This might be considered a provocative question, but it’s been triggered by a comment I made on another blog and I’ve been thinking about it all afternoon.
You can laugh if you like (I don’t mind), but with the shortage of toilet rolls and restrictions on purchases, has anyone thought as to how much loo roll we actually use?
I said in my comment we’d got through about 400 sheets in the past week, which is 2 rolls.
Well that’s not strictly true, because the second roll I put on the holder this week is still more than half thick.
Hold on though, I am not asking the personal details of how many squares per ‘go’, though according to some manufacturers they recommend three or four.
So, there are two of us in our household, and we are pretty healthy and regular in the loo department. The brand we buy, when we can get it, has 210 sheets per roll. At the recommended three squares, that’s 70 ‘goes’, so that’s 10 a day over the week, and thus 5 visits each. Breaking it down like that, they obviously thought about the sums for roll size.
Why then were people buying 4 or 5 multipacks of 12, 16, 18 or 24 when one or two rolls could last them about a week? Unless of course their dietary systems are so shot to hell they spend more time on the toilet than anywhere else.
Just a thought.