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The greatest thing since sliced bread

March 4th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Sometimes it’s the little things that change our lives –  you know, like sliced bread.  I mean someone somewhere thought to themselves, “I know!  Let’s slice it before we sell it!”  And then someone else said, “Dude – fantabulous idea!  Let’s rock and roll baby.”  Then Wonder got involved and life has never been the same.  I wonder how they spent their millions.

I tend to over-analyze a tad bit don’t I?  Yes, I do this all day, every day.  It’s why Ed loves me.  Or wants a divorce.

Have you ever thought about toilet paper and how it came to be?  I never really had either.  There are just some places I refuse to go.  I can ponder the techniques of shoveling livestock manure ’til the cows come home but to wonder how people handle *that* before the invention of toilet paper?  Uh uh, that one’s off limits.  But as I spent some time in the bathroom the other day, doing what people who’re spending time in the bathroom usually do, I got to wondering.  I know, you’re wondering why on earth I began wondering about the invention of toilet paper and indoor plumbing and all that stuff right?  Well there’s a method to my madness.  Or a madness to my method.  Whatever.

I buy generic toilet paper.  There.  I said it.

I buy my loved ones cheap regular plain generic toilet paper.  Spending extra money on such a disposable item just never really occurred to me.  Then I went to Sam’s.  I was out of coffee and toilet paper and while at Sam’s I quickly did the math and determined that I could save about $.20 and a separate trip to another store by picking up the gigantor size package of Quilted Northern.  And by purchasing a name-brand toilet paper I would be showing my love for my family.  So I did.  I brought it home and unpacked the smaller packages that greeted me.  I stacked them neatly under the holder thingy we have which is directly across from the toilet and then I walked off.  I didn’t give it much more thought than that.  I was done with the whole toilet paper purchasing incident.

I have a point, I swear.

So then the other day, as I said, I was in the bathroom doing what people do in the bathroom and I noticed the Quilted Northern packaging and something caught my eye.  They’re advertising a new feature of toilet paper that apparently, I was completely unaware.  Folks, this is big, no huge, news!  See if you notice it…… I hate to ruin the wonder of discovery for you.

Yes, I took a picture of toilet paper on the counter in my kitchen.  Doesn’t everyone do this?

Look closer…..

Do you see it?  Do you see the wondrous new feature of this great product? 

IT’S FLUSHABLE!!!!  Isn’t that fantastic!  Yes, folks, you heard it hear first — we now have flushable toilet paper on the market.

I’ll admit, my first reaction was, “Is there another kind?”  Followed quickly by, “Have I been doing it wrong all these years?”  Naturally next was, “If you’re not supposed to flush it then what……..”

I stopped there.  Just some places I refuse to go.  Boundaries and all that.

It’s the dawn of a new day.

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