Friday, April 4, 2003

Friday, April 4, 2003

WARNING: This is gonna be girly in nature, so stop reading now if you're squeamish.

I received a free sample in the mail from Proctor & Gamble --- their new Pearl tampons.  Is it just me or is that kind of insulting as a  marketing gimmick?  I mean really.   Are they trying to give tampons class?  And couldn't they have put it in a plain brown wrapper?  No.  They had to stamp NEW Pearl Tampons all over it.  Yes, I am a grown woman that still gets a little self-conscious when buying tampons at the store. 

Once in Winn-Dixie, they had some little tag on the box that set off the alarm at the door.  Omg, I had security all over me, looking through my bag, waving my tampons around back & forth through the security checkpoint setting off the alarm each time, and yelling (yes yelling) across the store to the cashier I had just left to see if I had paid for them.  Couldn't they just as easily have looked at my receipt?  I know they're expensive, but who's gonna forge receipts to save $7?  That was several years ago, and I have NEVER been back to that store.  Bastards.  I bet they did that on purpose and laughed about it for days.  I was very proud of myself and held my composure though.  I almost walked out of the store and said forget it, but I didn't want to lose my $7.  lol.

Back to the pearls.  They actually had a scratch & sniff spot on the box they came in for their new fresh scent.  Wtf?  Don't they know that women can just shower?  How is Proctor & Gamble the only one in the world that doesn't know it's not healthy to use scented tampons?  Masking a foul odor (yes it can get foul if left unattended for too long) with a fresh new scent does nothing.  That's like those people who use perfume instead of showering.  Lol, soap & water is powerful.

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