Would you buy a positive pregnant test from a stranger?
Craigslist is full of them, no joke. Women in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex are selling their pee sticks with a positive sign for $5-$20 a pop, but prices are even higher in other cities. CNN recently aired this story about the bizarre merchandise.
With this revelation I did what any good citizen would do: I bought a pregnancy test (for a science experiment to “test” the accuracy of pregnancy test with entertainment value for my blog readers). For the record: I’ve NEVER purchased a pregnant test before yesterday. (Read this post about our pregnancy announcement, it was NOT traditional.) As soon as I got home with my legit pregnancy test, I ripped open the box and read the instructions. How complicated can peeing on a stick really be? I went to the bathroom, peed on the stick, and before I could even pull my knickers up lines started appearing. The box specifically said to wait between two and 10 minutes, but my stick was turning colors and showing symbols in a matter of seconds!
CONCLUSION: This experiment was not as fun as I thought it would be. I set the timer on my not-so-fancy-schmancy-phone and I was ready for the roller-coaster of emotions waiting for the results to appear (which I assume women have during this life-changing experience). I didn’t no more pee on the stick and put the purple cover back on before the plus sign appeared. I got robbed TWICE — once by the ER doctor and again by an $8 pregnancy test. WHAT A CROCK! I knew going into this experiment what the result might be, especially since I’m currently 25 weeks pregnant and my belly bump is more like a hump. But I had to pee on a stick at least once in my life.
Does anybody want to buy my positive pregnancy test? I really don’t need it.
To my parents and in-laws, HAPPY GRANDPARENTS’ DAY — you’re Lil’ Shit of a Grandson is growing right along. He’s also been moving around this week!!!