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Toilet Paper and Greed? Just One More Stinking Issue to Crab About.
At least my cat listens to me
All about bathroom tissues
A basic essential
Bathroom tissue is a basic essential that we cannot live without.
It has been extremely lessened in quality for increases in profits.
This is just another example of corporate America putting net profits above quality, or customer satisfaction.
This is just one more thing to crab about.
Now here is an issue you don't hear about everyday.
We just seem to ignore the problem by flushing it down the toilet. Literally.
When the greed set in
I am old enough to remember when toilet paper was not an issue. You could buy any brand and it served the purpose it was supposed to without any 'stinking' hassle.
Once the greed started setting into our decent society, the problem started. Mid 1970's is when it all began. We all saw it coming, but no-one paid any attention and we never dreamed how bad it could get. It was so insidious that people thought it was just another passing fad - much like the hula hoop, or the maxi - midi - mini skirts, or bell bottom pants.
The manufacturers of toilet paper, in their infinite quest to make greater profits, started making their paper products thinner and weaker in order to promote greater usage, ergo, greater profits.
It didn't matter about the comfort of the users of their products. And it just kept getting worse in severity as each year passed.
When the other manufacturers of toilet paper saw the outcome, and that they could make more money from a product that no-one could live without, they all started following suit.
One by one they weakened their products to strengthen their profits. And we just sat around idly; poking our fingers through those little sheets of paper and grumbling to ourselves.
The last turncoat
After the 80's and 90's passed the only paper manufacturer that stayed true to their convictions and to the comfort of their customers, was Scott brand. The cost was higher, but your fingers stayed cleaner, so it was worth the extra price.
Their competition was crowding them out of the market with their cheaper products. Then they introduced those little moist hand wipes so you could clean your finger after the multiple "breakthroughs while using their cheap crappy products."
So Scott caved in and followed suit - after all, no-one seemed to care about this issue and we simply complied by using greater numbers of pieces, and those little moist finger wipes, to do the job that one or two pieces used to do. Oh, boo hoo.
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Going with the flow
Young people don't know the difference, so they just live with it.
Old people, like me, who know the difference just shrug our shoulders and say - oh, well, it's just a sign of the times.
I never thought i would see the day that using toilet paper would be such a traumatic social issue. Not only to your finger tips and psyche, but to your pocket book as well.
There, now i feel better about it psychologically, but still long for those days when using your toilet paper did not cause daily anguish and disdain for the system of greed that created all this mess.
Hence, from the "bowels" of the past, cometh all the woes of today.
#1) I just wanted to add the comment made by fellow hubber: 'one good woman': It is not only comical, but shows how complacent we have become in accepting things that we have little or no control over.
Her comment: ''It still beats using leaves, corncobs and the sears catalog''.
You probably have to have been brought up in the country to appreciate the humor in that comment. Thanks 'one good woman' - check out her hubs.
#2) I just had to add the second hilarious comment below by M.A.Hook:
''It's been so many years since we had to resort to the sears catalog i forgot this great tragedy: when Sears went from pulp paper to that slick colored paper". Thanks M.A.Hook. L.O.L.
by: d.william 10/26/10
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