I was comfortably sitting and relaxing this morning, as I read my Sunday newspaper. Finishing the sports page, and preparing to check the business section, I just happened to glance to my left. The sight I saw, sent chills up my spine, and left me with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I was witness to a brown and barren cardboard tube with less than two squares of toilet paper, precariously dangling from its bottom edge. In an instant, a once promising day, with plans for a brisk early morning walk, in the cool shade of enormous oak trees, followed by a hearty breakfast at my favorite local diner, was possibly in jeopardy.
Has this ever happened to you? Were your first thoughts, to frantically search for a box of facial tissues within easy reach, or pray someone was nearby to hear your pitiful cries for help? Most of the time we take toilet paper for granted. It’s one of man’s greatest inventions, the most widely used product in the world, and an indispensable part of our daily lives. We all love toilet paper, and we all need toilet paper, but unless we’re faced with the horrific scenario discussed above, we usually don’t think about it very much. Continue reading