Day 96: Trash the maxipads

December 7, 2010 § Leave a comment

Today I dumped a small mountain of maxipads into the garbage.

“Gross!” you may shout at your computer. “Why did he have all these pads to throw away in the first place?”

Well, you see, these pads were not for human use. No, the reason they were scattered on our kitchen counter, bed and dining room table is because Stephanie had a 10 week long design project for Procter and Gamble. Her group was given the task of redesigning pad packaging, making it hip and sexy.

Stephanie bought all kinds in all shapes and sizes, stuffing our cart every time we went to the grocery store. In the past three months I have learned way way way way way way way way way way more about menstruation then I ever wanted to know.

Imagine my embarrassment when friends came over, having to tell them, “Let me just get these pads up off the couch so you can sit down. Oh no, we don’t use them – they’re just for research purposes.”

I’m now proud to say our apartment is 100 percent pad free. (Cue “Hallelujah Chorus”)



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