The Prank Letters of S. William Kost

Over the last ten years, I have written dozens of joke letters, sometimes under pseudonyms, to companies large and small in America and around the world. Many of these companies have written back.


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Procter & Gamble 3/31/98

S. William Kost
P.O. Box 598
Clackamas, OR 97015

March 31, 1998

Proctor & Gamble
Pert Plus Department
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Dear Shampoo Manufacturers,

Why in the world do you print an ingredient list on the label of your shampoo? Are there people out there who are crazy enough to drink it?

What's next? Serving Sizes? Nutrition Facts?

All worked up into a lather,

S. William Kost

P.S. Pert Plus what?

Dear Mr. Kost:

Thank you for contacting Procter & Gamble about Pert Plus Shampoo. We welcome the opportunity to answer your question.

Federal law requires the listing of all ingredients for any food or drug product. Shampoos, beauty care products, etc. all fall under the jurisdiction of the Food a& Drug Administration. Additionally, many consumers can be allergic to certain ingredients and need to know if the product contains them. I hope you find this information helpful.

If you have questions or comments in the future, you may find it convenient to call the toll-free number listed on our product packages. Thanks again for getting in touch with us.

Janie Rice
Consumer Relations - CCT


Blogger Nicole said...

Riot! You're a riot! "Pert Plus what?" I love it!

3/30/2006 1:12 PM  

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