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Have a Happy Period ( Alittle Laugh) For Us Women

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Dear Mr. Thatcher,

I have been a loyal user of your Always™ maxi pads
for over 20 years and I appreciate many of their features.
Why, without the LeakGuard Core™ or Dri-Weave™
absorbency, I'd probably never go horseback riding or salsa
dancing, and I'd certainly steer clear of running up and
down the beach in tight, white shorts.

But my favorite feature has to be your revolutionary
Flexi-Wings™. Kudos on being the only company smart enough
to realize how crucial it is that maxi pads be aerodynamic.
I can't tell you how safe and secure I feel each month
knowing there's a little F-16 in my pants.

Have you ever had a menstrual period, Mr. Thatcher?
Ever suffered from "the curse"? I'm guessing you haven't.
Well, my "time of the month" is starting right now. As
I type, I can already feel hormonal forces violently surging
through my body. Just a few minutes from now,
my body will adjust and I'll be transformed into
what my husband likes to call "an inbred hillbilly with
knife skills." Isn't the human body amazing?

As Brand Manager in the Feminine-hygiene Division,
you've no doubt seen quite a bit of research on what exactly
happens during your customers' monthly visits from "Aunt
Flo". Therefore, you must know about the bloating,
puffiness, and cramping we endure, and about our intense
mood swings, crying jags, and out-of-control behavior.
You surely realize it's a tough time for most women. In
fact, only last week, my friend Jennifer fought the violent
urge to shove her boyfriend's testicles into a George
Foreman Grill just because he told her he thought Grey's
Anatomy was written by drunken chimps. Crazy!

The point is, sir, you of all people must realize that America
is just crawling with homicidal maniacs in Capri pants... which
brings me to the reason for my letter. Last month, while in
the throes of cramping so painful I wanted to reach
inside my body and yank out my uterus, I opened an Always
maxi-pad, and there, printed on the adhesive backing, were
these words: "Have a Happy Period." Are you !**@!
kidding me? What I mean is, does any part of your tiny
middle-manager brain really think happiness - actual
smiling, laughing happiness -is possible during a menstrual
period? Did anything mentioned above sound the least bit
pleasurable? Well, did it, James? FYI, unless you're some
kind of sick S&M freak girl, there will never be anything
"happy" about a day in which you have to jack yourself up
on Motrin and Kahlua and lock yourself in your house just so
you don't march down to the local Walgreen's armed with a
hunting rifle and a sketchy plan to end your life in a
blaze of glory. For the love of God, pull your head out,
man! If you just have to slap a moronic message on a maxi
pad, wouldn't it make more sense to say something that's
actually pertinent, like "Put Down the Hammer" or
"Vehicular Manslaughter Is Wrong", or are you just picking
on us?

Sir, please inform your Accounting Department that,
effective immediately, there will be an $8 drop in monthly
profits, for I have chosen to take my maxi-pad business
elsewhere. And though I will certainly miss your Flex-Wings™,
I will not for one minute miss your brand of condescending
!**@!. And that's a promise I will keep... Always.

Best,

Wendi Aarons
Austin, TX
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replied March 9th, 2007
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Laughing Laughing Laughing
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lmao!
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replied March 9th, 2007
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hahaha
first I thing I thought of was the relief during my teens when my period arrived - then I was happy to have my period.

then I moved into the broody stages and hoped my period wouldn't show.

now, I'm in 2 minds I want it to show so I know I'm functioning but I want it to stay away for there being a baby in there
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I am currently at work. Were out internet is aloud for office related tasks only. My recent bursts of laughter have not gone over very well. After about the third time of laughing out loud my manager asked me what was so funny (him being a man I didn't think that he would truely appreciate the message that this has to offer) So I responded "nothing, I'm just going insane. This crap is really starting to get to me." He just nodded and said "well its almost time to go home."

As i am currently going throught this exact situation, I look forward to reading this to my husband when I get home.

I really needed this today. Laughing
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lol i totally needed that.

And kia, girl you're gunna be a mommy one day... i know you will.. why else would .God have put such a wonderfully capable female on this earth?
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haha Lmao
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rainfire1424 wrote:
lol i totally needed that.

And kia, girl you're gunna be a mommy one day... i know you will.. why else would .God have put such a wonderfully capable female on this earth?


ha doesn't change the fact i sit in the bathroom going I hope I got my period.. no wait I hope I don't... wait I do.. I don't.. I.. oh feck it
and then when I do get it I'm sitting there thinking hope it's gone now... nope still here lmao
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Haha that's brilliant.. I definitely needed a laugh today.
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Kia wrote:
rainfire1424 wrote:
lol i totally needed that.

And kia, girl you're gunna be a mommy one day... i know you will.. why else would .God have put such a wonderfully capable female on this earth?


ha doesn't change the fact i sit in the bathroom going I hope I got my period.. no wait I hope I don't... wait I do.. I don't.. I.. oh feck it
and then when I do get it I'm sitting there thinking hope it's gone now... nope still here lmao


lol

did i ever ask you if you were diagnosed with i think its called pcos?
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i cant wait for my periods to start again Smile
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rainfire1424 wrote:
did i ever ask you if you were diagnosed with i think its called pcos?

nope, ya didn't... Laughing
I don't have it anyway lol it's down to my weight/thyroid issues
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when i first started reading the joke i thought it was like a new thing with the pads lmao or something then i got to the middle and the end haha. it really doesnt make sense when they say havea happy period, the only happy ones i think are when u have a pregnancy scare then your period comes and your happy . thats just my opinion
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