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    Default Toilet Paper Is Getting Smaller

    This disturbs me. You should not be screwing with my toilet paper. And, Americans on average use 46 sheets per day -- that seems like a lot.

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    Does your toilet paper seem smaller to you these days? Well, you're not crazy: It is. As the Washington Post reports, toilet paper squares used to be 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches. Nowadays, they're up to a half-inch narrower, shorter—or both. (Apparently, it's enough of a difference to be noticeable to the naked eye: Last week, a reader wrote in to the Los Angeles Times complaining about a "26% reduction in surface area.") And, as Consumer Reports noted last year, the cardboard tubes are also increasing in diameter as the number of sheets per roll decreases. But the price is not falling: In 2012 and 2013, the unit price rose about 2% per year. (In 2013, the Wall Street Journal explained that the process of selling less paper for the same price is known as "desheeting.")

    "A standard roll is much smaller than it used to be, so now they're selling double rolls. So, without being scientific, I think a double roll is pretty well equivalent to what a standard roll was perhaps a decade ago," a research analyst tells NPR. One not-as-obvious reason for the TP trend is that companies that make toilet paper also make products like paper towels and napkins. Though toilet paper is essential—Americans are estimated to use an average of 46 sheets per day, and that's probably not set to change any time soon—paper towel and napkin sales are falling. In particular, large companies, like offices and restaurants, are moving toward things like air dryers or, the analyst explains, rationing how many napkins they dole out to customers. But they'll never cut down on their TP orders in an attempt to ration that particular product, so orders will remain steady. (As for those hand dryers, you might not want to use them.)

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    Hot air dryers in public lavatories are the WORST in terms of spreading bacteria. I watched a documentary about it very recently! (Oh, yes, over here, we have documentaries about the best ways to dry one's hands - that's how 'on the pulse' we are ).

    I have to admit I have a form of OCD where loo-roll is concerned. I always have to throw the first few sheets on the roll away - just in case it got handled in the factory...I don't want the possibility of 'strangers'-dirty-finger-residue' anywhere near my backside!!!
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    Appropriate user to be posting that article!

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    Toilet paper is getting smaller as assholes are getting bigger and more prevalent. This will definitely have a shitty ending.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    Appropriate user to be posting that article!
    haha, yep. This article hit close to home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    Hot air dryers in public lavatories are the WORST in terms of spreading bacteria. I watched a documentary about it very recently! (Oh, yes, over here, we have documentaries about the best ways to dry one's hands - that's how 'on the pulse' we are ).

    I have to admit I have a form of OCD where loo-roll is concerned. I always have to throw the first few sheets on the roll away - just in case it got handled in the factory...I don't want the possibility of 'strangers'-dirty-finger-residue' anywhere near my backside!!!
    Public restrooms can be the worst. Some of the nicest establishments can have filthy bathrooms. And the toilet paper, in general, in open restrooms is so thin that I'm surprised it doesn't disintegrate when you rip it from the roll.

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    Okay, taking the torch from Dibs and UncleCrappy, can we just agree that a public restroom will either be all automatic or all mechanical? I get tired of looking like a disturbed individual because the toilet was automatic, the sink is automatic, the paper towels/dryer are automatic, but the soap dispenser isn't, yet there I am waving my hands around it like a madman. WTF?

    And speaking of public toilets, can we make the automatic flushers in the stalls less sensitive? First I have to wipe down the seat because men are animals and don't lift the seat so they piss all over it. Then I have to put down the "sanitary" seat cover. Then I turn and drop my pants. But by the time I do that, the toilet has flushed and taken the seat cover with it!! So I end up doing this pants down, semi-squat while reaching backwards behind me with one hand trying to place the cover on the seat without the toilet thinking I've finished.

    Switching to the orginal topic, I do think 46 sheets is a lot. I think people use a lot more TP than you're supposed to. It's funny, flushable wipes were not a thing when I was a kid, and as a bachelor I had never heard of them. But apparently they are a real thing. Talk about "first world problems," my 7-yr old nephew can't poop without them--because toilet paper gets stuck. In fact, two years ago, his teacher, worried he'd been gone so long, had to remove the stuck toilet paper from his bottom. This school year he shit his pants on the bus because he ran out of flushable wipes in his backpack and had to wait til he got home. The toilets at his house and his grandparents get plugged because he flushes too many wipes at one time.

    However, I have found the sweet spot. Be frugal with your TP so you don't flush too much. When it is down to the end, use one flushable wipe. It cleans much better and feels great!! ;-)

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    I NEVER sit down on a public loo seat. I've mastered the art of the 'hover'.
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    Daisy mentioned the wipes the other day. Didn't have good things to say. I'm on septic and too much of a worrier about it as it is let alone adding the wipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    I NEVER sit down on a public loo seat. I've mastered the art of the 'hover'.
    You're a bomber.....figures. I bet you smoke whilst on the loo as well.
    What a visual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Punch View Post
    You're a bomber.....figures. I bet you smoke whilst on the loo as well.
    What a visual.
    So, now we have Eddie Van Halen with his Smoking Loon and Dibs with her Smoking Loo ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    So, now we have Eddie Van Halen with his Smoking Loon and Dibs with her Smoking Loo ...
    I could go somewhere very dark with this topic but I wear cologne therefore, I have class.

 

 

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