Posted: 06/12/2016 at 13:25
It was bad enough when I was a teenager and had to go into a small shop and had to ask the (male) assistant for some Dr White's or Tampax (can't remember which). He then shouted to his wife to get some from out the back.
So the whole of the shop knew about my menstrual cycle. At about 14 that was very embarrassing.
But that was in a corner shop over 40 years ago. Very, very wrong that a young lad trying to 'do the right thing' was made to feel silly, embarrassed and, quite possibly, ashamed in a medical facility in this day and age.
I'm afraid I would consider reporting the receptionist for her insensitive, inappropriate and unprofessional behaviour. It might at least make her think twice before she treats somebody else in the same way.
Last edited: 06 December 2016 13:25:58