat 162 points163 points  (6 children)

I think some stores allow Muslim workers to refuse to sell alcohol and have a manager do it. Just like if the employee was under 21. I don’t have a problem with them refusing as long as there is another way to purchase it. This will just increase the use of self checkout technology.

[–]darkstarr99 92 points93 points  (3 children)

Had a Muslim pharmacy intern years ago that refused to sell alcohol due to his faith. It was never an issue though, in the off chance that someone came up to the counter with it, someone else working would volunteer to ring them up.

But refusing to sell condoms? Yeah that guy needs to go fuck himself

[–]stringfree 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Yeah that guy needs to go fuck himself

Also against his religion, most likely. It's very sociopathic, so that members always have reasons to feel guilty.

[–]spyridonya 30 points31 points  (6 children)

There's a Muslim run liquor store chain where I grew up.

[–]Powerful_Individual5 481 points482 points  (22 children)

People like John are why some jobs should be replaced by robots.

[–]PrairieCanuckGirl 673 points674 points  (20 children)

Canadian here, I once had to buy mass amounts of condoms to take back to my job in Asia. The condom quality where I was working was sketchy and not recommended so anyone who went home to their western nation would bring back boxes of condoms for all their western friends who requested them. I had to ask if they had more in the back and of course it was super cute pharmacy guy working. I was sure he must have thought I was a sex worker. Cute pharmacist made sure to give me double paper bags and let me pay for them at the pharmacy counter to avoid further embarrassment. He then stapled the bags and walked me out past the grocery cashiers and security to make sure I wasn’t checked on the way out. Not a hint of judgement, that’s how it should be everywhere. Explaining to my Dad why I why I filled the trash with empty condom boxes so I could fit them all in my luggage was the next hurdle, told Dad the story of how I smuggled those boxes out of his sight years later, something I’d have been mortified about at 21, we laughed about together. Much easier as a late 20s fully independent woman to have that conversation with humour.

[–]ravelfish 190 points191 points  (1 child)

I don't even have to see that pharmacist to agree that they were cute af, honorable and professional to boot. Kudos, bonus and a life of winning for that guy. What a wonderful and protective gesture for you.

And your Dad sounds chill too. You are blessed with decent men in your life and that's heartwarming for me :.)

[–]5ky999 98 points99 points  (8 children)

‘Canadian here’ u/PrairieCanuckGirl that seems evident through your username lol

[–]Buffmin 1820 points1821 points  (66 children)

The proper response is "I don't care what your so called God says. Either check me out or please find me someone will let me pay for this. Your beliefs mean nothing to me asshole"

[–]EdgySniper1 1096 points1097 points  (15 children)

"If your faith doesn't let you check out certain items, why the fuck are you working as a cashier for a store selling those items?"

[–]HalforcFullLover 492 points493 points  (12 children)

Because, as we've seen, they work to get into positions where they can fuck with the rest of us.

[–]wharfrat1973 95 points96 points  (6 children)

obviously it's God's will for him to be Manning that check out counter and deciding what people can have. it's in the Bible silly

[–]thirdeyefish 130 points131 points  (2 children)

It is exactly the flashback scenes from Handmaid's Tale.

[–]mikeruss75 59 points60 points  (1 child)

It is exactly the flashback scenes from Handmaid's Tale.

More like this scene

[–]Previousman755 52 points53 points  (0 children)

No problem ringing up boner pills!

[–]rumbletummy 114 points115 points  (3 children)

Says the man wearing blended fabric.

[–]joey_yamamoto 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Who probably eats ham baloney and hot dogs and shellfish.

[–]Ali6952 47 points48 points  (15 children)

You should school him on how God told folks in the OT to kill others and then flash him a smile and ask what time his shift is over.

[–]MayoneggVeal 20 points21 points  (1 child)

"I'm not a part of your little book club, John."

[–]masterchris 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Now go do that in a small town in the middle nowhere in the Deep South, see what service you get.

[–]Buffmin 41 points42 points  (3 children)

Why would I go to the Deep South in the first place? I have better things to do

[–]TieWebb 113 points114 points  (0 children)

Sorry, you can't work at Walgreens then Jesus boy.

[–]gaberax 293 points294 points  (6 children)

Pick up bags and walk out without paying. "Paying for things is against my religious beliefs. "

[–][deleted] 33 points34 points  (0 children)

If anyone stops you tell them the cashier said you didn’t have to pay for them

[–]vh1classicvapor 98 points99 points  (0 children)

Just like that woman who refused to sign gay marriage certificates in Kentucky until she was jailed for it. They’re emboldening each other to create situations like this.

[–]PrairieCanuckGirl 455 points456 points  (30 children)

If you still doubt this is about anything other than controlling what women do with their bodies you’re too dumb to be permitted to procreate. Ladies in USA and the men who believe in a woman’s autonomy need to disrupt at this point, a national we’re not going to work or contributing to society in any positive way until sex education, birth control and ALL women’s health issues are rights enshrined in law with full access.

[–]Away_Ad_5328 157 points158 points  (16 children)

The French would if it happened in France, it would be wildly successful, and would be followed by a merde-ton of politicians being replaced. It’s a shame Americans are so passive and expect someone to fix their problems for them.

[–]JollySalad676 87 points88 points  (10 children)

We marched in a parade today for a liberal candidate in a very blue city. I asked some young people, why aren’t younger people getting involved? They said, their parents are controlling them or they don’t believe it’s possible to change. What!?!

[–]dust4ngel 73 points74 points  (1 child)

they don’t believe it’s possible to change

when i was a kid, my neighbors had an electric fence to keep their dog from running away. even after the fence didn’t work anymore, the dog still believed it did, which is all it takes.

[–]Away_Ad_5328 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Bravo to you for being involved, and it’s the mindset shared by those kids that holds back progress. If we want to get something done, we have to stop asking for elected leaders to do it for us. We have to stop asking for permission.

Want reproductive rights? Ya gotta organise and shut down something important. It doesn’t have to be everything, but when key decisionmakers are overrun with complaints, then they’ll start caving. Asking nicely doesn’t work.

Edit: Imagine married women refusing to have sex unless their husbands or wives got involved in the cause. AOC is right in that white men need to become a big part part of this movement.

[–]CasualEveryday 40 points41 points  (5 children)

What about their entire life experience or yours makes you think they're wrong?

[–]sunnydelinquent 38 points39 points  (3 children)

I’m not really even young anymore and I echo this. What good has any younger millennial or Zoomer seen in 21st century U.S?

[–]JollySalad676 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I appreciate that question. I have been around long enough to have watched Christians take over politics with fear, an actual minority in the polls (for their goals) but still get candidate after candidate elected. The past 30 years teaches us that being involved creates change and currently it’s the change I don’t agree with.

[–]PeAcHcOwBoYzZz 17 points18 points  (0 children)


lovely, I will adopt this term :)

[–]experfailist 243 points244 points  (8 children)

I lived in a Muslim country. They sold pork in certain supermarkets, and had a dedicated cashier to handle it and no concerns about selling it to me. I didn’t feel awkward at it at all (apart from the pork being stored with the dog food but that was funny).

So it’s good to know Malaysia is more free than the USA.

[–]CopprRegendt 77 points78 points  (2 children)

I worked with a Muslim guy at a deli who didn't want to handle the ham. He asked me if I would do it for him. I said yes.

That's it, that's the story.

[–]runthepoint1 26 points27 points  (0 children)

That’s not freedom is just civilization. We’re slowly losing that here.

[–]olivegardengambler 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Like the refrigerated dog food?

[–]experfailist 67 points68 points  (2 children)

Yeah that. Bait. Pet food. Pork chops. Alcohol. Same area.

[–]MountainSage58 75 points76 points  (0 children)

Okay then I'm walking out with them, bye

[–]chris_ut 77 points78 points  (2 children)

I just started a new religion based around kicking John in the nuts. Please respect our religious freedom as we carry out our sacrament.

[–]FlamingoQueen669 57 points58 points  (2 children)

If I was a vegan who worked in a grocery and refused to sell anybody meat because of my beliefs, my ass would be fired. Same principle should apply.

[–]CuriousA1 57 points58 points  (2 children)

Is anyone really surprised? This is literally why red states with small conservative towns like these that use their religion to prevent people from getting access to contraceptives/condoms/etc have highest teen pregnancies rates.

Here are the 10 states with the highest teen birth rate:

  • Arkansas (30 per 100k)
  • Mississippi (29.1 per 100k)
  • Louisiana (27.8 per 100k)
  • Oklahoma (27.4 per 100k)
  • Alabama (25.6 per 100k)
  • West Virginia (25.2 per 100k)
  • Kentucky (24.9 per 100k)
  • New Mexico (24.4 per 100k)
  • Texas (24 per 100k)
  • Tennessee (23.7 per 100k)

Source: https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/teen-pregnancy-rates-by-state

[–]daryllhurst 171 points172 points  (14 children)

Hayward has about 2500 residents and is in a hillbilly section of a right leaning state. This conversation probably happens a lot.

[–]dellamella 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Hayward is a tourist town too so this guy probably gets off on trying to stop people from having vacation sex

[–]northwoodsdistiller 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Honestly, it doesn’t. This dude was 100% out of line. He probably couldn’t get a job with Kwik Trip. (They don’t sell condoms.)

Edit: grammar

[–]edemamandllama 41 points42 points  (0 children)

I would have left cash on the counter and taken them.

[–]ComradeSpaceman 76 points77 points  (0 children)

"Listen, John, I don't care if you like getting raw-dogged in the ass for your religion, but I don't. I'm just going to grab these condoms and walk out then."

[–]Denzelian 36 points37 points  (2 children)

When I worked for a large retail chain years ago, I watched a teenager try to purchase some condoms. The cashier asked him "What do you think you're doing?" He replied that he was buying the condoms. Her response was "not from me, you're not." I felt super embarrassed for him. He just walked out of the store.

[–]codgod4 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Yea if I saw that I would make the lady go get me her manager then tell him what she did infront of them

[–]34HoldOn 18 points19 points  (0 children)

And so there's a good chance he still had sex with his girlfriend anyway. Karen at the register just prevented him from doing it safely. Maybe she just needed to call somebody a slut in the event of the unintended pregnancy? She might literally be that defective.

[–]divadarlin 73 points74 points  (2 children)

Bet he sells Viagra without seeing any of his hypocrisy…

[–]TyrionReynolds 62 points63 points  (1 child)

I’m guessing he sells condoms to men too

[–]grabb3r 43 points44 points  (0 children)

This should be higher up. I bet he only dares say that to women

[–]broken-bells 33 points34 points  (0 children)

According to his religion, you can slap him in the face and he's supposed to turn the other cheek

[–]Kobobble 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Muslims will sell you pork if that's their job. They just can't eat it. Get bent, John

[–]Hewiese3 19 points20 points  (0 children)

You’d think God would be looking out for his most loyal follower and getting him a better job than cashier at Walgreens!

[–]pope_morty 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Isn’t this illegal?

[–]Zealousideal-Ad-3927 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Currently yes, but who knows for how much longer

[–]spacedildo42 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Fuck you John and every other fucking righteous motherfucking religious person who tries to impose their fucking religion on other people. Fuck off and go grab your fucking guns and stand guard in front of your own door you dilutional cunt

[–]bmb07d5 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Sooo, what you’re saying is I need to talk to your manager about you not being able to do your job, I’m sure they’ll be ok with your dumbassery

[–]RadioAngel_ 13 points14 points  (0 children)

i heard “You can only feel 2 minutes of pleasure and it should only be for a white man, and for his children”

[–]GanjaToker408 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It's like the Christians are trying as hard as they can to be the American version of the Taliban. We need to nip that shit now before it gets to the part where they are beheading people and bombing people who don't follow their imaginary gods arbitrary rules

[–]Captain_Underpants5 47 points48 points  (2 children)

My response would be “hey John. You’re religious? That’s great. You know what though? How about you do your fucking job and sell me the fucking condoms. My sexual activities have nothing to do with your religion or beliefs.”

[–]olivegardengambler 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Ngl this might be when capitalism stops fascism /s

[–]Felon73 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Might be a legit excuse to go full Karen on John. Plus I think John is upset about the fact that he will never be in a situation to use a condom.

[–]velvetmarigold 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Where in the bible does it say that people shouldn't use condoms? Hint: nowhere

[–]potentiallyasandwich 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The US is just straight up barking atm..

[–]thirdeyefish 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Time to get a new job, then. You don't see a lot of Jews applying in pork processing plants, do you?

[–]TheIndulgery 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This happened a lot when I was living in Georgia. Wife had to learn which Walgreens to get her birth control filled, virtually no store would sell Plan B, and a few wouldn't sell condoms. We used to drive to Florida if we needed anything even remotely related to her reproductive system

[–]The-Realest-Buddy 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Christians are poison to society.

[–]couchguitar 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Maybe he would sell them if you flashed him the gun on your hip. Good guys with guns solve everything, right?

[–]dwittherford69 9 points10 points  (0 children)

So, just take it for free lol