I went to the munch in a while and some guy there brought extra diapers to give away and they were all mediums. They were all mixed; Classicos, Preschool cloth like, Super Dry Kids, DC Amor. I took the DC Amor one. I think a few others were taken out of the bag too because they were for anyone to take. I wanted to grab a bunch of them but there were too many people and I wanted to save the rest for others. I decided to wait until everyone leaves and then take the remaining. But that didn’t go as I planned it. I took out all the diapers to see what was there and I left them out on the chair and table thinking it was no big deal. Then I saw the person who was running the group putting them back in the bag and she took the whole bag with her. I thought she was so greedy,taking them all for herself and none of them would even fit her because of her size.
So I walked over to her and asked if she was taking them all home with her and she told me someone left them all out and they can’t have that in a restaurant here and open diapers are not allowed.
That was me. I thought that was only for showing them off you have on and making it obvious you are diapered and showing them, I didn’t know they meant you cannot leave any clean diapers on the table or out where anyone can see them, they must be in bags and stay in the bag or your purse, etc. I just saw diapers as a thing, an item, not see it as something sexual like a condom or a sex toy. I wonder if it would be bad if tampons were left out in the open or menstrual pads or moon cups. I used to just throw my bloody tampons away in the trash not even knowing I was supposed to wrap it in toilet paper so one day at work, one of my co workers complained there was a bloody tampon in the wastebasket in the restroom and I said that was mine and my boss started yelling at me to remove it and I thought her reaction was funny because she was over reacting over something normal all women have. My mom had to talk to me about it when I got home (yes my boss would call my mother to tell her things about me so my mom would talk to me about it). I was 20 or 21 when it happened. But it was another unwritten rule no one told me about having to wrap up your menstrual used products before throwing them away. Then that explained why I always saw wrapped up pads and tampons. I wonder if we all have to roll up our diapers too? I always thought people do that to save room in the trash. I roll mine up to save room but I don’t always roll them up and just put them in the pail open. Then I dump them all in the bad when it’s full. But not all moms and caregivers wrap up baby diapers because I see opened ones in the trash all the time. I empty the trash in daycare at work so I see opened diapers all the time when taking it out.
But I asked the guy why can’t diapers be left out in the open and he told me it’s probably because the people working there might freak out if they saw them because they’re unusual. Okay that makes sense. We don’t want to make the people working there uncomfortable they ban our munches.