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2007 January 27 » Philoxenos

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dueling toilet paper

27th January 2007

dueling toilet paper

When  I was growing up my parents were on a tight budget and one of the things that got economised was toilet paper. Of course we still used toilet paper, but it was just a less expensive brand than the fancy quilted kind :) I remember thinking to myself that when I grew up I’d buy the softer kind.

I’m grown up now. And I have occasionally bought the softer, more expensive kind, when it was on special and I felt like splashing out (yeah, I’ve just given you the secret to my happiness - expensive toilet paper). I have recently purchased eight rolls of the stuff and I’ve been paying close attention to how quickly we’ve been using it. And I’m questioning whether I’ve been ripped off. I do believe that there are actually less squares of toilet paper on a roll of the expensive kind than on a roll of the ordinary kind that I normally buy because we have gone through eight rolls in about two weeks! That’s not very long in this one woman, one girl child using the potty, house.

Today I had to buy more toilet paper and I’ve gone back to my economy selection. I’m sorely tempted to actually count the squares on a roll of each kind just to compare but I’m afraid this might border on the ‘going over the top on the search for frugality’ monitor. You tell me. If I do it, I’ll let you know the results.

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