3 Ply Toilet Paper

I am so happy now that Quilted Northern has decided to come out with 3-Ply toilet  paper.  I just can’t tell you!  I was just thinking the other day that mine just wasn’t plush enough for my tush!  Is she serious your all thinking?  Naw, not really but I do think it’s kind of funny.  Who thinks of things like this??

Toilet paper was invented in 1880 by Scott.  The story behind it was kind of interesting because I didn’t know back when it first came out it was “unmentionable” and was kept behind the counter and you would just say “two please” as kind of a code word.

I know the Erickson’s all have definite opinions about their “sh” toilet paper and there have been many heavy debates whether it’s Charmin or Northern that didn’t “clump into little balls” while using.  Okay, sorry, I know that’s way to much information.  I couldn’t help myself.

I still remember my grandparents outhouse.  They didn’t have running water or an indoor bathroom until 1972.  Can you even imagine?  Anyway, back to the topic.  It was a really long time ago but I can still remember using catalogs for TP.  It sounds gross I know but what can I say?  I remember that.

So dear people, what kind of TP do you use?  Are you now breathing a huge sigh of relief for this new and wonderful 3-Ply??

We do use Northern by the way 😉

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29 Responses to 3 Ply Toilet Paper

  1. SKL says:

    Yay, at last, 3-ply TP!! I will rest better tonight knowing that that important achievement has been accomplished.

    By the way, I buy Northern, too. Must be a Republican thing, heh heh.

    I remember when we first started getting those stupid toilet paper commercials. You know, back in the day when they didn’t have commercials for care-free birth control and tampons and maxi-pads that let you swim and compete in gymnastics during your time of the month. (I can still see my dad and brothers cringing and leaving the room. And me turning red and scootching under the end table.) My mom always bought White Cloud until one day when a commercial came on TV, going on about how women need more absorbency. From that day my mom never bought White Cloud again.

    I don’t watch much TV, but one TP commercial that I’ve seen a few times always bugs me. It has something to do with bears and needing to go really bad and going off behind a tree with this wonderful toilet paper that is going to make everything blissful. Eew. Does that really make people run out and buy more TP?

    I remember catalogs too – we kept them in the bathroom in case the TP ran out. Ya know, better safe than sorry. It is kinda gross but people do take things for granted nowadays, don’t they? I’ve been to countries where most bathrooms don’t have any paper at all. Either they have cold water (if you’re lucky) or nothing. If you didn’t bring your own, you are out of luck. Kids stand at the street intersections and hawk boxes of generic kleenex. And here we are having to choose between 2-ply and 3-ply TP for everyday use. What a strange world we live in.

  2. SanityFound says:

    Joy it has taken me a while to calm down and just breathe, I have laughed so hard that I had coffee dribbling down my chin. I am so glad that you are starting to write more, this post shows so much of you, I love love love it! Oh boy there I go with the giggles again sorry am just trying to figure out what they used before they invented it!!!

  3. SKL says:

    Sanity, that was what the left hand was designated for.

    Here’s a tissue for your screen.

  4. Laura (LS) says:

    I see your outhouse and raise you one shovel and the deep, dark woods. And a sturdy tree to hang on to when you lean back over your hole, because you do NOT want to fall in. (really, men just have NO idea how easy they have it. It’s just point and shoot for them) And you want to choose the nice young oak or maple leaves. Those are the most readily identified… fold in the corners, though, they can be sharp. And be sure you STAY AWAY from those cute little shiny leaves on the ground. See them? That little three-leafed plant there on the ground. Yeah, they’ll make you itch a bit.

    That was every single summer of my childhood, up until I was about 16. And I loved every second of it!!

    Now, having done that? I’m happy with almost ANY kind of toilet paper. Except for that single ply TISSUE PAPER that they had for us in the hospital. Honestly. I want to see the transcript of the staff meeting where they decided that TALKING GARBAGE CANS were more cost effective than two-ply toilet paper. But I digress.

    And it’s Charmin in this house. Please don’t call me a Democrat. I don’ t think I could handle that.

  5. thegoddessanna says:

    Government toilet paper is the worst – it’s like half-assed recycled cardboard.

    We use Charmin Basic, because it’s cheap and it works. Seeing how half of it gets flushed down the toilet straight from the roll (I’m looking at my sons), I’m not paying for anything fancier!

    Please don’t call me a Dem either! : )

  6. Nikki says:

    This is one thing Jason and I disagree on. When I shop I buy Charmin Ultra Strong the red bag, because it is strong, soft and it doesn’t clump. Jason buys Northern or if we’re low on money at the time he buys Angel Soft. I don’t see the point in buying Angel Soft b/c it is cheap and you use so much more. I read this post late last night and laughed because this is so you to write. I love these goofy out of nowhere posts.

  7. Joy says:

    I couldn’t resist this when I saw it was a “good question” on the news last week. I thought “oh really!” I can do something with this!!

    Laura, I remember going outside too. At my grandparents we also had to watch for bee’s and snakes while trying not to fall in the hole!

    SKL, it must be a republican thing!! LMAO!!

    San….glad I finally got you for once!

    Anna, there’s nothing worse that cardboardy TP!!

    Thanks Nikki, I love coming out of nowhere, keeps people on their toes 😉

  8. Sue says:

    When my parents bought their home, the bathroom was a “new” addition. The spot where the outhouse was I still remember, but it was a ways from the house! I couldn’t imagine running out in the dead of winter at -40 to go to the bathroom!!! Anyway…it’s Northern for us b/c that’s what Toby had and heaven forbid I bring something better to the table!

  9. I am one of the cheapo kinds of people, but my husband likes luxury at any expense when it comes to these sensitive issues, and my 6 year old daughter likes the one with the puppy on it because, well, it has a puppy on it. I’m sure the advertisers love her! (She also wouldn’t stop singing the McDonald’s theme song when we were there yesterday… can you say, impressionable?)

  10. Just a Mom says:

    My youngest daughter likes the puppy TP too! Good thing she is not the one doing the shopping, I would be broke! With 3 girls at my house we buy whatever is the cheapest! We go through a 12 pack a week!

  11. SanityFound says:

    Forgot to tell you – when I was in Wales the loo’s only had A4 paper – seriously that was the TP available… don’t ask

  12. mssc54 says:

    Heck who can be picky at a time like that?! What ever is handy is my “tool of choice”.

    However, when camping… pine cones, pine straw, poison ivy are all off my list.

  13. SKL says:

    So this reminds me of one night when we were staying with an old lady who lived in a cottage in a wildlife preserve in India. I was so pleased to see that she had a roll of TP in her bathroom – true, it was one grade finer than sandpaper, but there it was. I picked it up to rip a piece off to blow my nose. Well, out crawls this white lizard from inside the roll onto my hand. No time to think – I flung the TP and it landed in the toilet. I still feel really bad about that, because you know it was probably the only TP roll they had on the property or anywhere near. Sorry, Nani.

  14. mssc54 says:


    They prolly unrolled it when you left and re-used it. 🙂

  15. Jennifer says:

    I’m not sure we ever buy the same brand twice. We buy whatever is on sale…except I won’t buy Scott Tissue….that’s what I grew up with…most of the time you ended up using your hand when you tried to wipe with it anyway… My parents always bought Scott’s because anymore more would clog the delicate and strange septic system my father had constructed out in the country….once you’ve had to dig up the septic tank with a shovel in the middle of the night because someone used too much TP you tend to be careful…

    We still have an outhouse at our log cabin in the woods. We keep the TP in a coffee can to keep the mice from eating it. 🙂

    Now if you had asked me about toilet SEATS…I have a definite opinion on those!

  16. Joy says:

    Okay then Jennifer, what about toilet seats???

  17. None of those squishy seats – must be rigid!

  18. Joy says:

    I hate those seat too Anna.

  19. Mary says:

    We use Scott tissue, so I guess we’re cleaving to the original. I like it because there is a lot on the roll.

  20. K. Trainor says:

    We like Northern big rolls. And dh has FORBIDDEN me from purchasing Charmin due to the little clumpy fuzz balls of which you spoke! ;0)

  21. Elena says:

    Speaking of little clumpy fuzz balls, I used to be allowed to say “dingleberry” in my house until I explained to what it referred. Even my son, who at the tender age of 12 continues to giggle hysterically at any and all bodily functions, will not allow Mama to utter the term.

    Sigh. Censorship sucks.

  22. nikki says:

    OH I haven’t heard the term “dingleberry” in years!!!!! Funny:)

  23. SKL says:

    Elena, I had a friend who taught me the word “dingleberry” when I was a teen. I didn’t know what it meant, figured about the same as goofball. (If goofball has a sinister meaning, I’m obviously in the dark about that one still.) So when I was nearing 40, I had this weird staff guy who always wanted to talk about off-the-wall topics. We were having a dumb conversation about something goofy and I called him a “dingleberry” and he explained what it meant. Yeah, I was pretty mortified. One more reason I can never run for president.

  24. Joy says:

    I haven’t heard dingleberry in years either. It’s such a great word!

  25. thegoddessanna says:

    Dingleberry! Ha! Seeing how I watch Nickelodeon everyday, on the Fairly Odd Parents, there are these characters with the name “Dingleberg.” I swear, the first time I heard it spoken, I heard ‘dingleberry,’ and started coughing I laughed so hard. Seriously, I still think of that every time the show comes on.

    I learned it in bootcamp – where I learned all sorts of new and interesting vocabulary. : )

  26. Amber says:

    My mother has this thing about it having to be the super triple rolls because she hates changing the rolls. I just roll my eyes and keep the peace. Whatever.

  27. Elena says:

    Okay, I can’t believe we are having this big long conversation about toilet paper when we should be debating the economy or something… but this is just so much more fun!!!

    And plus Amber gave me the perfect opening by mentioning her mother’s distaste for roll changing.

    When we moved to this house, the roll holder was a piece of junk. My husband, bless his dear heart, bought this holder that has one part holding it to the wall, the bar curves down, AND IT IS NOT CONNECTED ON THE OTHER SIDE! I did not know such a wonder existed. I, too, used to dread changing the roll. Such a silly complaint. And an even sillier thrill to just WOOSH the empty cardboard tube off and WOOSH the new roll on, without all the squeezing the middle bar and everything sproings off and things go flying. WAY COOL!!!

    I swear I could do a commercial for this thing. It is a stupid thing for me to go on and on about, but maybe get one for your Mom for Christmas and she will experience happiness as never before!

  28. Amber says:

    Yay Elena! I think I shall!

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