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the long and short of it

July 14, 2007

don’t know if you saw this. The world’s tallest and shortest man met. The picture is below and the story is Here.

In other strange things that pass for news: Kimberly-Clark has a new toilet paper dispenser that works like those paper towel dispensers with the motion sensors. The article is Here.


The strange thing is the spokesperson said, “Americans typically use twice as much toilet paper as Europeans — as much as an arm’s length each pull, Thorne says. The company decided the best length is about 20 inches — or precisely five standard toilet paper squares,” He went on to wax about how most people will just take whatever you give them…. yeah right. Let’s all punch the button like 50 times just for spite. (will I specify these on a job…probably).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2007 9:04 am

    I’m going to take what I need, so how ever many punches of the button it takes, that’s what I’ll do. I HATE toilet paper holders that resist dispensing toilet paper easily. And I also HATE single sheet toilet paper instead of the double sheet kind that is soft to the skin! ha!

    Oh well . . . that’s the long and short of it.


  2. July 19, 2007 9:34 am

    I remember when those motion sensor paper towel dispensers were first placed in the women’s bathroom where I used to work… A lady who had just washed her hands was staring at it, quite perplexed… when I tolk her all she had to do was put her nose on the red dot (the sensor) and the paper towels would dispense… Not sure how long she did that. I would always do it too whenever we were in the bathroom together. Is that wrong? 🙂

    In Mexico City no one flushes their toilet paper. You throw it in waste paper baskets beside the toilet. Gross, but saves some plunging.

    And what about the moist butt wipes? Do they make dispensers for those?

    As you can tell, this is quite an intrigueing topic for me. Sad, but true.

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