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Woman buys new trousers for work and finds bloody tampon in the pocket

Payton found the tampon in the pocket of her new trousers (Picture: Mercury Press)
When Payton Wilso..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Fashion , at September 2, 2019

Payton found the tampon in the pocket of her new trousers (Picture: Mercury Press)

When Payton Wilson decided to wear her new trousers to work, she wasnt expecting to find a bloody surprise inside of them.

The 20-year-old lab worker from Washington, US, had bought the trousers from Walmart – a popular supermarket chain in the US – and the first time she wore them, she noticed a lump in one of the pockets.

It turned out to be a used tampon, wrapped in a piece of paper.

In an odd coincidence, Payton works as a phlebotomist (person who draws blood from patients) and was going through blood samples when she found the tampon.

I was sitting at my desk going through blood samples when I noticed I had a lump in my pocket but I didnt remember putting anything in there, she said to The Sun.

I looked in my pocket and it was a crumpled up piece of paper so I initially thought it was a note, but as I unfolded it I saw blood and it was a used tampon.

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I was absolutely mortified. Who in their right mind would do that?

I dont know if it was a prank or why someone would do that but its not justifiable in any way, it was absolutely disgusting.

The bloody tampon, wrapped in a piece of paper from a notebook
The tampon was wrapped in a piece of paper from a notebook (Picture: Mercury Press)

Because of her line of work, Payton was wearing rubber gloves at the time.

She said: If someone else had bought them and wasnt wearing gloves, who knows the kind of diseases they could have caught from it.

I had washed all the trousers before Id worn any of them, but from now on Ill be checking the pockets of every item I buy before I even take it off the rail.

I never want to go through that again.

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She also went back to Walmart to explain the situation and the team apologised, as well as offered her a gift card worth around £40.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Walmart for a comment and this article will be updated once a reply is received.

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