Recently, I purchased an 18 pack of Angel Soft toilet paper. Now, I know buying toilet paper is really like throwing money down the drain but we all do it! Seriously. I got home and unpacked all the groceries including this 18 “double roll” or what they consider to be “36″ rolls of toilet paper crammed into 18. Everything is going along fine until I went into the bathroom to change out an empty roll of toilet paper for one of my new “double rolls”. As I am taking the old cardboard center off, it appears to be smaller than the new double roll (look closely at the picture above)!
Now, this may not seem like a big deal but I guess what bothers me is that the toilet paper company wants me to feel like I am getting more paper (because the rolls are thicker) but in reality I am getting less because the center cardboard is wider! I probably would not have noticed this difference but my wife is an art teacher and we have been saving the cardboard centers for her class projects for a good six months.
Does this really matter or am I just overreacting? After all, when you open a bag of potato chips the bag is at least half full of air. If the potato chip company can do it why can’t the toilet paper company? In my humble opinion, there is a vast difference between toilet paper and potato chips. Potato chips are optional but toilet paper (in my opinion) is not!
I guess this makes toilet paper more or less a commodity in the fact that we can’t really do without it and in the end we will pay whatever they ask for it. Most likely, I will continue to buy Angel Soft because I have been using it for years and still think it is a good product.
I would love to hear your comments on toilet paper and any other product that you feel like you are throwing your money down the drain on!