Saturday, October 12, 2013
Oh, Moo . . .
But she's here today, mooing about . . .
. . . toilet paper.
Usta be, not all that long ago, that there were five of us living in a house with one bathroom. Now there are two of us living in a house with one bathroom and one powder room.
Usta be that it seemed like I had to put on a new roll of toilet paper perhaps once a week, or so. Five people, one bathroom. Now it seems like I'm putting on a new roll about every third day.
Some generous-spirited reader is going to suggest that perhaps the other occupants of the house usta put out the new roll and that's why I didn't have to do it every third day. You are much too kind: Three-quarters of those occupants were kids or teenagers who had perfected the art of leaving perhaps two squares on the roll so that, technically, it wasn't empty and hence replacement wasn't their responsibility.
Is it possible, I wondered, that the TP people are putting far less on the roll than they used to?
Well, yes. The brand currently in the closet has nice "quilted" designs on it and comes 264 squares to a roll. Surely that is fewer than there usta be. On my last shopping trip, I investigated. I found the brand we used previously; it appeared to be more dense on the roll. And it was: 1000 squares.
Bye-bye, silly quilted toilet paper.
Thank you. I feel better now.
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Saturday, October 12, 2013