My daughter and I were actually reading packages,
trying to figure out what other brand to buy. The names, designs and commercials for toilet paper really fascinate me.
Let’s take Angel Soft for example: There is a baby on the outside wrapper so why didn’t they call it Baby Soft? And if you could touch an angel I’m sure it would be soft but why would you want to wipe your butt with one? Can’t you just picture this beautiful angel with a little brown spot on her wing?
When you feel something that is really soft do you ever wish you could wipe with it? Babies, kittens and angels are things I would definitely never ever want to wipe with! Now quilted Northern, they think they have it nailed. Doesn’t everyone wish they had a soft
quilt to wipe with? I don’t think so.
The little four pack of Northern I chose had hearts and flowers for designs. I’m sure the flowers were supposed to give you the impression or idea that the paper would make you smell better and the hearts were probably because they want you to heart it.
We use Angel Soft because of a plumbing issue – that I unknowingly caused – at my in-laws house. They graciously allowed us to live with them while we attempted to sell our house in West Virginia. (We lived there for 18 months.) This issue happened three years ago and TOTALLY changed my life forever.
Late one Tuesday night I flushed the toilet and the water wouldn’t go down. Even a plunger didn’t do the trick. And then water began coming up through the drains in the floor and soon the entire floor was
My in-laws called the Roto-Rooter guy but it was snowing really hard and it took him hours to arrive. After about an hour of doing his Roto-Rooutering he found the problem. I could hear him whispering to my
father-in-law. ‘What an ass-hole,” I thought to myself, why was he whispering? And then I heard my father-in-law gasp in horror as he looked into a bucket and then at me as if I had the black plaque or something. My father-in-law shook his head, looked at the floor and said, “Tampons.”
Like a flash I was gone. I went upstairs where I buried my head in a pillow and listened to my
mother-in-laws failed attempts to console me. It cost them hundreds of dollars to pay for this as it was a late night, emergency call.
I did the math: 18 months times 20 tampons per month equaled 360 tampons. There was no way I could get out of it either as I was the only one in
the house who used tampons. I felt awful but worse yet I felt stupid. I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to flush tampons. It clearly says on the box that they
can be flushed. For many years I had been flushing tampons and had never had an issue. Maybe it was because we moved frequently?
One month after we sold our house the realtor called and said the new home owner had a question, he had water coming through the basement floor and wanted to know if we had plumbing issues in the past? I could just picture a group of people gathered around a bucket of full of tampons shaking their heads.
I didn’t lie, “No, we had no issues at all.”
The Roto-Rooter guy said he received a lot of calls from people who used Charmin Ultra as that alone will cause issues; he said the best brand of toilet paper to use was Angel Soft. So we use Angel Soft just because he said it’s the best and also because I NEVER want to cause another plumbing issue for
as long as I live!