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Old 09-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #11
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With the way they keep on shrinking the rolls it will not matter soon
That seems logical, but they seem to poof them up with air.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:39 PM   #12
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That seems logical, but they seem to poof them up with air.
I wish I had invented and patented the "air poofing machine." I'd be rich by now, since half the products out there poof everything up to make them look bigger (toilet paper, bags of chips, etc.).
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:12 AM   #13
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I agree about the paper towel thing, it is impossible to make a comparison between brands, they all have different sized regular sheets, select-a-size, one ply, two ply, etc...

I just buy a 12 pack of scott paper towel and move on with life. My criteria for paper towel, no select-a-size, white, no pattern.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:53 AM   #14
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And some bars of soap that used to be just a block now have a curved shape that results in a smaller bar and less soap. The package looks the same, and who thinks to check the weight on a bar of soap? Don't like that part. But I do like that the wet bar doesn't stick tight as it dries on a flat surface.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:53 AM   #15
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Toilet paper is one thing, but what irritates me the most is when they downsize the amount of food that comes in a can or other package and you have recipes that call for the old size.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:03 AM   #16
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Time to get a bidet...plus, they have many uses...
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:22 AM   #17
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It has Duraclean texture on it.
Is that like sandpaper?
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Well I have no idea when this happened but I noticed just today that my jar of Mayonnaise is no longer 32 oz.

The only reason I even noticed is that there was a banner on the label that said "New Jar, Same Size"

That is when I looked

And the price of that smaller quanitity keep going higher.

Giant Eagle is having them on sale this week for 2.99 and I will be buying a bunch of them.
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Is that like sandpaper?
Crepe paper (alla 1960's European toilet tissue) was quite economical and effective. Too bad Sear's did away with their big catalog. I currently prefer Scott 1000 sheet single ply (4.5 x 3.7"). It permits me to control the number of plies (3 to 5 sheets per wad) and minimize the impact on my septic system.
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Crepe paper (alla 1960's European toilet tissue) was quite economical and effective. Too bad Sear's did away with their big catalog. I currently prefer Scott 1000 sheet single ply (4.5 x 3.7"). It permits me to control the number of plies (3 to 5 sheets per wad) and minimize the impact on my septic system.
Crepe paper was when you were lucky. This was the most common TP in Europe in the '60s. It was hard and shiny and water repellent on one side and quite rough on the other, but I am told it wasn't as hard on septic systems or the waterways.

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