In 17 Years of Marriage, We’ve Never Run Out of Toilet Paper, But…

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The COVID-19 toilet paper situation is interesting, right?

On Thursday, I went to Walmart and there was still plenty of toilet paper left, so I bought a few packages. Nothing too drastic, as we still had some toilet paper at home.

In 17 years of marriage, we’ve never run out of toilet paper. Not even close.

But I’m writing this post today to say I think collectively as a world in crisis, we need to stop shaming people, whether they be people who regularly have so little toilet paper in their house they are at risk of running out OR people who feel the need to stock up on it heavily.

Isn’t it interesting how it’s been a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” situation on the toilet paper front… people being mocked for letting their toilet paper run so low and people being blasted for wanting to stock up.

Crises like the one we are in now reveal how quick we are to point out what we see as faults in others and downplay our own blind spots and shortcomings. (Just to be fair, I know that crises also reveal collectively the good of humanity and how we step up and help one another. If you were my neighbor and needed a roll of toilet paper, I would share).

Let’s be humble. Let’s be kind.

Even though in my household we’ve never run out of toilet paper or even come close to running out, I recognize there are other areas of managing a household where I’m a bit of a slacker. I generally don’t keep the fridge very organized. None of our furniture matches. I don’t change the sheets every single week. We have a fair amount of clutter.

Anyway. I know this post has nothing to do with sex. But it seemed kind of relevant to the overall situation of what’s making news these days.

If you are someone who has offered up lots of negative commentary on how others are handling their toilet paper situation, consider taking a breather. Let it go.

We are all in this together, so let’s be humble. Let’s be kind.

For more reading, you can cruise through my list of past posts, as well as my page with a bunch of posts on orgasm.

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One thought on “In 17 Years of Marriage, We’ve Never Run Out of Toilet Paper, But…

  1. David says:

    As long as restrictions aren’t placed in Charmin manufacturing plants, (workers don’t get corona) shipping companies and stores aren’t forced to close then American’s won’t have to resort to more of pre-1857 era means of “tidying up” before TP was invented.

    There seem to be new restrictions (but temperary) being placed on businesses and even schools everyday.

    I think some of us who live in rural environments, tend to keep 6+ months of extra inventory anyway.

    Couldn’t get TP on Amazon the other day.

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