Jun 16, 2011

A bum deal

I don’t buy designer clothes but I will splurge on life’s small luxuries. One of those is soft Β toilet paper. I buy the softest, plushest, two-ply I can find. If it came five-ply, I’d buy that too. I’ve been using Northern Quilted Ultra Plush for years but lately I noticed it seemed as little sparse on my holder. I often find myself sitting there with nothing to do but stare at the toilet paper and today, I finally solved the mystery. They have gradually, over the years, reduced the width of the roll, hoping no one would notice. But I did. What a rip-off! It costs about the same as Charmin Ultra Soft but look at the difference! People need to knowΒ and I’m here to blow the lid off this right now! Β Call me a crack detective for figuring it out. This is a bum deal!

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9 Comments on “A bum deal”

  1. MrsNews says:

    FYI I know you like Walgreen’s…I decided to try their toilet paper brand..I know better, I only buy the good stuff…but oh nooooooooooooo not that time! Let me just say stick to the skirts but not the toilet paper! It will ‘stick’ to you if you know what I mean!!


  2. Heather says:

    Love it!!! I am picky with my toilet paper too……..I say we protest! =)

  3. Nicole says:

    That does it. I’m switching to Charmin and will WIPE Northern right out of my life. But not tonight, I’m POOPed. πŸ™‚

  4. sue says:

    CRACK me up!!!! πŸ™‚ Personally, I only buy Charmin Ultra Soft. How do you feel about the way the toilet paper pulls of the rolll? Over or Under?? I like it over! The last thing I want to do is keep searching for the beginning of the
    roll ! πŸ™ Talk about frustrating!! πŸ™‚ and Sister Dearest, too funny!! πŸ™‚

    By the way, JJ, I might be concerned about five ply!! Don’t our men block up the toilet enough!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  5. Rhonda says:

    That’s just not right…lol… We pay good money for things we need and they try to rip us off with everything. All the way down to toilet paper. When gas prices go up everything goes up. Nothing is cheap anymore…

    I agree a bum deal and I’m glad you found this out for us. I buy Scott Extra Soft most the time and it makes me want to check out my toilet paper before buying it to make sure it’s at standard size πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰

  6. marty says:

    Jenny, Are these some of the fun little things you have to do in your retirement?

    • Jenny says:

      I’ve always been this way. I get annoyed at sneaky rip-offs. I was equally perturbed when one pound cans were all of a sudden 15 ounces! And have you seen a can of tuna lately? Something’s fishy! πŸ™‚ LOL! – I can’t help the puns – but the frustration is real.

  7. sister dearest says:

    I’m outraged. BUM deal indeed! I’m glad you CRACKED this and made it PUBlic. This whole thing is ASSinine. This has really RUMPled my feathers. Now where do we picket?

    • Rhonda says:

      I like your humor sister dearest, so funny! πŸ˜†
      I guess you learned all that humor from the best πŸ˜‰

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