As the fabric of society disintegrates around us, there’s one bright constant in our lives: We have enough toilet paper (we call it loo paper) for the duration. Cedric says the English referred to the time during World War II as the duration … the word seems apt for our current situation. How do I know we have enough? Because I made a very scientific study of the amount I use. I’m leaving Cedric out of this for now – we have our own bathrooms (the secret to a long marriage) and I don’t want to think about men’s loo behavior.
For my study, I made a note of the day and time I started a new roll and stuck it on my mirror. One week later, to the exact minute, I pulled off the final sheet from the second roll. Actually, Cedric says he was still using the first roll … but as I said, we are not going there. He then helped calculate how much we have to last for a very long duration … please tell me this will be over in a year, or we will be in trouble.
Cedric, of course, is less concerned than I on this issue. He remembers in England during the War sometimes using newspaper – but they were a rather posh family, so it was always The Times of London, which I’m sure made a difference.
Wishing all my readers (all three of you) health and safety at this time.