Confused father asks his daughter if she wants ‘lemon’ or ‘blackcurrant’ sanitary towels after she sent him to the shops – but Twitter hails him as a ‘great dad’
- Twitter user from Cardiff has gone viral after asking dad to buy sanitary towels
- Niamh shared text exchange where her father asked what flavour she wanted
- A stream of responses praised him for being willing to buy product in first place
A text exchange between father and daughter has gone viral after he amusingly mistook the colour of sanitary towel packets for flavours.
Niamh, from Cardiff, took to Twitter with a post showing the messaging conversation, where she asked him to buy the products for her menstrual cycle.
He responded with a photograph of two different colours of Always sanitary pads – purple and green – and wittingly asked: ‘blackcurrant or lime?’
While the post has since received over 31,000 Likes, Niamh claims she’s received a number of responses, which are now unavailable online, slamming her for not buying the sanitary towels herself, or asking her mother instead.
But others jumped to her defense and praised Niamh’s father for being willing to purchase the woman’s product in the first place – and branded him a ‘great dad.’
‘I don’t see why people are having an issue with your dad buying your pads??? wrote one. ‘Foolishness!’
Niamh (pictured), from Cardiff, shared a text message exchange asking her father to buy sanitary towels on Twitter
Niamh’s father responded to her text with a photograph of Always sanitary towels, asking which flavour to buy (pictured)
Niamh received over 31,000 likes on her post but claims many people have slammed her for not asking her mother or buying them herself
They continued: ‘Like, we’re all adults here and if anything more men need to grow up and get over being squeamish when it comes to women’s periods. The lime/ blackcurrant comment made me laugh though.’
Niamh responded to backlash by explaining she wasn’t able to make it to the shops herself.
‘For all the people getting wound up about asking my own DAD for pads. 1. He’s only ever lived with females, my sister, my mum, his sister, his mum.
‘2. I was in work until 5 shops close at 4 on a SUNDAY i don’t drive, neither does my mum 3. it’s 2019 not 1969,’ she wrote.
Many agreed that it’s normal for men to buy sanitary towels and that there shouldn’t be a problem.
Niamh (pictured) detailed in a follow up Tweet that she was unable to make it to the shops herself because of work
A stream of Twitter users claimed it’s normal for men to buy sanitary products for the women in their life
One penned: ‘Blackcurrant or lime! I don’t get what the issue with this is? I get them for my misses if she needs them and I have three daughters so looks like I’ll be buying them for the rest of my life.’
Other women began sharing their own anecdotes about times they’ve asked their fathers to buy their right sanitary products.
‘First time I asked my dad for pads he thought I said “bats” so for at least thirty minutes he was searching for bats in the store lol,’ commented one, while a second wrote.
‘When my dad used to buy tampons for me, my sister and my mum, he would always ask what colour “traffic lights” we needed (green, yellow and orange)
A third added: ‘This is totally normal. My dad has had to deal with me, my sister and mum all syncing up for years, he’s been on a million tampon and pad runs. Don’t see why people are making this into an issue, bizarre’
Many people shared their own experiences after asking men to buy sanitary products, including one woman who said her father would ask what colour ‘traffic lights’ she needed