'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Thursday, 5 January 2012

Toilet Humour

I usually get Sorbent loo paper. They seem to pack more paper in, and although it costs a bit more, I think it's better value. Now they've come out with a 'super-roll' that is humongous, which I figured would save me having to change the roll over the Christmas and summer holiday when we have lots of visitors. Trouble is, it has to be jammed in over the brass hoo-flung and then it's wedged against the wall, and, as my daughter remarked the other day, it feels like you're in a public loo and having to work very hard for each allocated piece.

Apparently, if you want to go through less TP, a little poem readable from the throne, will reduce consumption by as much as 20%, according to a Japanese study. Perhaps a little witty haiku?

Thank you soft petal
Fleetingly the white softness
Touches me for a moment

The other day another brand, Quilton, was having a special on, so I bought some. A big tick for softness, but it was with especially great delight that I noticed the writing on the inside of the roll. I think I'll buy them just for that! I like a toilet roll with a SoH.


  1. I was sure when I read this post that I'd seen that jungle before. I had. The UK advert for Velvet Toilet Tissue.

  2. Well, Velvet must own Quilton, perhaps? Thank goodness I'm over 18. That was fun.

  3. Ha! Those supersized rolls, huh? We buy them sometimes but we have three loos here and there is one we can't use them in for the same reason. What we do sometimes is start them off somewhere with a more flexible roll holder system (ie, they just sit on a shelf!) and then when they're part used, moved them on down to the one with the metal holder.

    They are definitely more economical. Not sure about the poetry though!

  4. Your video was quite cheeky!

  5. Jay - in our grass hut here in the antipodes, we have only one loo, and yes, I'm doing the shelf-holder method too.

    Robert - har har.