Monday, April 6, 2009

Full ON False Advertising

Dear President of PUTZ Company,

I write you this letter to make you aware of a gross unjustice.

The Grandy family uses your product religiously. The sandwich is the staple food here in the Grandy household. My guys will make a turkey sandwich instead of reaching for cookies or chips.

What I'm trying to say is...we buy your product because we LIKE it. You don't need to try to come up with crafty ways to sell your product. No need to wonder to yourself, "Gee...What will make people want to buy us more than the other guy?"

Grandy promises that it is not YOUR LID!

Really Mr. Sales & Marketing Guy? How many people make their comparisons based on THE LID?

Normally I wouldn't rant about such an advertising technique.

HOWEVER...(and you knew there was a BIG BUT here)...

Your LID LIES!!!

When you go out of your way to feature your "NEW Easy to Open Cap!", perhaps you should consider making sure the lid is indeed easy to OPEN!!

Grandy tries and tries, gets her 13 year old son to try, and ultimately has to have Hubby open the jar. If he's not home, we have a special strap thingy that opens jars that is really a pain to use, but it is STILL needed.

All I can say is...Your mustard or ketchup competitor never tried to make their lids lie like that.

Wait, maybe they did try the "NO MESS CAP!" BASTARDS!!!
You all SUCK!! Go back to what you did before with the lid so Grandy can make a dang sandwich by herself again, PLEASE!!

Thank You!

~ Grandy


The Mother said...

Somehow, "easy open" seems to mean that I have to get a knife, a crow bar and a corkscrew. Not necessarily in that order. And frankly, I usually just grab the corkscrew. Then I forget about opening anything else.

Deanna said...

It's all a conspiracy. They "improve" something. Then you have to buy the "thing" to help you with the "improvement". That doesn't work, so you have to buy the new wonder pill for your stress issues. Then you wind up having a heart attack because of side effects from the pill.
Just eat the sandwich dry, I tell ya! And borrow Mother's corkscrew. That solves everything.

Vixen said...

There is no such thing anymore as an easy open lid. None. Anywhere. And it has nothing to do with my damned arthritis. It is all their fault. All.

And childproof? Only a child can open those. Trust me.

Suzanne said...

Five wrist surgeries here. I've learned that the if the lid says "Easy Open", it was obviously printed by the marketing department to screw with people like me.

As a matter of principle, I refuse to buy anything that says 'easy open', because it most definitely is not.

Email time? With links?

Joyce-Anne said...

I say, make the sandwich with cheese. Screw the company that makes the aforementioned condiment!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm over the six layers of protection between me and my sour cream or milk. Enough already.

Wiggy said...

But it looks so easy according to their instructions. I'm not to sure there are many lids like that over here in the UK, but i wouldn't buy them lol

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Most of the time, new and improved ?, means that it will probably be harder and more difficult.

Mariuca said...

Hi Grandy, I got ur email, thanks so much!

Am looking forward to Easter Sunday then, love and hugs! :):):)

Mariuca said...

Came via Adgi btw, happy Wed! :)

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

You tell 'em!! I have a problem with the painkillers for arthritis sufferers. We can't even open those bottles, FYI.

Momisodes said...

Isn't that always the case? The same marketing guy must be behind every "easy open" label on the shelves.

Shari Thomas said...

Grandy, your blog is one of my "must read" ones every day. For that reason, I'm giving you the "Passionate Blogger Award".

Details are at

Romantic SMS said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often

Grandy said...

Mother~ You're probably too tired to open anything else.

Deanna~ I like the corkscrew idea.

Vixen~ No DOUBT!

Suzanne~ Email? With Links? You mean to the company?

Jenn~ DITTO!!

Grandy said...

Joyce-Anne~ ::pouting:: then it's dry.

Wiggy~ You're much better off!! ;)

Maria~ Shouldn't be that way.

Mariuca~ Remember...That's MY Sunday, and not yours. Don't be disappointed when you come over on your Sunday and it's not up yet.

Grandy said...

Mary~ Let's have a petition signed! (if we still have the strength)

Sandy~ The idiot is RICH!!

Shari~ You are so sweet! Thanks so much. I will be over to check it out. :)

Romantic~ I'm so glad you dropped a comment! Thank you!! I'm not the best at following where my readers are from, so I appreciate you letting me know you're out there. :D