Sunday, 3 January 2016

of Recycled Toilet Paper

"Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper."
Daphne Zuniga

Online recently I saw someone ask about the logic behind toilet paper advertising. They reasoned, "Doesn't everyone already buy it?" Makes sense to me.

But seriously (sort of), think about some of those toilet paper ads and slogans. Here's a few I've noticed: Pillow Soft, Ultra Soft, Ultra Strong, Using Less Never Felt So Good, Silky Soft, Soft As Old Linen, You'll Prefer _____ (Brand name), Rapid Dissolving, With New Diamond Weaver Texture, Luxury Texture, With Aloe, It's the Little Things, and my favourite, Clean Ripple Texture Removes More.

I don't know about you, but I normally don't buy my toilet paper based upon fancy slogans; I buy it based upon the cheapest price. I mean, you're going to flush it away anyways, so why spend unnecessary dollars on it? Right? But there is one concern that I do have when it comes to buying toilet paper; I'm not so cheap that I will buy the "Recycled" varieties, such as the one depicted in the picture above. "100% Recycled ShitBegone." Hmm. Can you imagine reusing toilet paper that someone else has already used? Yucky. I wonder if Mike Rowe ever had to collect that used toilet paper for recycling on Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs? Hmm.

I guess it's like buying oats; it comes a little cheaper once it's already been through the horse.

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