So… I was wandering through my local Shopper’s yesterday, looking for some shampoo, when what do my wandering eyes zero in on? My name… almost.
“Hunh?” I say, “‘Elexa’ eh? I wander what they’ve named after me?”
Then this morning, I got my weekday mailing from Sweetspot.ca, and what do I find them promoting? “Elexa – a woman’s perspective by trojan.”
Yup – my almost-name is being used for a line of condoms – and feminine intimacy products – freshening cloths, intimacy gel, vibrating ring (BTW, the US version of the site includes: “Note: The Vibrating ring is not available in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia.” – Do you think it’s a law thing?) Geeze – in the 90s both my father and my boss pointed out to me that there was a dominatrix operating out of Hull called “Mistress Alexa”, can’t someone use my name or almost-name for some kid-friendly products or services?? Please??
Hey, you can even join Club Elexa (I wonder if they ask you to do proof reading too? Though perhaps they ask for a different sort of product trialing…)