Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Who Was The Genius Who Thought This Up?

Recently, Aunt Flo was here for her regularly scheduled visit. I'm not very fond of Aunt Flo, but she's a necessary evil. I went to the neighborhood store to stock up on supplies for Aunt Flo's arrival, but (typically) my usual brand were not available there. I ended up getting another brand that was labeled as "sport". I don't play sports, and I'm about as active as yogurt, so I wasn't really concerned with the efficacy of the "on the go" hype, but I figured they'd do in a pinch.

Imagine my surprise when I got home to find that each tampon is wrapped in a lurid green-and-purple wrapper, and is emblazoned with inspirational quotes! I know that people who are way more sporty than I are used to finding encouragement where they can, but I somehow don't think that finding "You're a triple threat...like me!" and " You still look killer in your jersey." written on your tampon is really going to push you that extra hundred miles to win the Tour de France, or to help you kick the winning goal during the World Cup. I'm just sayin'.

Am I the only one who finds this slightly disturbing?

10 comments:

Phantom Scribbler said...

Did each tampon wish you a happy period, too?

devilmacdawg said...

Yowch! That's truly frightening.

Anne Glamore said...

I don't know-- these days I'll take a nice comment ANYWHERE I can get it, and sitting on the potty is the most peace I get. If they wrote on the maxi-pads they could fit a short inspirational story!

Karyn said...

I'm thinking toilet paper, with inspirational quotes, is the next big (weird) marketing ploy.

But I'm with Glamore; locking myself in the loo is the extent of my peace and quiet as well.

Still... I really do not need any smart remarks from my feminine hygiene products. "Have a happy period!" Sure. Who wouldn't be happy? My one pound uterus is contracting with such ferocity you would think it is trying to expel a Volkswagen bus, my back aches, my legs ache, my ass aches, I have a killer headache, and oh, good, I have three zits on my chin.

Happy period my ass.

Who comes up with this crap?

Sue said...

That's just strange. Really strange.

I haven't had a visit from Aunt Flo since my ablation surgery in the spring (***doing happy dance of joy***) so I haven't seen this new development on the feminine hygiene front.

I should have had the surgery a year earlier than I did. I could have avoided the anemia thing and saved even more money by not buying the (Now with Inspirational Sayings!) feminine products.

Bridget said...

my first period in 23 months (after the baby and breastfeeding) started the day I did the triathalon. I would have killed for some sporty tampons! with or without scary inspirational quotes!

Songbird said...

Will the marketing forces stop at nothing?

Old Lady said...

Not as much as the panty liners for thongs.

ccw said...

LOL!

That is so very bad. I thought floral scent was bad but having to read inspirational quotes based around your period. Wrong!

purple_kangaroo said...

Nope, you're not the only one. LOL.