Saturday, October 12, 2013

Oh, Moo . . .

It's been a while since a cow showed up here.

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.


9 comments:

Synthia said...

I agree with you about toilet paper rolls having less paper on them. However, since we retired and are home most of the time, I find we use more that when we went to work every day. I never had thought of toilet paper being one of the benefits provided by my employer until after I'd retired. (grin)

Quiltdivajulie said...

And the contrast is the super-giant rolls that no longer fit into a standard TP wall holder. DH created a new insert box (painted wood) to accommodate the new roll-design (because he was tired of ME being a COW about the rolls not being able to "spin" freely).

It really is the little things . . .

Nancy said...

Oh yeah, I share your observations; plus, the price has taken to the skies. It may be time to invest in the TP market!

Anonymous said...

Now they have those "double roll" which I think is the size a single roll used to be. Moo on, Nancy!
Kathy B

Barbara Anne said...

I hear you! Seems the same here.

It's a sad commentary that some rolls are difficult to get started without tearing down a couple of layers while other rolls are simple to get started. What's up with that?? MOO!

Hugs!

cityquilter grace said...

problem is, quilted TP is sooo soft on the hiney....

Anya said...

Have you noticed that the rolls are also narrower than they used to be?

Annie said...

I just opened a new package of TP. It's the same brand I've used for years. The new rolls are about a half inch narrower than the last rolls I bought. They think we don't notice? We're quilters! We pay attention to the size of things!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Ain't nuthin' like it usta be... not even TP. :(