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Dear Bon Ami

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

July 20, 2011

Bon Ami Company
1025 W. 8th Street
Kansas City, MO 64101-1200

Dear Bon Ami,

I’m a lot like Gomez Addams. Dashingly handsome, stylish, clever and witty, decent with a rapier, and possessing a profound weakness for French. In fact the other day my girlfriend was cleaning the kitchen, being all domestic in her apron and scrubbing the coffee-stained sink (I’ve since been admonished to pour coffee directly into the drain). I asked what she was doing and she said something like “bon ami,” so after I was done showering her with kisses, and I recovered my senses, I went to the internet to find out what “bon ami” meant. I think you can understand I was bit disappointed to find out it just means “good friend.” Oh well.

The girlfriend loves your scouring powered. (Apparently not enough to allow me to continue pouring coffee in the sink.) Maybe some day I’ll buy an apron and give it a go!


Christopher L. Jorgensen

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Bon Ami

August 2, 2011

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

Dear Mr. Jorgensen:

Thank you for your complimentary email regarding your experience with our Bon Ami Powder Cleanser.  It’s always a pleasure to read favorable correspondence from one of our customers.  We are proud of the high quality of our products and we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with some feedback.

As a thank you for your continued support and loyalty to our products, several money saving offers for your next in store purchases are enclosed.  In appreciation of your amusing letter, I also enclosed a Bon Ami baby chick.  Perhaps a snuggly trinket you may give to your lady friend?

Again, thank you for taking the time to write us.  For over 120 years, Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company has guaranteed complete customer satisfaction with all of our products.  Should you have any other questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us again.



Consumer Specialist


1025 West 8th Street
Kansas City, MO 64101-1200

t (816) 842-1230
f (816) 842-3417

Bon Ami website:

Scan of the letter from Bon Ami


Note: Address has been updated to reflect my current P.O. Box.

Bon Ami sent me a fistful of coupons along with the above letter. The girlfriend/editor/typist pointed out you don’t really need coupons though since the Bon Ami products are quite economical. The scrubbing cleanser is less than two bucks a can.

This is so nearly a perfect reply that I hate to point out I sent a real bona fide US postal letter. I’m sure Renee gets a lot more email than real paper letters, so I’ll let it go. I just don’t want my readers to get confused. (Both of them are quite dim and might not understand the error.)

The chick is being well loved by my lady friend and has a place of honor on the end table next to the couch.

Thanks Bon Ami!

By Christopher L. Jorgensen


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