Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Thinking?

I was in my bathroom this morning, deciding whether or not to curl my hair, when I heard the words "Have a Happy Period" from the TV set closest by.

Have a happy what?

Apparently, one menstrual pad/tampon company decided that in order to market itself more effectively, the newest line of pads will include what amounts to a baby wipe attached to each individual package. You take the new pad out and lo and behold, you can get that "shower-clean feeling" as a bonus for buying their product. First of all, I have never gotten a clean enough feeling from what amounts of a small, moistened towellette to classify it with the "shower" genre, and second, and more importantly, WHO came up with that marketing campaign?

My answer--it must have been a guy, regardless of the fact that the voices that advertize feminine hygene products are never masculine. A woman would have slammed that one down right way--the implication that a wet towel could, in any large scale way, turn what is at least three days of living hell into a "happy" experience.

However, there is, of course the OB line of tampons, which, although "designed by a woman" are completely without applicators. Given that omission, I tend to believe that is more a gimmick than a reality.

On the ligher, and local, side, Buddy Cianci, former Mayor of Providence and subject of the book, "The Prince of Providence," has been released from prison, and Steve Laffey, who challenged the incubent Republican Sentor last fall, has published a book that he claims Rhode Islanders will love. If that is the case, you would hope that more people would have voted for the man.

At least the weather is good, and my cats are happy, although there has been a significant reduction in the local chipmunk population of late for whom I have become primary gravedigger.

6 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

If they used that line in an ad over here, there would either be an outcry or they would fall about laughing.

anonymous jones said...

I'd love to see a smiley emoticon for that!! The mind boggles.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

My 100th TWQ is currently on my Journal. You are invited to list your dinner party guests.

Gem said...

Hmm, I've seen OB for sale in Europe - didn't realize they were an American brand. That is a slightly bizarre slogan...

ellesappelle said...

Oh, oh please... say it's not true! The whole idea of 'have a happy period' makes me want to go and hit someone.

Matt said...

Jesus. So you're telling us the wet toillette makes such a miniscule difference you'd prefer not to bother with it at all?

Other uses for toilettes would include cleaning bong water from car upholstery, et. cetera.