This chaps my hiney

July 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm 3 comments

I don’t leave home much, so I don’t often use public bathrooms.  Now, don’t get me wrong—I know where every bathroom is in every store in town.  My sisters will vouch for that! But because I’m not out often, I’m not in public restrooms often.

Today I took my dad to Oklahoma City, and our first and last stop of the day was the bathroom in a Sears store at a mall.  My second stop there was for a #2. (TMI but it pertains to the topic!)

I realize retailers need to make a profit. But scrimping on the quality of toilet paper is not going to win them any points in my book.  First, the “paper” (and I use that term loosely) was hard to get off the roll. No matter how carefully I grasped and pulled the paper’s edge, which was sticking out of one of those big round dispensers, I kept getting a teeny tiny piece about the size of a quarter. Do you know how many pieces of paper that size it takes to wipe after #2?

Finally, I succeeded in getting enough lengthy pieces out to take an acceptable first swipe at the area. But the paper is so thin (not enough layers and not big enough from outside to outside), that I had to sit there and keep pulling and pulling to get enough swipes enough times to do the job. Even so, I returned home with a chapped hiney. Clean—but chapped. My butt felt like I’d used the cardboard roll instead of the toilet paper. *sigh*

I don’t know about you, but I have more geography to cover “back there” than I used to, and I want big squares back! Big SOFT squares that come off the roll with one tiny pull! And if stores can’t provide that, I’ll—ummm, well—bring my own toilet paper next time, I guess. That’ll show ’em.  🙄

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. MaryAnn  |  July 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    LOL. You never know what you’ll be reading about next! Have you ever wondered why they sell tt by the square foot? I do agree with you that it’s something that they shouldn’t scrimp on.

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  • 2. Rita  |  July 11, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    🙂 MaryAnn, you’ve read enough of these pages to know that I say lots of things chap my hiney, but this is the *real* deal! I really did want to complain to a manager, but I knew I’d be wasting my breath…

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  • 3. Karen  |  July 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Reet…you can always make me laugh!!

    Reply

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