That was trick question, because one cannot buy a single tampon; it is literally impossible. (Except in those machines that are/used to be in some bathrooms, but: When are those around when you need them, never, and also, who has quarters, no one.) The only solution to a menstrual surprise is paying $4.99 for a 20-count box of store brand tamps at the drug store or the same amount for a ten-year-old four-pack of extra extra super cardboard applicator Tampax at a bodega or gas station. Or you can bum one off a stranger, which, though not as common as bumming slightly smaller white cylindrical sticks from people, is a totally socially acceptable thing to do, and I think we should all do it more.
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