I don’t like to express my opinion on most topics. One-ply toilet paper is another story.
In the restrooms on campus lies the enemy: A material thinner than paper, one that breaks when you try to tear off a sheet of it.
In this situation, I often feel like Oliver Twist, constantly asking for more, more please. But I do not want more one-ply.
Venturing into the restrooms on campus makes me reminisce of old times, times when I lived at my parents’ house and they provided Charmin Ultra Soft. I miss the endless supply of the soft and durable bath tissue my dad kept stocked away.
When I’m home, I often steal packages of it for my own consumption, mostly because I don’t have the funds to indulge in such a commodity. When I visit family and friends, I admire their supplies.
This should not be the case. With in-state tuition being about $10,000 for tuition, you’d think some of this would be put toward soft bath tissue — some that provides an enjoyable restroom experience instead of a dreadful one.
For example, a 20-count of Scott one-ply bath tissue from Walmart costs $12.97, whereas a 24-count of Angel Soft bath tissue is $5.97. At those prices, 48 rolls of Angel Soft could be purchased for every 20-count of Scott one-ply. Although Angel Soft is not the best, it would suffice compared with what is currently being stocked in campus bathrooms, and it might even be half the price.
There are more than 58,000 students who attend Ohio State, and I cannot be the only one who holds an opinion on the subject. I say down with one-ply. Let’s invest in comfort.