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Jumbo Toilet Paper Rolls – Necessary or a Nuisance?

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!

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6 Responses to “Jumbo Toilet Paper Rolls – Necessary or a Nuisance?”

  1. SEO Company Los Angeles - August 12th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Personally, I find them to be a huge nuisance! Whenever they’re running low, you have to reach way up there to get any paper out and sometimes, even then, I can not get to the paper. Just change them more frequently!

  2. Robert Clarke - August 16th, 2011 at 4:17 am

    The jumbo rolls seem like a good idea to me.
    The only downside I can think of is if people see there is lots of paper available then they don’t worry about grabbing great fists full of it.
    (Which means wasted paper plus a potential plumber call-out to fix the blockage!
    But if the dispenser is not clear, I can’t see this happening.

    However, with public bathrooms already using Paper Hand Towels, do we really need more paper in the bathroom?!

    Just my thoughts.


  3. Online Furniture Los Angeles - August 18th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    If it saves money for the companies then I guess I get it, but I’ve had to reach up a dispenser before too and it’s not the most fun activity in the world!


  4. Clay - August 24th, 2011 at 6:20 am

    For the portable toilet industry it’s not really an option to go over sized. It’s also easier to stock (for an office or limited space) smaller rolls of paper for employees or event visitors than it is those huge rolls. Not to mention it’s rather common to see the larger rolls empty and unchanged as it is smaller rolls.

  5. Rug Cleaning Santa Monica - September 1st, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Yeah, I’m not sure how I feel about these oversized rolls either. Can’t they just stock MORE of the smaller rolls at a time in a larger dispenser instead, or something?

  6. bill - October 30th, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Personally I hate those dual roles. When I first show them I was like why are hey making it more complicated for me? I just wish sometimes people would keep things simple.

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