Gender biased marketing:

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by postbeetle, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Sitting here 'cause I don't want to go out on the ice, thinking of something.

    A couple of weeks ago, before the winter ice storm hit us, Nancy conned me into going shopping with her. Okey Dokey. I went.

    Amongst the 3,948 places we went was a health food store. She "needed" some things. Nancy likes tea. The weirder the better. She came to the tea isle. Several 100 kinds of tea. Perusing them she found one she had to have. It was called "PMS Tea". Get this. It has....

    Roasted dandelion root
    Roasted chickory root
    Parsely leaf
    Organic nettle leaf
    Ova ursi leaf (if you know what this is I'll give ya a buck)
    Organic cornsilk style and stigma
    Carob pod, roasted
    Oatstraw herb
    Roasted barley kernel
    Chickweed herb
    Cramp bark

    She was going to drink this. If I tried to smoke this, I would get my rear end thrown in jail. They would think I was a Mexican drug runner. Okey Dokey, I told her she would be better off getting spayed. While she was deciding whether to get two boxes or one I looked around the tea selection. Do you think I could find Prostate Tea Remedy, Viagra Substitute Tea, Hair Replacement Tea, New Tooth Enamel Tea, or Alzheimer's Preventative Tea for guys my age? Noooooooo! Talk about gender biased marketing. Who do I write to? This has got to stop.

    John.

    PS-Anybody out there want to buy two boxes minus one bag of PMS TEA. I don't even think The Barse would drink this stuff poured into his Dark Ale. God.
     
  2. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    Ova ursi leaf That looks like something a kindergardener misspelled. :smile2:

    Yes, tea is geared towards women. Guess its just not stout enough for you men. :wink: Guess the Roasted Chicory Root was more than she could handle huh. :smile2:

    Good one.
     

  3. anchorpuller

    anchorpuller New Member

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    John,

    Don't be dissin' Nancy over her Herbal Tea. My gosh man, don't you partake of your own herbal tea all the time? I mean barley and hops are plants right?
     
  4. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    Was it maybe Uva Ursi Leaf? If so it is a diuretic that has anti-biotic factors, which help treat and prevent kidney and bladder infections. Also help to dissolve kidney and bladder stones. One of the other things it is use to treat is prostate disorders. Its mild astringent properties flush and cleanse the intire urinary tract. So hold your nose and drink up, it's good for you :smile2:
     
  5. bwhupp

    bwhupp New Member

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    I am with John on this... I think you should pack it into a pipe and smoke it. Let's see how big a man you are. :smile2:
     
  6. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    John,
    Sounds like you owe Griz a dollar...W
     
  7. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    My only comment is that I didn't see any Tea in the mix :crazy::sad2::smile2::smile2::wink:
     
  8. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I'm guessing the chickweed, cramp bark, and ova ursi are the "active" ingredients. lol.
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    John the post by Griz blows a big hole in the bias theory.I'm glad they don't make that junk for the men.
     
  10. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Postmortem, I think the lesson learned here is to NEVER go shopping with the wife nor pay any attention to what she carts home:eek:oooh::wink::smile2:!!
     
  11. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Just proves a country boy can survive....and beat the pee test. I've learned more from the country fellas round southern IN and Ky than I ever learned in school, or even the service for that matter. If they taught survival trianing at Hazard Ky. ; the war would be over by now.
    John hook me up with yer brother, need some "scotch" for my pipe....the 18 wheeler is hung up in ice somewhere your way. Santa's brownies might go uneaten this year....darn. All Jose could say was, "Tu gringos can suvive en des sh#t." Hell of it is he's nowhere near a Wal-Mart. Poor guy may starve or freeze to death. He's scared to go anywhere else.
    :smile2:
     
  12. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    Funny you should mention that - I was reading your list of ingredients there and thinkin they sounded like they might brew a decent ale... with a bit of hops thrown in, of course.
     
  13. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    I really don't mean to sound prejudicial here, after all I am going to vote for Hillary. If you really think that would help me, with some extra hops, I am gung ho for it. The Oval Ursery Quantoms I am kinda worried about. If they are not bitter and don't bite, bring them on. Where do we find them, Iceland or Southern Afghanistan? Maybe Iraq. The Chief is back over there, have him knock a couple down for us. Make sure he sends them home skinned.

    John