Whatever This CVS Has Planned Tonight, Count Us Out

It makes sense for a store to place small impulse-buy items on the shelf next to related merchandise. Say, cereal and bananas. Beer and Ping-Pong balls. Cold medicine and tissues. Tampons and chocolate. Those choices all make sense, but this impulse buy found at a New England CVS left us, and tipster Jena, scratching our heads.

Yes, those are tubes of Superglue.

That would be Superglue alongside the condoms

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  1. PlumeNoir - Thank you? No problem! says:

    Oh…it’s Tuesday already?

  2. McRib wants to know if you've been saved by the Holy Clown says:

    One says ‘Honey lets have sex’. One says ‘Honey, lets never have sex again’.

  3. TinaBringMeTheAx says:

    This reminds me of a limerick I read in “Isaac Asimov’s Treasury of Humor” as a child:

    A young couple named William and Nelly
    spent their honeymoon belly to belly
    because in their haste
    they used library paste
    instead of petroleum jelly

    • Happy Tinfoil Cat says:

      Did you hear about the the newlyweds that got window putty confused with Vaseline?
      It was terrible!
      All their windows fell out.

  4. crispyduck13 says:

    Dear Consumerist,

    If your content were any lighter these days, it’d float right off my screen.

    Previous Consumerist Fan

    • Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

      And yet, you’re still here.

      • crispyduck13 says:

        Well I keep hoping it’ll turn around and go back to the sight I fell in like with. Nothing wrong with a little constructive criticism is there?

        • crispyduck13 says:

          *Edit: site, not sight. Need. More. Coffee….

          Whose leg do you have to hump to get an edit button around here?

          • Happy Tinfoil Cat says:

            Maybe someone can make an edit button for you. Then you could pin it on your blouse / shirt.

        • 401k says:

          Its kind of like if you had an open house, I went, enjoyed it, but you had another open house and I came back and wasn’t as impressed, and this continued to happen until I start coming to insult your home instead of avoiding it because it is no longer the pleasant experience I remembered.

    • HeatherB says:

      I needed a good laugh tonight. Thanks guys, I for one, appreciate the funny pieces as well. I even shared with friends!

  5. Tim says:

    If the condom breaks, just glue it back together and keep going.

  6. AngryK9 says:

    It’s for when the toys break….

  7. Alliance to Restore the Republic of the United States of America says:

    Probably put there by some prude who doesn’t, or doesn’t want to, know enough about sex to make a distinction between glue and lube.

  8. Pagan wants a +1 button says:

    Superglue: Making sure that condom stays put!

  9. Fishnoise says:

    See, it worked by distracting you from the illegal fireworks on sale in the back room.

  10. and_another_thing says:

    The Tipster app is not compatible with any of my Android devices and the Google Play Store doesn’t show any reviews.

    When will it be usable?

  11. obejoyful says:

    Can’t think of a better item to buy if you want your honey to stick around . . .

  12. CrankyOwl says:

    I dunno, tampons + chocolate makes perfect sense to me.

  13. Clutchcargo says:

    Lionel Richie—
    …Stuck on you…
    …Cause while we were making love, I spilled the crazy glue…

  14. Blueskylaw says:

    Loctite – Sealing leaking objects since 1963.

  15. caradrake says:

    When I worked at Walmart we had wars involving those strips. Every department was required to have a certain amount of strips hanging throughout the store. We even had a contest every month, to put an item in a spot that is perfect for it (like putting beer pong balls in the beer aisle).

    But it was always aggravating to come to work and find that someone else had put a strip in your own department, blocking your own merchandise. So we’d take other department’s hang strips, and relocate them to a nearby department.

    Like I said: it was war.

  16. Boiled for your sins says:

    OT – any particular reason the Android Tipster app needs to control my flashlight?

  17. Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ) says:

    Anyone see “Another Gay Sequel?”


  18. Ayla says:

    As a former midwifery apprentice I know women who have used super glue to repair their vaginal tearing after birth. It works like stitches only it dissolves after the skin has healed back together.

    So one *could* leap to the conclusion of a CVS employee anticipating vaginal tearing ……which makes me shudder.

    • 401k says:

      But its not in front of the magnums…

    • Alliance to Restore the Republic of the United States of America says:

      I’m not even a girl and the term “vaginal tearing” makes me shudder and die a little inside.

  19. kursk says:

    Best strip hangers I’ve ever seen were condoms on the shelf with beer and condoms on the shelf with diapers.

  20. missy070203 says:

    the semi perm condom….?

  21. lawnmowerdeth says:

    One of the best Simpsons scenes/quotes ever.

  22. Dagny Taggart says:

    My local Walgreens had a Valentine’s Day display that paired heart-shaped boxes of candy and KY Jelly.

    Nothing says “I love you” like a big tube of lube!

  23. Princess Beech loves a warm cup of treason every morning says:

    Slightly off-topic: On the way to the movies, I once went to the cashier at a snack shop with a bottle of water and a pack of naphthalene balls. My friends looked at me funny.

    What? I needed some moth balls so I decided to get them together with the bottle of water I’m taking to the movies.