In which my jaw literally dropped

In CategoryNavel Gazing

So last night we were sitting on the couch, innocently eating dinner and watching some teevee. As I went to fast-forward through a commercial, I was assaulted by this:

I mean seriously. Do these companies not have focus groups? Who is the pea-brain who thought, “Hey! Maxi-pads and mechanical bulls! Those things go together!” Was it a man? Was it a girl who maybe went out to a cowboy bar and had a little too much to drink? “Keeps you in the saddle?” Who wrote that?

Lookit. I’m a girl. I’ve been one my whole life. I’ve been experiencing Aunt Flo for . . . oh jeez, I think it’s been over 25 years.

(How can that be right? I should just delete that. Twenty-five years? That’s just obnoxious.)

ANYway, that is to say I am not unfamiliar with the Feminine Hygeine Product.


I do NOT want to see advertisements for this stuff! In fact, I don’t really want to think about the whole thing at all. Every month, I roll my eyes and go, “oh right. this again.”

And don’t even get me started on that pregnancy-test commercial with the gigantic stream of pee raining down on the space-ship sized test stick. That’s just wrong.

Look. Look at the wrongness:

Do they realize that we have giant, high-definition televisions now? I don’t really need to see a stream of pee that looks like it was poured out of a five-gallon Gatorade bucket at a football game to get the idea.

Some of those pitch meetings must have been freaking  hilarious – “well you see, what we have here is a tiny mechanical bull, see, and the maxi-pad is RIDING the bull, and well, we think it’s a winner.”

I have some stuff to say about that weird Quizno’s commercial with the three stuffed cats playing mariachi music, but I’ll save it for our next session.


8 Responses to “In which my jaw literally dropped”

  1. hi kooky Says:

    LOL! Agreed.
    hi kooky´s last blog post ..a gift for now and then

  2. Michelle Says:


    That pee one has been bothering me for a while. Ugh, and the cats. I just don’t get them. Then again, I generally don’t get commercials. Ever.
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  3. Angie @ Many Little Blessings Says:

    We hadn’t seen either of the commercials that you showed (and we don’t even have a fancy-dancy way to fast forward through commercials), but hubby and I read your post and watched the commercials. Hilarious! Love your guess for what the pitch meeting went like.
    Angie @ Many Little Blessings´s last blog post ..7 Quick Takes- August 27- 2010 Vol 50

  4. Tressa Says:

    ROFL!! That commercial is awful. It came on when I was watching TV with my 15 year old son. You can’t unsee something, you know? Painful.
    Tressa´s last blog post ..Friday Milspouse Fill-in

  5. Many Little Links: August 27, 2010 Says:

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  6. Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers Says:

    Stopping by from Angie’s Many Little Links post. Just had to say: Amen, sister! And a special “Preach it, girl” to not wanting to think about Aunt Flo until I find myself saying, “Oh. That again.”

    Thanks for the laugh.
    Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers´s last blog post ..Weekly Wrap-Up- The One Where I Quickly Saw the Need to Adjust Our Scedule

  7. Daisy Says:

    I’m thinking I’m really glad we don’t watch tv. Gross!
    Daisy´s last blog post ..Nature Study – Week 2

  8. Connie Weiss Says:

    That is so silly. And who came up with…Have a Happy Period? I hate that guy.
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