Yes, I have tubing hanging out of my arm. It's called a PICC line. It's so that I can get IV hydration and medication for extreme morning sickness. It is not bloody. It is sterile.
Please, do not:
A. Call your manager and say you have to have them ring me out because I am "TOO GROSS FOR WORDS."
B. Yell that you think I'm going to bleed all over your floor.
C. Ask VERY loudly "DO YOU HAVE AIDS OR HEP C?!"
D. Start making gagging puking noises as I frantically try to find my sweater to cover my stupid arm. Gagging noises trigger me to gag, gagging triggers me to puke. I really don't want to puke in your store.
I had one thing. You could have had me rung out in 20 seconds if you hadn't put on such a damn show.
Thanks for making me feel like a leper,
The girl who can't help her condition.
ETA: Yes, I WILL be calling Monday when the store manager is in; bad news for the cashier, I've worked with that store manager for YEARS doing non-profit stuff. I would have stayed and complained but at that point my anxiety started kicking in and I wanted to RUN AWAY!!!
On the cute side, when my 2 year old saw my PICC she brought me one of her baby legs and told me I needed "arm sock for owie" because I put baby legs on her arms sometimes to keep her from picking at scratches. =D