Monthly visits from ‘Aunt Flo’ are never easy. Just ask any woman.
For most women, it’s incredibly painful. We’re constantly sore, aching, and cramping. And don’t even get me started on what ‘Aunt Flo’ does to our hormones.
So, you can get an idea of how tough periods can be at times. Even a kind smile is enough to push a woman who is PMSing over the edge.
This exactly what happened to Wendi Aarons, who lives in Austin, Texas.
After discovering something in her pack of maxi pads, she decided to write to P&G’s brand manager to discuss the issue. It’s utterly hilarious.
The letter ended up winning the PC Magazine’s 2009 Editors’ Choice award for the best letter sent via email.
After reading the letter for yourself, I’m sure you’ll understand why it won the award.
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? 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 customer’s 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.
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