|Response from P & G|
Back in July, while staying with Granny and Grandpa and attending Sci-Fi Camp, Alisdair was watching television. A commercial for swiffer mops was aired. In the advertisement, a woman is using a new green Swiffer mop. She likes it so much she takes her old broom outside and props it up near the fence by the garage. Then music plays asking "Who's that sexy lady?" and the rejected broom moves suggestively with a flamingo on the lawn next door. For readers that can't recall seeing this commercial, a video is posted below:
Alisdair felt uncomfortable when they used the word "sexy" and wrote a complaint letter to the company... and Grandma mailed it.
I never saw the letter he sent to P & G but their response (dated October 18. 2010) was as follows:
"Dear Alisdair Ramsay-Mackenzie:
We rely heavily on consumer comments regarding our advertisements, and feedback like yours will help us decide how to approach future advertising efforts.
Please be assured I'm letting our marketing team know how you feel. Thanks again for writing.
The strangest thing about this whole episode was that the letterhead gives a Post Office Box number in Toronto, Ontario as the return address. Then, on the corner of the envelope, it says "The P & G Distributing Company, Consumer Relations" and gives a postal box number in Cincinnati, Ohio. Finally, instead of a stamp, the letter had a Second Class Royal Mail postage sticker with the words "Match Returns X, P O Box 264, EGHAM TW20 2AF and Postage Paid GB."
And so -- if we were going to reply to this letter (which we don't plan to do) -- which address would we use? Alisdair says he originally used an address in Brampton, Ontario that he found online at swiffer.ca which was advertised in regard to the Swiffer Money-Back Guarantee!
|Mysterious envelope from the USA and Great Britain|
Am I confused yet??.... just a little! Better go clean my floor while I try to figure this conundrum out!