I bought toilet paper today. I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal, but this is 2020. We had the great toilet paper shortage this spring. I was baffled at the time. I get the milk and bread runs when people are panicked, but toilet paper? I never did hear a good explanation for it. I did have the thought that maybe there are people that purposely only go number two at work so they can use the company’s toilet paper instead of their own and when the pandemic forced everyone home they had to buy TP since they couldn’t use the work supply anymore. That just seems crazy to me, though. I consider it a personal failure if I have to poop at work. Not to mention that the toilet paper they have is terrible. I think it has to be an OSHA violation.
I didn’t purchase any toilet paper during the shortage. When I buy toilet paper, I get the big package of jumbo rolls. I had plenty of toilet paper in March and it has lasted easily into August. When I bought it today, I started wondering if I’m the only person that buys toilet paper less often than the seasons change.
The thing I can’t figure is how people go through toilet paper much more quickly than I do. Sure, it’s just me and my daughter in my house. I get it that a larger family uses more, but even a ten person household ought to be able to go at least a month without buying toilet paper.
Does it have others uses that I’m not aware of? I only use it to get clean after going potty. And I only use enough to get clean. That’s not a lot of TP every day. One roll lasts a while. Are my bowels less active than others’? Do people typically use more than they need? I just don’t know.
I don’t know why I felt the need to share this. I guess it lets you know where my mind goes as I wander the aisles of the grocery store. But since it’s out there, I am genuinely curious. Should my toilet paper become some kind of multitasker? Am I missing out on something?