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Truth in Advertising II

Randee Reidy of Granite Bay, Calif., is outraged after seeing an ad in the newspaper. Procter and Gamble’s Gain laundry detergent noted that Gain “Smells Like Yee-Haw!” but dirty laundry “Smells Like Mee Maw.” Reidy, 67, says her grandchildren call her Mee Maw, and “I was like, when did grandmothers start smelling bad?” She demands the company pull the ad, and that the Sacramento Bee apologize for running it. “The most important thing to me is the public apology because I found that ad really embarrassing,” she said. “I’ve contacted my local congressman, my state senator, [and] I sent a message to Hillary Clinton.” (RC/KOVR Sacramento) ...Boy, with all that she sure is making a big stink about it.
Original Publication Date: 13 December 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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