Someone needs to shoot (and kill) the Marketing Department / Ad Agency for Always. Seriously.
Whoever the freakin’ frack came up with the slogan “Have a happy period” obviously:
- Never had seriously heavy crampy “can’t take a sh*t” periods (yes, waaay too much TMI), and
- Never had difficulty procreating.
With that said … it’s time for me to crawl back into bed and resurface once bloating and exhaustion subside.
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Clearly, a man must have thought of that *brilliant* marketing ploy.
I think I need to start boycotting Always.
Every time I heard that #@$@#$ woman say “have a happy period”, I always wanted to punch her in the nose.
It seems to me I once received an e-mail with a hilarious response to the announcement about this new marketing campaign (one of those things that gets forwarded on & on & on & on…). If I can dig it up, I will post it here, because it was pretty funny! (Although you can probably imagine what it said…!)
If it wasn’t a man it was written by a fertile myrtle. I’m in the midst of Aunt Flo right now and there’s nothing happy about it.
I hate those stupid packages. What a stupid campaign. Makes me not want to buy Always anymore. Hell, maybe I’ll boycott it (like they’ll notice).
Heh. I’ve been wondering for a while what idiot came up with that campaign, and furthermore, after said idiot came up with it, a whole committee of people at Always had to see it and approve it and decide to put it on their packaging. I mean, it takes a village right, so how in the hell did this slip by???
It reminds me of the one building that defines the (pathetic) skyline of this town:
You can click that link and decide for yourself what it looks like, before I tell you what I think…
I always thought dildo, until someone pointed out to me that due to the color, it really does look more like a tampon.
I mean, not only did an architect have to design it on paper, he then had to present it to a committee at his architecture firm, who all had to say, “Yeah! Good idea!”, and then they had to take it to the Wachovia Corporation, and present it to a bunch of people, who all had to look at it and say, “Hmm! I like it!” and then the workers had to build the building, all while keeping their thoughts to themselves- seriously, did NO ONE think to say, “Guys- this building looks like a giant tampon. It’s the tallest building in Winston-Salem. You can see it from every single point within 10 miles of downtown. Do we really want the skyline to be dominated by a giant phallus????”
Maybe Always and Wachovia are working together…
I never did understand that line either. I mean what is really “happy” about a period? Even if you’re not TTC or having any extreme menstrual discomfort…who the heck is “happy” about having to wear a pad or tampon, being bloated, and feeling moody? And that is describing a best case scenerio period – let alone if you’re one the people having cycles that are uncomfortable or are TTC. Great point you made! I hope your period is over soon, and that those people at Always are the farthest thing from you mind soon sweetie!
Oh boy! I get to bleed a whole bunch while losing my mind temporarily again! Joy joy!
It’s insane, I agree.
The ad campaign I’m hating right now is the Volkswagen ads with Brooke Shields — these women are getting pregnant so that they can get a Volkswagen. Um…. wtf?
let’s jsut all be HAPPY that we don’t know how to make an.thrax.
BTW__i keep meaning to email you but i don’t have the time….but i want you to know that wehn i was p_________ i listened to ‘apronstrings’ by EWBTG in the pool on my waterproofed ipod and cried and cried. that’s why i only listened to in the pool. even now i listen to it. it’s so powerful.i have to mkae myself now because it brings up so.much that is still htere. but it rocks as a song.
You know, I actually quit using those things because of that stupid slogan!?!? As if I was supposed to be excited to have mother nature give me the finger!