Everytime I see that commercial, I want the bear to pick up a rabbit
to wipe his butt.
Anyway...My aunt says not to use charmin bathroom tissue. She says
the tissue does not break down in the septic tank like it should.
Any truth to that?
Marcal sells 100% recycled paper as toilet tissue. To me it has the ideal
combination of grab and gentleness. Moreover it is produced locally, so it
keeps locals employed.
Btw, out in the woods you are not supposed to use toilet tissue. Goose-
foot maple leaves are preferred, especially young leaves. So this is the
time of year to go out and do your business ...
Well, yes, but one can't always be too picky. More important is to know
what *not* to use, especially the various species which cause contact
dermatitis (poison oak, ivy, sumac, etc.).
Around here, I've found tall grass, gently rolled in bunches between the
hands, to be a functional and soothing wipe.
No, not when the humor or sarcasm is readily apparent to the intended
Perhaps due to an urban lifestyle, the concept of using leaves, grasses, or
other "natural materials" to wipe your bum might be an odd concept for you.
Otherwise, it is a fact of life for those of us who find ourselves out in
the boonies without bogwipe when nature calls, and a valid point of
Your aunt is wise. Charmin clogs easily and breaks down slowly,
Scotts is best because it breaks down and the rolls are much longer.
Scotts also has a nice slight little abrasiveness to let you know its
working, but I wont elaborate on that any more than that.
It may be longer but it is only one ply and about the cheapest tissue
to be found. And I don't mean cheap in a good way either. It is so
darn thin and chintzy you have to use twice as much to get your butt
clean thus that's why that crappy (no pun intended) paper is longer
than other rolls. A person is not saving any money buying this mess
as they have to use twice as much so they might as well get their
money's worth and buy two-ply paper.
Guess I'm just a hardass- I prefer Scott's. I detest the fluffy stuff
all my relatives use at their houses- feels like wiping with dryer lint.
Acts like dryer lint, too- disintegrates in your hand.
Grin, fact. Scotts cost more per roll but if you actually check it out,
Scotts lasts significantly longer. Long enough that it's actually
'cheaper'. With 2 women in the house (yes, they use more toilet paper up),
it's a notable savings over the cheap 2 ply stuff.
Ok, I'm cheap. I get scotts at BJ's in 20 roll packages. Lasts a long time
that way ;-)
Hehe I let my husband shop once. *wince*. He spent 1 months worth of
grocery money on a week's worth of food. We were not flush with money and i
had to eek out the rest of the month with stored staples of dried beans and
His ethic? Gee but 4 rolls of Charmin were cheaper than 4 rolls of Scott's
(it got worse). So, I gathered my penny jar to get us toilet paper to last
out the month.
Many years ago, so the story goes, this part of North America was
becoming more of cash society rather than a subsistence farming and
fishing one. People had worked hard for generations to get a good
living from the land and the sea but never had much actual money.
But old feller was now getting a national pension cheque on a regular
basis and after a lifetime of hard and thrifty work decided that for
more comfort in his declining years and since he had now had the
income, he would buy 'real' toilet paper.
Accordingly he wrote to a well known mail-order company to order
The company replied, saying that they were not sure what kind of
toilet paper he would be interested in buying, but if he would look on
pages 681 to 683 of their most recent catalogue he could select the
type, colour etc. and size of packaging.
The thriftiness and survival instincts of a lifetime re-asserting
themselves, the pensioners reply was brief and to the the point. "If
your catalogue has that many pages please send two catalogues".
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