Thursday, November 6, 2008

Have a happy period- are you kidding me?

Why is it that menstrual products are always marketed to us in the most cheeseballish ways? It's almost as though everyone's so embarrassed about what periods really are that euphemisms and blue liquid are used as distractions from what it really is.

Ah yes, the smiling, radiant woman horseback riding along the beach dressed in head-to-toe white. The saddle is white. The horse is white. Her teeth are a freaky shade of white. The clouds are white. The sand is white. You get the picture. This brings me to back to my title: Are you kidding me? I don't care if you've bought every single pad at Shoppers and are wearing them all at once. No woman, and I mean no woman, will A. wear white, and B. be so F#$**ing smiley.

Can we please have a more realistic commercial? My marketing classes gravitated around teaching us how to advertise in a way that people can relate to- It sells. How tampax has not honed in on this is beyond me. Show me a woman sitting curled up on the couch with a giant zit on her cheek, oily hair, mascara streaks down the sides of her face because she just saw a tissue commercial and the little (again) white kitty is just oh so cute, a bag of lays on the table, and a scrunched up ball of foil from a caramilk bar. Show her popping the pill, taking a nap for an hour, and then waking up feeling less crampy. I may just buy this medication.

Can you guess that TOM has arrived?

My dinner tonight was a granny smith apple with tostitos. It was a delicious combination, but I'm certain I'll look back next week and have another opinion.


A True Heart Girl in Jersey said...

*tosses you a life vest* Hang in there girl, seems we're ALL floating in the PMS / TOM hell!

Jen said...

I can totally relate - I feel like TOM is getting worse and worse every time - longer, heavier and more painful.
Sometimes it really sucks to be a chick.

Anonymous said...

TOM is worse as I get older. Loved your post SO TRUE! I also love reg lays chips around that time with Hell of a good dip....emmmmm

Hang in there...ADVIL ADVIL

Amy S. said...


MeltingLisa said...

Hahahahahahahahaha ... oh the joys!

I caught the tail end of a new commercial last night, don't even know which brand it was ... "Mother Nature Calling" OMG tell mother nature to go bug the men for a change!

Mark Salinas said...

Thanks for sharing :) Have a nice weekend!

Fat4Now said...

Thank you for kind comment.
Good luck you :)

cdblueberry said...

Ohhh so true! Hang in there girlie, you can do it!

Karyn said...

I totally agree with you on the commercials...they're so stupid. And unnecessary. Like we need to be TOLD to buy these products.