Aug 12, 2011
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!