If you know me you know that one of the things that really wicks me off is shrinkflation, especially shrinkflation of TOILET PAPER! I was forced to stop in at an Aldi the other day. I don’t like Aldi. First time I had been in one in the past five years. In the restroom, check out the toilet paper. On the left is Aldi toilet paper. 3-1/4 inches wide. So thin you can see through it. That excuse for TP wouldn’t even span your butt cheeks.  On the right is Charmin 4-1/2 wide. The only place I can find it is at Costco. And even that is a bit narrower that it used to be.

And then last night, at the Elks Lodge, check it out. 3-1/5 inches wide. There are some big folks who go to the Elks. I mean B-I-I-I-I-G! You have to be real careful. You can only wipe one side at a time. Geeze!


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5 Responses to Thursday

  1. Lisa B. says:

    Don’t forget the cardboard tube in the middle that gets ever bigger.

  2. Tom B says:

    Too funny Bud, you’re the only one I know that would measure his TP..

  3. Ken Parsons says:

    I appreciate your position on shrinkflation and share your concern. I also appreciate the Elks for who they are and what they do.
    But you need to recalibrate your instruments: that mark in the middle is a .5, not 1/5. I think the Elks still have your back(side) covered.

  4. Jari Lyden says:

    In the Good, Old Days we had a really wide paper. Then a genius at a paper factory calculated that if the roll is about 2/3 of an inch narrower they can get one more set of rolls out of the massive uncut one.
    This was late 1960’s in Finland. If you sent a letter to the paper mill they provided 11 cm holder to replace the 13 cm one.
    The Clever Boy got a massive bonus.

  5. AndyW says:

    I used to measure in picas – haven’t seen pica pole for years! I wonder if I don’t have one around here someplace.

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