We were at a fave coffee shop recently, and as I was using the Ladies', I was struck at how soft the toilet paper roll was. Really, I almost wanted to use it as a pillow.
I mention this only because of the contrast. See, Magnum and I have been using sandpapery 1-ply tissue for the past several weeks/ months. Why do we have sandpaper 1-ply TP? I'll mention that it's at least 20 years old.
Back in late 1999/ early 2000, we bought and moved into a house in Utah. We discovered a good sized box of toilet paper rolls. It was 1-ply Scott tissue. Not sure, maybe it was Y2K prepper paper?
Whatever, we kept the box in a corner as our own disaster stash. Since then, we've moved three times, and the box of TP has accompanied us - mainly because it's kinda weird to leave a box of TP behind for new homeowners, as we know from experience.
Finally, with this last move, I decided I'm done moving a box of 1-ply toilet paper, and so we dug into our vast stash. We're still going through it and the deprivation has started to get to me. I swear, the rolls seem endless. One would think that, since it's 1-ply, it would go fast. Not so, it seems.
After the revelation in the coffee shop bathroom, I decided maybe it was time for a break. On my last Costco run, I happily headed for the TP aisle. *SIGH*
coronavirus = toilet paper crisis.
There was none to be had.
Well, I bet those preppers we bought that house from in Utah are now wishing they hadn't left their stash behind.