Monday, May 2, 2005

WHERE'S THE CHARMIN?

Yesterday I went to the store and spent $300 on groceries and various household supplies.  Included in my purchases was a 24 roll package of toilet paper.  I knew for a fact that there was an unopened 4-pack in my bathroom, but it never hurts to have extra.  So imagine my surprise when I squat later on in the day and discover that there is no paper in my bathroom.  No 4-pack, no 24-pack, nothing!  And even later still, I ducked into the upstairs bathroom, the largest bathroom with the huge closet where we store all of our supplies.  Upon discovering that there was no paper on the holder, I duck-walked to the cupboard and lo and behold, it was bare!  Once again I was forced to pick the scraps off of the discarded rolls.  What are these kids doing with all the toilet paper?  I'm serious, its not like they use it!  Goodness knows I've seen enough pee-punch sans the Charmin to know that many visits to the throne are not followed up by a swipe of sqeezably soft quilted squares.  I think I'm going to have to take drastic measures and start rationing, everyone will get their own roll, and if they use it up before its time for distribution of the next roll then they'll just have to do the duck-walk and hunt for scraps like I do everytime I need to use the restroom.

p.s.  The 24 pack of toilet paper was located in the kitchen, which is where everyone should store their toilet paper!  The family photo was taken at a luau in Hawaii in 2003 during my family reunion.  There were 37 of us in the immediate family, now THAT was a lot of toilet paper that we went through then!

8 comments:

plittle said...

So, after all that support from other journalers, and recommendations that you appear on the Editor's picks, you clamped down to make sure that never happened, eh?
-Paul

heathyrxmarie said...

Dorn, that's a gorgeous pic! And I'm cracking up about the toilet paper rationing.LOL!
Hugs,
xox
Heather

purplectigger said...

Great Picture. You are a hoot. Maybe some day you'll get to the bottom of the toilet papper problem.
Have a great week.
Hugs, R.C.

cneinhorn said...

I think you're gonna have to start keeping your own secret stash hidden somewhere...duckwalking, LMAO!!!


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mumma4evr said...

LOL at lest you wre inthe house loking for the TP. when I was 10, about 34 years ago, we didn't have an indoor toilet...and once I was out there and after I did what I needed to do, I realized there is no TP....not fun!
Becky

astaryth said...

I love that pic!! And, how come when someone (G!) uses the last of the toilet paper on the roll he doesn't get a NEW roll??? I mean, if you use the last of the roll, won't someone ELSE be needing some at some point???? <LOL>
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rhondashkfree said...

I found your link in Kasey's journal so thought I'd have a vissit.
I really had a hoot over the duck walk in surch of the, no where
to be found T.P.  Great entry.  Rhonda

ccbzanoni said...

I love this entry!  So where's the Charmin!   There is nothing more frustrating than no toilet paper in the bathroom when you need it!  Help is on its way!