Odd Spot

I only noticed something odd today, which was that the bit of paper that covers the sticky part on Libra sanitary pads now comes with some facts on it…

No kidding, grapes explode?

I can just imagine the meeting at Libra…

The boss: “Ok people, we need to come up with something new, so the ladies will buy our products, any ideas?”
Jill, the only female in management: “We could make a commercial that pisses them off, thus making them remember us.”
The boss: “No, we need to think bigger people.”
Craig: “What about re-designing the packets once again, maybe we could find out a way to make an invisible case, so when it falls out of their bags there will be no embarrassment. We all know how the ladies hate tampon incidents.”
The boss: “We tried that last year, the test subjects couldn’t find the case once they dropped it.”
Ben: “I know! Why don’t we put silly little facts on the bit of paper that covers the sticky part?”
The boss: “Fantastic idea Ben, we could call it ‘odd spot’, it would be a hit with the ladies!”

Ben gets a raise and I write a blog entry about sanitary pads.

33 Comments on “Odd Spot

  1. Remember those cute little Leunig cartoons on the Minties wrappers? That’s what we need more of.

    Shame I don’t buy Libra either.

  2. Isn’t it amazing what people do to sell their products?
    The next step would be condoms with jokes on them… at least even if the relationship breaks up we can still laugh about it… 😦

  3. I can imagine all the fun reading those bits of trivia while changing your pad! lol. it sure is the oddest place to spot such random info. Unfortunately, we don’t have libra here (i think). It would be more appropriate if they had put women’s hygiene-related trivia or anything that has to do with girls for that matter cause after all, it is a sanitary pad but then it wouldn’t be called an odd spot πŸ™‚

    Anyway, very interesting site Kitta!

  4. That commentary reminds me so much of those Orange phone adverts they play in the cinemas here, have you seen it?

    They host meetings with well established actors/directors/authors and basically think up ways of promoting the phone company within a film.
    By the end of the meeting they come up with ideas such as;
    the main character works hard in the rain forest as he wears his t-shirt with ‘I use Orange’ printed on the front. Unfortunately they get stranded but he still has his trusty Orange phone which not only allows him to call home but also manages to save the rainforest with one simple press of a button.

    Made me buy one.

  5. I don’t quite know what these things are, and I’m entirely positive I don’t want to. Seriously. No. No no no. No more of this. The thing bout the word that described when you can’t find the right word is entirely hilarious, but no.

  6. This begs the question of how sales pitches for touchy subject type products come about.

    Do they say one day…man our sales are just hurting…you know what we need is a flashy campaign to get us back in the + numbers, you know something that will get em coming back for more…Now hmmmm should we be tasteful and respectful or just come right out and grab em by the horns?

    Next thing you know they will be promoting medicine to help older guys get their groove back…oh wait to late…

    Man you know what they need…spring boarding off this idea…they should print on toilet paper with silly stuff like this and then you won’t need to clutter up the lue with magazines and such! YES Brilliant!

    Some things just do not need to be promoted.

    Signed,

    Wondering what the world is coming to.

  7. That’s… um…… great. Really… great. Just what women need. BTW, I think there’s something wrong with my grapes. I put them in the microwave, but they aren’t exploding 😦

    And the gum thing reminds me about somethin’ that happened when I was, like, maybe 7 years old. I was into hockey cards and all that crap, and they had these really old hockey cards for sale at Buck Or Two(probly bout 1984’s, I can’t remember though). Well they came with gum, like all the hockey cards used too, but I wasn’t thinking that the gum in the hockey cards would actually be from 1984 aswell 😦 I was up all night holding the bucket.

  8. the worlds oldest gum is over 9000 years old?! well, hell i want 2 buy sanitary pads now.
    by the way kitta, how come your headphones seem to glow in your cam pic? kinda cool but creepy in a ‘possesed-by your-headphones’ kinda way.

  9. I don’t know what’s weirder: the fact that you just wrote an entry about pads, or the fact that I just read an entry about pads. Either way, those odd spots were oddly interesting. Kinda makes me wish I had a uterus.

  10. They don’t explode!? Well, clearly whoever is hired to write the facts has been slacking off and is writing anything that enters their mind.

  11. No, the grapes thing doesn’s seem to be working. Anyway, why would you want to put grapes in a microwave? A fork is so much more fun :p

  12. Kitta, I can’t believe that you actually wrote an entry on sanitary products – highly amusing though, and personally, i’ve wondered about those facts since they first came out! Obviously the grapes one is incorrect, so maybe the others are too! However, that marketing ploy is better than the Kotex one for their ‘U’ brand… where it was shadow marketing for about 3 months before they told us what they were… and now the ads have people roling over them in steamrollers! Bwahaha

  13. AHHHH!!!

    Foiled AGAIN!

    Hex you cruel world and cleaver minds alike!!!!

    Why do I waste my brain power on my ideas…they all get taken…

    Signed,

    Searching for a patent office

  14. Hey kitta,

    I wonder if Bazooka Joe has facts about sanitry towels in his gum wrappers?

    Probably not… Might put people of hey… NOW DON’T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT! Someone had to bring it up… hehe… πŸ™‚

    Wuv ya! Thanks for posting on my blog!

  15. Why is it that we only get 10 different odd spots per pack of 10/12 pads? Boring! Out of the hundreds of Odd Spots they number, I’ve seen less than 50. Hmm, I get the feeling that they put so much effort into the ‘Odd Spots’ that they left out quality control. But I guess that’s another issue, which I will have to follow up. You’re getting sloppy, Libra!

  16. Hello
    I really like these odd spots. But it is an odd spot to have them!
    Anyways i was wondering were to get the list of these odd spots, is there a place on the net.
    Thanks
    Have a good day πŸ™‚

  17. Libra decided to put facts on the pads after a study found men to have more factual knowledge than women by an alarming percentage. So why not try and turn that around by putting useless facts in a place men cant see.

  18. I love the ‘odd spots’ on libra pads, i buy libra now just to read them! i never have found odd spot #1 though…

  19. Where do we get a full list of odd spot I keep them trying to get the whole lot how many #38 are there I have found three.

  20. @Kez: hello i have most of the odd spots saved on my pc number 1 is: #001 – The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano.
    cheers

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