Friday, October 19, 2007

Toilet Paper Usage

Dena and I have argued since we moved in together about the quantity of toilet paper I use. This weekend with my Lake Naciemento scrapbooking home girls (a bunch of straight wild women who turn into wild women when the are away from their husbands) we discussed this topic and how several of their mates complain about it as well. So we all decided to do a test. We all "pulled" our regular allotment of TP and compared who uses how much. The results are.....

Of 7 women 3 are "green" where they only use 5 squares, one using 7 squares. The other 4 are between 8 and 11 squares with the average being 9.

Some basic history of Toilet Paper

The first known use of toilet paper per se (as opposed to leaves, etc) is 6th century AD in China.

I love this quote below:

The 16th century French satirical writer François Rabelais in his series of novels Gargantua and Pantagruel, discussing the various ways of cleansing oneself at the toilet, wrote that: "He who uses paper on his filthy bum, will always find his ballocks lined with scum", proposing that the soft feathers on the back of a live goose provide an optimum cleansing medium.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Dawn - your friend in the OC here - I am a 2-5 square user (did you assess only number 1 usage or number 2 too... that would be different of course!) However, to your point, I did have a pretty big fight once with an ex about TP useage - I just kept hearing the rolling, rolling, rolling on the other side of the door and couldn't resist making a snarky comment... that'll learn ya!
heee heee... good topic!