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A new calculator…

I have this fear of running out of toilet paper, so I always like to keep a good supply on hand. I have never actually run out of toilet paper so I am not quite sure where this fear has come from. Rather than spend loads of my employers health insurance money on therapy, I compromise by keeping an eye out for sales.

Buying toilet paper is very stressful though. Who would have thought it could have become such a fraught exercise!

In the good old days (when exactly?), the choices were quite simple: cheap 1-ply sandpaper or pricier 2-ply soft rolls.

Now though, oh my goodness, what choices you have: 1-ply, 2-ply, soft, softer, strong and soft, strong, a roll, a big roll, a mega roll, lotion printed, decoration imprinted…

So after all that you then have to decide which is the best buy. The supermarkets thought they were being so nice in telling you how many cents per 100 feet each costs – unless they are on sale. How do you know if the shelf price now reflects the sale price? Being smart ( and maybe a little too frugal?) you decide to see how many square feet is in each packet and then decide on the pricing from there.

No, some packs tell you how many square feet a roll is, some tell you how many inches each sheet is and how many sheets on a roll others just waffle about how many sheets they have. Hence, the need for a new calculator: $ per square inch/thickness.

The reason this all came to mind and that I even decided to write about this was because the other day I hard someone on radio or TV make a passing comment that said “like a toilet roll calculator for when you are shopping”. At this point I realized – there are other people in the world who face this challenge too!!!

I have to say at this point I am having a hard time trying to keep the zinging one-liners clean now!

“Why worry Fiona”, you say? Cause I don’t want to get ripped off on something that is going to get flushed.

“But it’s only toilet paper, Fiona”. True, but I feel it is an area where I can afford a little luxury!

As if it wasn’t diffilcult enough to shop for a car or a new mattress, now you have to gird yourself for the great toilet paper shop too!!!!

On another topic, don’t wet yourself while reading these:
http://www.examiner.com/x-4663-Workplace-Examiner~y2009m3d10-Snappy-answers-to-stupid-interview-questions

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