If I owned a bar I think I’d install a condom machine in the bathrooms before I installed a pregnancy test dispenser. (Then again, if I owned a bar I might only play music recorded between 1983 – 1986, so I’d probably be out of business before I had enough money saved up to put anything in the bathrooms.)
It’s not as if it’s a bad idea to install a pregnancy test dispenser — after all, I suppose it’s better to know before you toast whether you’re drinking for one or two. It’s just kind of an odd idea, no?
Well, it wasn’t too odd for a bar in Mankato, Minn. that just had one installed, according to Fox News.
Pub 500 owner Tom Fredrik is doing his part to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome, so he had the machine put in the women’s bathroom at the request of one of his customers, Jody Allen Crowe, who happens to be an expert in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Proceeds from the pregnancy test dispenser sales will benefit Crowe’s nonprofit, Healthy Brains for Children.
All you need is a debit card and $3 in your account to get your hands on one of the tests.
Having taken many pregnancy tests in an effort to become a mom, I do wonder how effective the tests are if taken at night (as opposed to the first pee in the morning, when most tests recommend you do it), and how much of a risk your unborn baby has of really developing fetal alcohol syndrome in those very early days before most women realize they’re pregnant (that, coupled with the news that moderate drinking is now believed by some researchers to be safe early on in pregnancy, not just in the later trimesters).
But still. No harm, no foul. And maybe it’ll even help. Although I still think a condom machine might be even more effective.
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