Thursday, January 22, 2009

Toilet Paper Trouble

Our latest package of toilet paper has been driving me absolutely crazy (Don't be giving me any trouble about it--with how little sleep I get, I'm allowed to be driven crazy by toilet paper, okay?!). Anyway, the score lines on our rolls of toilet paper are incomplete. The scores only go all of the way through on occasion. It's awful!

This terribly lackluster scoring (where was quality control when MY toilet paper was on the belt?!) causes 3 issues-- If you wish to tear the paper cleanly, you can at times, but it leaves you with either far too little or far too much toilet paper with which to do the job at hand. The other choice is to rip the paper forcefully, leaving (gasp!) rough, uneven edges!

The "Monk" in me really struggles with leaving the toilet paper rough edged, but having too much or too little is no fun either. Every time I visit the bathroom I suffer some degree of indecisiveness and trauma! I am so tempted to mount a pair of scissors on the bathroom wall to be assured of a neat, clean edge and just the right amount of paper every time! 

Since I don't want people to think I'm weird (not that this blog hasn't convinced you of this already), I have opted against mounting the scissors. And, luckily, we are nearing the end of the package of toilet paper, so I think I can make it. (But, if the next time you come to my house you find scissors mounted on the bathroom wall.... well, *cut me some slack, eh?) 

(*Yes, I know that was a terrible pun... but I'm crazy! so deal with it!)


Mister said...

So, in your efforts of 'going green', why not get a bidet?

The Laundry Queen said...

(sigh) Renting... you know how it is-- can't make a place your own.

jwise said...

Hey, I am SO "Monk," and I COMPLETELY understand your problem here. I'd do the scissors. :)

The Laundry Queen said...

Thanks for your show of support, jwise! I am so glad to know I'm not alone! ; )

Jen said...

Hmmm...I am a little worried about your sanity. I know a good therapist you could go to (he's in Oregon!) ; )

Anonymous said...

Wow, I don't think I've ever paid attention to whether the toilet paper breaks cleanly. Does it drive you crazy when you're at my house and the end of the roll has a ragged edge? I'm surprised you've never mentioned it. I do notice, however, if the layers get off and the perforations of the two layers are not aligned.