I remember when the toilet paper in public restrooms was nice.
Just like home.
And then, one day, some guy in the “we need to sell more TP” department (as if demand wasn’t already pretty darn good) decided that going to 1-ply was a good cost-savings idea. ONE PLY? After all those years of needing 2-play now suddenly 1-ply is enough.
I don’t mean to get personal here, but sometimes I just need that second ply. Don’t you?
Okay, so I adjusted to it. Not happy, but adjusted somewhat.
Then, they took out that frilly softness. Why waste money on comfort? Scratchy TP is good enough in public restrooms, right? I mean, do we really want to ENCOURAGE people to do their business here? Come on, people. Do that at home.
But it’s the most recent trend that disturbs me the most. Maybe it’s not the worst product change. Maybe it’s just the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Now, I’m seeing skinny TP. I mean the roll is actually narrower.
You’ve seen this too?
It’s like 3″ wide. So how much more do you need to roll out now? That seems even more wasteful. And they don’t make it easy, either. I’m seeing that those rolls are getting harder and harder to unroll. Push it through and loop it up.
I know you know what I’m talking about here.
I’ve had it. They win.
No more public restrooms for me.
I think that was their plan all along.