Sunday, January 18, 2015

TP blues

Like many, I have my moments of inspiration when sitting on the throne. When an idea hits, I just want to finish up quickly and get on with things. So when the roll of toilet paper refuses to cooperate, it bugs me. And it really starts to irk when I’m sitting down at another time and realize that the whole roll of toilet paper is similarly afflicted.

Now I don’t know if I’m the only person in the world who encounters such problems. I’m not so wealthy as to afford a golden throne, or have one of those snazzy Japanese toilets that does everything short of serve food. But I do like thick, soft toilet paper and pay a hefty premium for those 3-ply ones. So when I discover that the whole roll is turned inside out so that the rougher side is facing out, I have a slight conniption. I get even more huffy when there’s a loose strip of paper that runs throughout the entire roll that I have to keep tearing off.

I wouldn’t mind so much if it were a “once-in-a-blue-moon” kind of thing, but it happens in every pack that I buy. Which leads me to question, “Is this done on purpose, to put a dud roll in and hope no one notices?” and “Where is the quality control for this highly priced item?”

So come on, Kleenex, step up and do a better job. It’s only toilet paper after all.

1 comment: