light reading material

I recently discovered that a well-known manufacturer of feminine hygiene products has decided that the wrappers of their products are too boring, and in addition to adorning the packaging with bright blue and green spots, they have also started printing Odd spots on other parts of the packaging.

Some examples of this interesting reading material provided for women are:

Odd Spot #46 The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing
Odd spot #8 Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave
Odd spot #95 The word ‘lethologica’ describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want
Odd spot #117 If you stand at the bottom of a well, you would be able to see the stars even in the daytime

Is the person who typed these ‘facts’ a leftie who wants to promote the uses of a left hand? … why did they put grapes in the microwave when everybody knows that you should put them in the freezer? … does ‘lethologica’ really describe that state or could they just not remember the correct word to use? … and, wouldn’t one be better off calling for help if one were stuck down a well, as opposed to taking some time to star-gaze!??

Thank you, manufacturer of feminine hygiene products, for making me laugh at how absurd packaging has become. I expect, sooner or later, that the space used for the Odd spot will be given over to nasty commercialism and be used for advertising the many other things that a girl can’t live without. For now though, I will continue to increase the number of trivial facts in my head each time I use your products.


~ by pincushiondiary on March 19, 2004.

2 Responses to “light reading material”

  1. Spring Valley juices now put random points of trivia on the inside of the bottle lids. The one I have in front of me is that “A blind chameleon still changes colour to match its environment”.

  2. Sadly the on latest Spring Valley I bought, the lid trivia has deteroriated into advertising: “No 139. Nothing goes better with lunch than a Spring Valley juice”. Pah.

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