Couldn't have said it better myself

>> Friday, April 7, 2006

A copy of the following letter to the makers of Kotex feminine products was posted in the bathroom of my workplace the other day. I found of copy of it online and couldn't resist posting it. In my current state of bronchial irritation, I nearly died of a coughing fit from laughter. This woman said it in a way that most women probably would if they had thought of it.

Dear Kotex,

I recently noticed that the peel-off strip of my pantiliner had a bunch of "Kotex Tips for Life" on it. Annoying advice such as:
  • Staying active during your period can relieve cramps.
  • Avoiding caffeine may help reduce cramps and headaches.
  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day to keep you hydrated and feeling fresh.
  • Try Kotex blah blah blah other products.
Obviously the person behind this was someone who has never possessed a functioning pair of ovaries. Go ahead and tell a menstruating woman TO HER FACE that drinking 6-8 glasses of water will help keep her feeling fresh. See what happens and report back. I'll wait here. While you're at it, dump out the coffee at work and remove the chocolate from the vending machine. I guaran-damn-tee that the first responders will be females who just ovulated.

Look, females don't need or want tips for living on feminine hygiene products. Younger girls are already hearing "helpful" crap like that from their elderly relatives. Veteran females have already concocted their own recipes for survival, most containing alcohol.

Printing out crap advice while sneaking in ads for the brand THAT WAS ALREADY PURCHASED is just plain annoying, not to mention rude and enough to send a girl running to the Always brand. Mostly we'd like to forget that we even need these products. It's not a fun time, but DO NOT try to cheer us up by adding smiley faces or bunnies or flowery cutesy crap to your products or the packaging. Put the shit in a plain brown wrapper so we can throw it in our carts discreetly and have it blend in among the wine and chocolates. There is nothing more annoying than having a blinding pink package announcing your uterine state to everyone in the dammed store. The ultimate goal of your product should be functional invisibility at every stage, including the point of purchase. So take your tips for living and shove them up your ass. (Try drinking six to eight glasses of water to make you feel fresher while you're doing it!)

Ovarily Yours
Miss PMS



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