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Odd observation du jour

The toilet paper I bought last week, a 24-pack of MD, exhibits a strange phenomenon that for some reason I feel compelled to comment about publicly.

The paper on each roll is sealed to itself, ostensibly to prevent some Horrible Unraveling Event during packaging, shipment, storage, purchase, and transport to the consumer's home. However, this particular package's rolls are so well sealed that it's nearly impossible to figure out where the end of the damned roll is.

I ended up shredding the first 20 or so sheets from a roll a couple days ago in a futile attempt at replenishing the paper supply in my front bathroom.

And what is it with toilet-paper packaging showing soft-focus images of adorable babies? Are they selling us a tissue product that's intended to make us think we're wiping our asses with a baby's soft skin?

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