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November 25, 2005

White Paper on Black Friday


Running out of toilet paper is a big pain in the butt.

Wait a minute — there's probably a better way of putting that.

Hmmm... it's getting worse — better cut my losses (arrghhh!) and move on.

Last year it occurred to me that toilet paper appeared on my grocery list pretty regularly.


And then one day, when I was using toilet paper in the kitchen on the paper towel holder 'cause I'd run out of paper towels — no, you're not the only one — I thought to myself there's got to be a better way.

Once I assigned to my crack research team the task of finding reliable online sources for the particular brands of toilet paper (top) and paper towels (below)


I use it was only a matter of time before running out of/shopping for white paper goods became a thing of the past.

40 rolls of Charmin Ultra Unscented Toilet Paper (Double Rolls) cost $38.37 here.

Oh, I almost forgot — that's about 2/3 the price you pay at the store.

30 rolls of Scott Paper Towels cost $39.85 here.

That's also a lot less than it costs at Kroger or Safeway.

Even after you factor in shipping and handling you're still saving plenty $$$.

But that's not even the best part.

No, the best part is realizing that instead of pulling it off the shelf, putting it into your shopping cart, lifting it onto the conveyor belt at checkout, carrying it out to your car, putting it into your car, taking it out of your car, and carrying it inside — what a lot of effort for paper, eh? — a UPS guy stops by and puts a big box on your doorstep.

Then, each time you run out you realize you really didn't run out — over to the closet or shelf or basement or wherever you keep extra stuff, take out a fresh roll, and you're so good to go.

Why people don't do it my way is way beyond me: it's cheaper, faster and far easier and more convenient than the old way.

Will someone please explain to me what I'm missing, that I'm the only person I know of who thinks so?

November 25, 2005 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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Heeee, heee - good one snoozer!!
with that kind of wit and observance maybe you should apply for a crack research team job.

Posted by: what? | Nov 26, 2005 1:41:01 PM

"Crack" research team. Heh heh.

Posted by: snoozer | Nov 26, 2005 11:18:27 AM

Thanks Joe! As one who uses more than my share of Charmin, I applaud you and your crack research team. UPS, Bring it on!

Posted by: mattp9 | Nov 25, 2005 2:05:47 PM

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