Bodyform, Well Done! Best Response Ever To A Facebook Comment!

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Good Google: I google ’email monkey’ and it gives me MailChimp, which is exactly what I’m looking for as I remembered their logo being a monkey and they help you send emails.

Took .24 seconds, job done.

Bad Google: I google ‘period pain relief’ and it gives me a series of articles designed to help relieve period pain if you start following the advice a ‘month or two before your period’. CLEARLY if I’m googling ‘period pain’ I’m looking for a fix-it-now solution NOT a wait-two-months-solution.

Took over 30 minutes of me yelling at both the computer and at The Canadian One about how much I hate Google, two Tylenol, a hot water bottle, complaining to my friend via Facebook chat about how much I hate Google, and some storming around between the kitchen, where The Canadian One was hiding, and the bedroom, where my laptop and the source of Google was, before I felt able to lie on the ground and not speak for almost a full minute. Then I continued my b*tching about how one site had insulted me by suggesting ‘time’ as a source of relief.

TIME?!

I’m shedding the lining of my uterine not my brain! I know time will solve it! I know the sun is yellow and hot too. I’m surprised you didn’t feel the need to also tell me that!

It was moments later that The Canadian One offered to brave Costco by himself on a Saturday afternoon while I stayed at home.

In hindsight, I don’t think it was a gesture of understanding, it was more like an escape attempt in the making.

Which brings me to this awesome find. On October 9th 2012, Richard Neill took issue with a very popular manufacturer of a women’s sanitary product, Bodyform. For those of you in the UK or Ireland, you’ll be very VERY familiar with their ad campaigns which feature women doing things I wouldn’t even do on a normal day. Richard left Bodyform a message:

bodyform richard

And on October 16th, Bodyform responded…in a way nobody ever expected…ever:
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Does anyone else LOVE how they completely break the number one rule of making an ad about products for a woman’s period: NEVER SHOW THE COLOR RED….and the blue liquid!! Ohhhh, the blue liquid!

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