The last thing a woman wants to do while she’s relaxing is think about her period. Even if it IS that time of the month, the cramps and the inconvenience are enough of a reminder, thank you very much. So why, oh why, would a company make a pool float that resembles a giant inflatable maxi pad?
Author Jillian David was walking through one of those big box stores when the massive maxi float practically hit her in the face.
Focus group. This could have been avoided with 1 focus group (of women). pic.twitter.com/C76lv5ji33
— Jillian David (@JillianDavid13) July 3, 2017
Yep, there’s no doubt about it, this was clearly designed by a room full of men — who didn’t realize the pool float looks like a cross between a pad and a liner. Even the blue design looks like the plastic-y strip women remove to get to the adhesive part. Sigh. In a world where unicorn, flamingo and donut flotation devices exist, this one isn’t exactly screaming #summervibes.
David’s photo has over 120,000 likes and 30,000 retweets, mostly from women who are scratching their heads and WTF-ing, along with guys who either live with menstruating females or have seen at least one sanitary product commercial in his day.
Probably the only product that’ll get me through one day of my period.
— General Chach Organa (@ChachiBobinks) July 4, 2017
If you don’t want to lose this on the pool deck, just pull off the adhesive strip on the back and attach it to your chair!
— Becky McG. (@bmmcgar) July 3, 2017
Won’t it soak up half the pool water? 😃
— appalledvoter (@appalledvoter) July 3, 2017
Now if I can just find my red bathing suit.
— (((Dave Martin))) (@subatomiclounge) July 3, 2017
But does it have wings?
— ☪️ Charles Gaba ✡️ (@charles_gaba) July 3, 2017
For the holiday period.
— piktishheathen (@ron_tennant) July 3, 2017
Model: ‘OMG it looks like…’
Product guy: ‘We’re not paying you for your opinions, sweetheart.’
Model: ‘I get paid in advance, right?’
— Codey McCodeface (@bcasiello) July 3, 2017
Has someone made the surfing the crimson wave joke yet?
— elephantista (@elephantista) July 3, 2017
FYI, this is the most expensive IRL sanitary product you’ll ever see, which will run you close to $90 US if you include the shipping. Now if they come up with one that’s stubbier and has a little string on the end, we’re out.