A male teacher at Knysna Primary School was approached by 6 year-old Johnny’s single mother who embarrassingly explained that her son had been stealing her tampons for months. She thought that a man would be able to approach the problem better than her. The teacher held back a smile but promised to chat to the boy. When he saw Johnny later, during tea-time, he decided to start light-heartedly so as to win the boy’s trust before getting to the bottom of his tampon fascination.
Â “Johnny, if you found R50, what would you spend it on?â€
â€œA box of tampons,â€ said Johnny without hesitation.
â€œTampons?â€ queried the surprised teacher. What would you do with that?â€
â€œWell,â€ said Johnny, â€œI dunno exactly but when i figure it out I’ll do a lot! On TV, they said that you can go swimming, horseback riding and skating any time you want to with it .â€