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10/29/10

Butt Wiping with the Wests

In an attempt to limit bathroom visits by guests*, I have always bought Scott toilet paper. It feels a bit like sandpaper, so there is the added benefit of dead skin cell sloughing as you wipe. Single-ply is plumber endorsed, and of course, it is cheap. There is also a family history of use. My mom switched to Scott after some sort of plumbing disaster where the basement was playing host to floating poop. While I have vague memories of that disaster, fear overcomes me when I even so much as glance at double-ply on the grocery store shelf.
For many years, I saved the cardboard tubes.  Wrapped in crepe paper, and filled with candy, they made adorable crackers for birthday party favors. If I were so inclined, I could start looking through scrapbooks, to show you my creations.

I did look through a few birthday scrapbooks, but gave up, and decided to vacuum the slats in the door where the heat pump is located, read a bit of a blog, and texted PG, until she decided that even though she will most likely be voting for losers, she would vote today.

When I die, I want to know that both of my children will not skip an election.
That doesn't seem like asking too much.

Oh, and I found two, yes two, dried up toads in the house today. The first, I spotted when a workman was here. The sweet man scooped it up while I was drinking my coffee, trying to stay out of his way. The second was next to the heat pump.

These dead amphibians make me sad. They must be quickly hopping inside when I am not noticing, as the doors are never left open. We barely open the doors, since we have limited our guests with our toilet tissue choice.

Now, back to the reason for this post: 
Kimberly-Clark Rolls Out Tube-free Scott Toilet Paper

Yeah, I am excited!  


 *This goes back to me thinking that certain people won't properly wash their hands, thus spreading microbes of fecal matter throughout the house. Mrs. Magpie, rest assured that this does not apply to you. Come to think of it, it mainly applies to males. Study after study has shown, that men are not as neurotic as they should be.

Yes, I had the Scott t.p. photo on my computer. Vote, take pictures of everything, and always wash your hands, is my advice to all.

5 comments:

  1. I am so glad I knew better than to have a mouthful of diet coke while reading your post...

    Hmm, never thought about my tp brand could keep visitors away. I didn't used to be brand loyal but after what the plumber told me after three visit, Scott is now the official tp of this house. That is all I will flush as well--except for #1 and #2.

    Dried frogs?
    ICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I found something like that in my house, you would hear me scream all the way from the corn.

    We are able to vote early in this area and I did that last week. I can never remember a year where I have received so many political phone calls, emails and snail mails.

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  2. I too moved the computer armoire and found the tiniest little frog carcass...no bigger than a dime. I thought ...awwww, the little guy didn't have a chance.

    I too saw the roll free toilet paper wonderin' if ya lose a bunch of paper at the end??? I have to admit...not much into corncob TP, I'm a Northern Gal...( toilet paper that is, ya'll!!!) :o)

    God bless and have a super weekend sweetie!!!

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  3. I had never thought about the toilet paper issue much. As long as it worked, I;m fine with it. But sloughing the dead skin cells is a definite plus.
    I had to laugh about the voting comment. I told one of my friends that I had no desire to vote this year because of the candidates for governor. However, she is trying to convince me that one should always vote for the Lesser of two weasels.

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  4. Lisa, another reason I love you! We use the same toilet paper. LOL! I switched to this for the same reason your mother did. One of the "poofier" brands stopped up our toilet in an earlier home, and the plumber suggested the switch.

    But I'm not sure I like this tubeless variety. Yes, I know it's greener, but what about the people at the paper tube factories whose jobs are now on the line because Kimberly-Clark (being such a HUGE manufactuer) is talking of going tubeless? And it's not just with TP, it's with paper towels. I want my paper towel tube!!! It's the law of cause and effect, and there will no doubt be jobs on the line as a consequence. And a jobs-on-the-line scenario in this economy is not a good thing.

    They were acting all excited in the article because of the fact that it's both a green alternative and because we can use every last sheet. What I want to know... will Scott TP be cheaper? How much? Is it worth a sacrifice of more American jobs?

    Now that you have warned me about men and their hands (which I had thought about before, LOL!), I am going to devise a system of keeping the clean stuff for the ladies. Maybe I should have a "boy bathroom" and a "girl bathroom." LOL! I am probably the only person on the planet who washes her hands before and after. ;-)

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. Oh, and I vote, take pictures of everything, vote, AND use Scott Tissue!

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