Friday, March 11, 2011

"HAVE A HAPPY PERIOD"


Hope you get a chuckle from this!

Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal user of your 'Always' maxi pads for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features. Why, without the LeakGuard Core or Dri-Weave absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and down the beach in tight, white shorts. But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary Flexi-Wings. Kudos on being the only company smart enough to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic. I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher? Ever suffered from the curse'? I'm guessing you haven't. Well, my time of the month is starting right now. As I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging through my body. Just a few minutes from now, my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into what my husband likes to call 'an inbred hillbilly with knife skills.' Isn't the human body amazing?

As Brand Manager in the Feminine-Hygiene Division, you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly happens during your customers' monthly visits from 'Aunt Flo'. Therefore, you must know about the bloating, puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense mood swings, crying, jags, and out-of-control behavior. You surely realize it's a tough time for most women. In fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent urge to shove her boyfriend's testicles into a George Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey's Anatomy was written by drunken chimps. Crazy!

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... Which brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were these words: 'Have a Happy Period.'

Are you freaking kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual smiling, laughing happiness is possible during a menstrual period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some kind of sick S&M freak girl, there will never be anything 'happy' about a day in which you have to jack yourself up on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a blaze of glory.

For the love of God, pull your head out, man! If you just have to slap a moronic message on a maxi pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's actually pertinent, like 'Put down the Hammer' or 'Vehicular Manslaughter is Wrong', or are you just picking on us?

Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that, effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings, I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending bull sh*t. And that's a promise I will keep. Always.

Best,
Wendi
Austin , TX


I’ve always wondered how the Maxi Pad business remained so profitable. If you’re a girl, you understand what I’m saying. We all typically start out on the Red Road To Womanhood by first using a Maxi Pad. It’s only a short ride down The River Red Highway before we realize that using a Maxi Pad basically means walking around with a frigging mattress between your thighs. So sure, while every day there is some new, young, pimply-faced tween strapping a pillow to her underwear on the VERY first day of her VERY first period ever, there are millions of others having an “A-HA” moment when they realize tampons are the ONLY way to go and take the plunge into plugging up

12 comments:

Shelley said...

Ooooh the good ole days....Another good laugh for the day....
Shelley

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

OH Sue, your post is so true... funny and true.. I was cracking up while reading it.
Sabrina

Angela said...

Cute. I remember those days. Luckily that's one advantage of getting older. {ha} Have a good day.

Silvia said...

You only got a chuckel out of it??!! I am crying here.....that is to funny

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I did smile at the memories for much of what I read has occurred to me at some time or another. One of the few benefits of age..........
★Linda★

Michele said...

Hi Sue!
Thanks so much for the much needed chuckle! This is hilarious! ~.~

Allenz said...

Your post is so true. Thank of all the money we spent over the years on those darn things.

Holli~Where The Rooster Crows said...

Hilarious!!! And I love the slippers.

jderouin55 said...

LOL

Domestic Goddess said...

I almost peed my pants!!! Better go put on one of those maxis for protection!

Jonthy, Alice the uppity white cat's babysitter said...

I'm starting to see a pattern here. Most of your blog supporters are old enough to not need these things anymore. I'm in that group. But we can sympathize those who are still fighting the good fight.

JeanM said...

I am so glad I am over that LOL.
angel2cook