It seems that there isn’t a week that goes by this year where there hasn’t been video on social media of people hoarding toilet paper.
I first want to say that I get it. The thought of going a day without toilet paper might not be high on the nightmare list for a lot of people, but that’s only because they have never experienced it. Think about how much you use toilet paper for and what you use it for. Now image doing it without it. Or with paper towel. If you don’t have a grimace on your face than I don’t think we can be friends.
So, it’s with this understanding that I understand why people are hoarding toilet paper. However, the hoarding of the toilet paper means that there are actually people out there that are living that nightmare of not having any because you bought more than your fair share.
There are going to be people that don’t care if others go without as long as they have some, but I know that’s not you. You are a caring person. How do I know? You’re reading a blog on a toilet paper site. You’re good people.
So, if you, or someone you know, is hoarding toilet paper, I want you to listen. When you are at the shops and you are thinking of loading up your cart with roll after roll, think about those that might go without. It could be your grandmother, the single mother down the street, or even The Queen that goes without and has to ruin a sock or use paper towel. Do you want to be responsible for The Queen using paper towels? I didn’t think so.
Put the extra rolls back and grab a few cans of beans. Not because they can replace toilet paper, because you can actually eat them so they might come in handy. Plus, if you eat enough beans you will have to use some of the TP you already stockpiled. It’s a win-win.