In an effort to practice social isolation, I am ordering my groceries on line and running by to pick them up. Toilet paper was not available the first order. I quickly counted all my TP resources and determined how long I could hold out before becoming desperate. It was similar to the daily glance at my dwindling savings thanks to the stock market free fall. Thankfully by the second order (I am also cooking at home ALL the time now), the gold standard of TP-Charmin was once again available. PLEASE SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY THIS IS THE PANIC ITEM OF THE DAY???
When we have hurricanes, water flies off the shelf. At least that makes some sense! There is a possibility with power outages and huge amounts of rain that the water system could become unsafe. Unfortunately here in the deep South, some of the small rural water systems come under boil orders occasionally. I don't know if they are not treating correctly or if a varmint got in the water supply, but before you drink, you must boil. THEN it is understandable to have a water shortage. Even though all that bottled water comes from the same taps we use in our homes, it has been tested.
When I stop to think of all the TP I have wasted in my lifetime--rolling yards of dear friends (the police frown upon this) and hitting that roll and letting it spin as if I am on The Price is Right and going for the grand prize while getting ready to check out of the BR. The thought of my waste makes me cringe. Who knew today's waste would become tomorrow's currency?
The TP though is a mystery! Here is something you might need to be reminded of---TP HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN AROUND! W A Y B A C K--man had to figure out other ways to insure cleanliness. If you are out hiking in the woods, and run out of biodegradable TP, there are leaves all around. Just be careful to not pick the three leafed variety.
That could lead to a problem MUCH more serious than a dirty bottom. Which is more of a disaster a dirty bottom or an itchy bottom~I digress.
Here is what I want you to know---DO NOT PANIC if you cannot get TP. Why in my lifetime, when my oldest was a baby, there were NO wipes & his little tender bottom could not tolerate the rough TP. SO, Friends, I used a warm wet wash cloth. NOW before you yell GROSS---It was used one time and washed. There you go--after the laundry I had a whole new batch of clean -reusable TP. SO, Friends, don't panic---if you have wash rags and a washing machine---all is not lost. If worse gets to worse we live deep in the piney woods--there are alternatives out there. For goodness sake--STOP hoarding the TP!
Being cheerful keeps you healthy.