Yet another reason to “not break the seal”

Anyone who has ever taken a pregnancy test knows to get the most accurate result the urine needs to collect in your bladder to absorb the most of the hormone that detects pregnancy.

And anyone who has ever enjoyed a long night of drinking knows that you should hold off your first bathroom trip as long as possible since subsequent trips will come sooner.

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Well if you ever find yourself in Minnesota, you can do double duty.  Just wander over to the local pub with your $3 and your late period and take a pregnancy test in a bar.  That’s right.  Pub 500 in Mankato, MN is the first bar in the world to sell pregnancy tests and according to the mastermind, Jody Allen Crowe, founder of the nonprofit Healthy Brains for Children, the purpose is to prevent prenatal exposure to alcohol.

No word on whether UTI tests are next.  I like to get as much information as possible from every trip to the loo.

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14 thoughts on “Yet another reason to “not break the seal”

  1. Excuse me, but WTF? This sounds like something that should be happening in Texas or somewhere south. I expect more out of Minnesota. Shame on them. So bizarre. Maybe not shame, but so random. Not sure if this is the best way to promote issue, but whatevs.

  2. Oh no they didn’t? Can’t you just picture the corporate peeps sitting around brainstorming ways to sell more pregnancy tests – “ooh, I’ve got it, let’s sell them in bars and pretend we’re raising awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome!” Cynical? Oh yeah! I’m a bit pissy today too. So there’s that. Thanks for letting me rant. xoxo

  3. God, what a terrible idea! Who’s seriously going to go to a bar and think, “Hmm. Maybe I should buy a pregnancy test really quick before I order my drink?” If you think you’re pregnant, maybe take a test at home? lol

  4. Oh boy…I had heard about this and couldn’t really believe it. Wouldn’t it be a much better idea to sell or heck, just give away condoms and little papers on safe sex and preventing std’s? I mean, let’s get real. Most men and women, especially young ones drinking in a bar, are hoping or planning on getting busy that night. I would think the girls with late periods are home, freaking the eff out and calling girl friends. I could be wrong but regardless, I think the pregnancy tests are kind of a dumb idea. Just my opinion :) My next plan would be, free cab service available to bar patrons so no one has to drive drunk but that’s for another time……I’m off to read all your guests post – you are busy and rocking it! Hope you have a great weekend :)

    • Ha! I think you are exactly right! Free transportation would be ideal. The lack of drunk driving (actually, driving period) is one of my favorite parts of living in a city with wonderful transportation services. Hope you are having a nice weekend!

  5. Kind of goofy, but the price is great. Perhaps college or high school restrooms might be a better location for such vending machines. And I bet a condom machine placed next to a pregnancy test machine would rake in the cash.

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