There is a new product on the market that claims to be revolutionary. It is a tampon in a re-sealable wrapper. For all the visiting men, I will catch you up-to-speed by explaining that tampons come individually wrapped. Trust me when I say no woman wants to insert an unwrapped tampon that she has just resurrected from the lint-ridden depths of her purse, enough said.
The new product claims to have the first-ever, re-sealable container. And I dare to ask, WHY? Are there really that many woman dashing into restrooms around the globe, unwrapping a tampon, and then cursing the industry because they can’t put the tampon back in its wrapper? I am going to go out-on-a-limb here and speak for women internationally; we are simply not that ambivalent about our periods.
When my older children were babies, I had an idea for repackaging a product. Diaper-rash medicine comes in a tube, similar to toothpaste. I believe it should be reformulated, made thicker, and sold in containers like underarm deodorant. Take a minute now to visualize sticky, greasy diaper-rash ointment that you don’t have to touch with your fingers.
The value of my invention cannot be fully appreciated until you have had a handful of Desitin, a screaming baby, and a phone ringing all at the same time. Once you have stood in the middle of that perfect storm, you will see my genius.