The other day I ran to Target for a few essentials. (By “ran” I mean I drove my car and by “essentials” I mean lip gloss and at least 5 things from the accessory area.)
I somehow wandered into the section with the toilet paper, most likely because it was next to the end cap of a display of wine that was on sale. I do love a bargain!
After filling my cart with enough reds and whites that an employee actually asked if I was having a party (to which I said yes), I figured I might as well pick up a package of toilet paper while I was there. After all, I’d just saved a ton on wine and wanted to celebrate my victory with bathroom products.
I scouted the shelves for my favorite bear wiping his a$$ near an oak tree and realized I was in the section entitled “bathroom tissue.” The words “toilet paper” were nowhere to be found.
Is “toilet paper” no longer PC? I realize I’m not often on the forefront of knowing what’s PC, but I think I would have gotten that memo by now.
Perhaps it was written on a roll of toilet paper and I missed it.
Why the change, Charmin? Or Cottonelle? I’m not sure who’s the king of bathroom tissue these days or who officially made this change. Was this something the empire of toilet tissue voted on or was it done via an executive power by the angels from Angel Soft?
Or maybe it was a different kind of movement…a movement that interestingly enough, requires bath tissue.
Or perhaps it was a movement by the stores to make themselves look more classy. Signs for toilet paper don’t look nearly as welcoming as signs for bathroom tissue. Perhaps it’s just a marketing ploy. After all, bathroom tissue sounds like something I want to wrap myself in and curl up with a good book (and some wine I got on sale).
Is it really so bad to refer to toilet paper as what it is? Paper that goes in the toilet? That’s not crass. It’s what it is.
I’m not sure what any of this means for the future of a$$ wiping, but I don’t like the direction its going. If you ask me, it seems likes all going down the drain…