Because of our interest in all things toilet paper here at ToiletPaperWorld, we happened across an article by Jenny Gardiner detailing the woes of jumbo toilet paper rolls. There are a few points I can sympathize with Ms. Jenny, and a few bones to pick after reading the article.
Let’s start off with the positive – In Jenny’s article she states that these rolls can be difficult to use because they are simply so large. I can’t say I’ve used a stall with the handicap rail and gigantic toilet paper roll positioned somewhat out of reach as she has, but I can imagine that an awkward angle combined with a giant diameter and cheaper toilet paper would make it tear off before you got all the toilet paper you wanted. On the other hand, I believe these jumbo rolls are an economic necessity for businesses – the bottom line is they save companies money.
Also Jenny’s paragraph on auto-flush toilets is quite humorous – I used to work at a place with them. Some people argue the darn things are supposed to conserve water, but they go off inadvertently so much I’m sure they end up wasting more water than a regular flush toilet, not to mention the chance of getting a wet bum when it goes off and you’re still on it.
Now, on to the rest of the article… personally I thought there’s too much anti-male sentiment going on that made it difficult to get through the whole article, I can’t say I’d become a fan. The opening statement that men design things for looks and not function is completely contrary to me. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a man who just built something designed for a specific purpose say, “Well, it does the job great but it just doesn’t look pretty enough.”
Last but not least is the toilet paper theft! I’m glad Jenny had a remorseful sentiment towards this act – unlike some previous toilet paper thieves we’ve run into. Post your thoughts in the comments section!