So, today, I received my first YES!
I had written to Poo-Pourri. I'm sure you've seen their commercials with the twee English girl sitting in a public bathroom dressed for a tea party and suggesting that stinking up the place just isn't done. Their commercials make me laugh, so I wrote to them in the same vein, suggesting that in visiting 120 different people stinking up the place would make me quite unpopular and that I really didn't want to offend that many people. So I asked if they would send me a couple of bottles that I could take with me.
Today I got this email:
Thank you for your interest in Poo~Pourri! After reviewing your request, I would be more than happy to get some samples in your hand. Please let me know where I should have the package delivered to. Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing back from you soon!
With all good wishes,
WooHoo! While it's not the most important part of my trip, it might be an essential item I don't wish to do without! :) I even asked if they wanted me to return them should the trip not end up happening and they said no, that I could keep them. Yay!