(You know how these “Buy One / Get One Free” deals are – hard to resist even when it’s for something you already have plenty of.)
“Looks like I’ll need to get rid of my old socks,” Hubby lamented to me. “Do you want me to toss them into the trash?”
(Trash perfectly good socks?!?!)
“NO!” was my immediate reply. I handed him the bag the new socks had traveled home in with these instructions: “Place the old socks in here. I’ll take them to a women’s shelter.”
Men’s socks to a women’s shelter?
Menstruating while homeless calls for inventive measures if/when feminine hygiene products aren’t available. A clean sock can be stuffed with tissue from a public restroom and used as a menstrual pad when nothing else is available. The homeless period demands ingenuity. And, menstrual supplies, though essential, are not always readily available.
It seems a shame to just donate the bag of white cotton socks – knowing full well that the need is for something more than socks as a means to manage menstruation.
Hubby has big feet and the socks have the potential to hold a number of SoftCups, tampons, pads and wipes….
Hmmm… What would be the period wise thing to do? 😉