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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:08 AM

Not satisfied with gouging the consumer with smaller-look-alike containers and air filled packages,

Now about 1/2 inch has been lopped off the width of toilet paper rolls. How much more are these people going to gouge us? Gasoline is up for no reason...absolutely no reason except that we are at their mercy. I pity poor families and families of those out of work right now. They can't even stretch their food choices. I just wish that I had enough money (millions) to start a fair consumer food chain that restored at least the amounts we were used to with quality foods and goods. Some of the zillionairs could do this and still make money but what do they care?

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Reply Not satisfied with gouging the consumer with smaller-look-alike containers and air filled packages, (Original post)
kelliekat44 Feb 2013 OP
Jackpine Radical Feb 2013 #1
eppur_se_muova Feb 2013 #2
Rabid_Rabbit Feb 2013 #3
kelliekat44 Feb 2013 #4
Orrex Feb 2013 #22
demwing Feb 2013 #28
demwing Feb 2013 #32
madokie Feb 2013 #55
Orrex Feb 2013 #65
Heywood J Feb 2013 #64
raccoon Feb 2013 #67
CreekDog Feb 2013 #46
wandy Feb 2013 #52
laundry_queen Feb 2013 #5
watrwefitinfor Feb 2013 #7
OregonBlue Feb 2013 #42
2pooped2pop Feb 2013 #6
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #14
2pooped2pop Feb 2013 #15
MADem Feb 2013 #25
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #18
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #19
CountAllVotes Feb 2013 #30
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #33
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #45
Mariana Feb 2013 #66
GreenStormCloud Feb 2013 #47
CTyankee Feb 2013 #39
NutmegYankee Feb 2013 #43
Agschmid Feb 2013 #8
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #24
Agschmid Feb 2013 #37
Patiod Feb 2013 #44
Agschmid Feb 2013 #60
Glimmer of Hope Feb 2013 #61
Agschmid Feb 2013 #63
nc4bo Feb 2013 #9
nc4bo Feb 2013 #35
yardwork Feb 2013 #10
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #27
louis-t Feb 2013 #51
Vanje Feb 2013 #11
Wind Dancer Feb 2013 #23
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #12
MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 #13
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #16
MiddleFingerMom Feb 2013 #20
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #21
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #17
nc4bo Feb 2013 #56
Berlum Feb 2013 #26
SomethingFishy Feb 2013 #29
pinboy3niner Feb 2013 #48
Ino Feb 2013 #54
bluesbassman Feb 2013 #59
liberal_at_heart Feb 2013 #31
Incitatus Feb 2013 #34
denverbill Feb 2013 #36
ashling Feb 2013 #38
TeeYiYi Feb 2013 #41
Paulie Feb 2013 #40
Go Vols Feb 2013 #49
BainsBane Feb 2013 #50
flobee1 Feb 2013 #53
Flying Squirrel Feb 2013 #57
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #58
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #62

Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:15 AM

1. Yes, but think how much worse it would be

if there were inflation.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:26 AM

2. Don't look now, but the cardboard rolls are getting bigger in diameter too ...

soon TP rolls will look like rally tires.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:31 AM

3. I can see how there is waste in the width

 

of tp. I never thought of it before but tp is mostly wasted. All the work is done down the center. Reducing the width by 1/2 inch won't have any effect on the functionality while reducing waste.

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Response to Rabid_Rabbit (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:44 AM

4. The width is important because

you were at least able to fold the paper and use the folded sheet without messing up you hands. Can't do that now so that means twice as many if not more sheets need to be used and little kids have a time not getting waste on their hands. We are still paying for that extra 1/2 inch. If less material is used, then reduce the price.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:39 AM

22. Really? I still don't have a problem with it.

Unless someone has poor hand/ass coordination or an unusually large dispersal pattern, I can't see how the loss of the 1/2 inch can make that much difference, even with the square is folded in half.

One could always use paper towels if coverage is an issue, I suppose...

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Response to Orrex (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:48 AM

28. "poor hand/ass coordination"

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Response to demwing (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:53 AM

32. And btw, a 1/2 inch loss, folded in half

means 1/4 difference in area.

If that's all it takes to get your pinky stinky, you may be doing it wrong.

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Response to demwing (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:16 PM

55. A friend broke his arm once

in conversation I said it must be the shits having your right arm broken. His reply was, the next time you take a shit try using your left hand to wipe your ass.
I tried, he has a point, I had 'waste' all over my ass by the time I was done

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Response to madokie (Reply #55)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:36 AM

65. Well, that's not really an argument in favor of wider rolls



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Response to Orrex (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:20 AM

64. Didn't work well for Sherly Crow either.

I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don't want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.
http://voices.yahoo.com/sheryl-crow-says-one-square-toilet-paper-only-313782.html

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Response to Orrex (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:22 PM

67. Paper towels have a different texture and might clog the pipes. nt

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:45 PM

46. Does the GD SOP specifically exclude discussing how much toilet paper one needs?

I sure hope so!

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:16 PM

52. I know this might be off topic, at least I hope it's funny..........

A while back, when a supermarket closed, I found one hell of a deal on TP. I bought in. Big time.
Lots of it. Looked like a good idea at the time.
For about a year, guests, 'clients', the world in general were *itching me out making jokes about what kind of airport/buss station I was running here.
So what else do you do with that 'stuff'.
Guess it's the thickness not the width that matters.
Not a mistake I will make again.

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Response to Rabid_Rabbit (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:52 AM

5. Um, width matters to me

as the other poster said, I have to use more squares now to fold to the same width the roll was all by itself before. It's a waste and you ARE paying for it.

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Response to Rabid_Rabbit (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:56 AM

7. Except that

it's not the first they've reduced the width of the roll. Recently.

And it's a conspiracy. First time they did it a few years ago, ALL the companies did it at the same time.

The supermarkets kept stacking the new 4 roll packages in the same shelf space as before, leaving a huge gap at the top where the same number of packets used to fit, but now a space where a whole extra single roll would fit. Before long the supermarkets had adjusted their shelves downward so the missing inches weren't so apparent.

And don't look now, but all those 16 oz dish liquid bottles that replaced the 24 oz bottles just a few years ago have suddenly all been replaced on the shelves with 14 oz bottles.

What a racket.

Wat

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Response to Rabid_Rabbit (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:51 PM

42. Which would be fine if they were planning on increasing the number of sheets per roll, giving the

consumer the same equivalent amount of TP. But they won't. We'll just pay the same for less TP.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:55 AM

6. they will probably buy a congressman to make a law

that 10oz is to be considered a pound for goods sold to the public. WHile a pound of your blood has still gotta weigh 16 oz.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:19 AM

14. I thought the new pound was 12oz.

Sure seems it these days with the new "pound of coffee" I see on every shelf.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:24 AM

15. lol Actually you are correct.

I should have remembered but I've noticed it's 12oz now too. They didn't want us to notice like we would have if they had made it less.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:45 AM

25. Used to be 13.5 oz, too! This is the 2nd "step down" for coffee cans.

European food has been this way for decades--we're just catching up with the whole "pay more and get less" paradigm...

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:30 AM

18. The new "half gallon" for ice cream is 1.5 quarts.

Down from 1.75 quarts. It hasn't been 2 quarts for years.
I don't know what this has to do with the size of TP rolls but it might somehow.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:31 AM

19. Think of it this way -

They may be discussing the ever shrinking roll of TP, but at least they give a shit!


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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:50 AM

30. that bothers me


I'm an ice cream lover. We were still able to buy 1/2 gallons of ice cream up until recently where I live but the local creamery went bust (that and fraud fraud fraud).

Anyway, I noted when I went to buy some the other day the size was sooooo small! That 1-1/2 quarts for $5.00 was a total rip-off!



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #30)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:57 AM

33. Yeah well, "Penny Candy" used to be a nickel also. Now it is a quarter.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #30)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:39 PM

45. Blue Bell ice cream is still 1/2 gallon.

but....all but one flavor is filled with HFCS, so I no longer buy it.

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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:09 AM

66. I've gone to making my own ice cream.

The newer ice cream makers are very easy to use (and to clean up). I received my ice cream maker as a gift, but I've seen similar models at thrift shops and yard sales for ten or fifteen bucks. Only four ingredients to make basic vanilla - milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla extract.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:53 PM

47. Blue Bell ice cream is still 1/2 gallon, but price is higher. N/T

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:28 PM

39. Hmm, my coffee packages are always 11 oz. It's been that way for a long time, IIRC.

I also noticed an obviously downsized package of a vegetable we both love. Same price, tho...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #39)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:03 PM

43. I saw 12 oz on one bag, 11 on the other - interesting.

Those decafs are the only I buy at stores. I buy my regular coffee from equal exchange. http://www.equalexchange.coop/

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 10:56 AM

8. I do not use TP...

Only baby wipes, that's rough that they made the new rolls more narrow, have you noticed it on a specific brand?

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:45 AM

24. No good can come of a post title like that......

Just sayin'

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:16 PM

37. Right?

It's a fine line we walk.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:06 PM

44. I was hoping you were going to say you switched to a bidet

I've been agitating to get a bidet, and wanted to ask some questions of someone who actually has one.

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Response to Patiod (Reply #44)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:36 PM

60. Haha no but if I did I highly recommend this model...

I had what I would call... "the pleasure?" of using one once. Pretty cool.

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Response to Agschmid (Reply #60)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:41 PM

61. I want.

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #61)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:45 PM

63. This is another good model...

Although in more ways than one this video makes me want to hurl... yet I cannot stop.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:02 AM

9. So glad the increases in the cost of living is reflected in our wages and entitlement

benefits. At least these rip offs won't hurt us as badly.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:57 AM

35. May be time to invest in a bidet - I see a few for less than $30.

Saw big cases of TP that run about $30. May actually be more economical in the long run plus you can get cleaner faster and with less paper perhaps.

Hmmmm....nice was to say FU to the Koch Bros.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:05 AM

10. At least the rolls fit loosely on the rollers now.

It used to be a struggle to get new rolls to fit, and they didn't roll smoothly. Now that the rolls are smaller and the cardboard tubes are wider, everything rolls very smoothly. And quickly.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:47 AM

27. Yes, but why would you want 2 yards of toilet paper?

And It's not as if you can put it back onto the roll.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:53 PM

51. The smaller rolls slip out of the commercial holders

here at work. They work on a springy clamp system.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:06 AM

11. Damn!

Cuz, My ass aint getting any smaller.

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Response to Vanje (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:40 AM

23. LOL!

I know what you mean.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:19 AM

13. No shit!!!!!

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:25 AM

16. I'm waiting for you to post your toilet paper solution photo here.

I'm sure it will roll better.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:36 AM

20. Over? Under? Neither.

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:36 AM

21. That be the one

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:26 AM

17. With butts getting wider that could be a problem.....

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:21 PM

56. But wider butt does not a wider orifice make.



Let's think about this for a second........no, probably better if we don't!


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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:47 AM

26. The Ventures Musical Prophecy is FulFilled: Wipe out

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:49 AM

29. I bought Girl Scout cookies this week

and those boxes have gotten really tiny. I had to buy 3 boxes of Thin Mints to get my fill.

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:56 PM

48. We can understand why you had to buy them, believe me...




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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 04:09 PM

54. Keebler Grasshopper cookies...

look & taste just like Thin Mints. Indulge any time!

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Response to Ino (Reply #54)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:54 PM

59. And the Coconut Dreams are just like Samoas.

Yum!

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:51 AM

31. Everytime I go to the store I am thinking about what is on sale

Every purhase is a hunt now. I go to Costco. You definitely still get a decent amount of food per package at Costco. I also clip coupons now and am always looking for store sales. It is much tougher to buy groceries these day.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:57 AM

34. They're putting wood in our food too.





...What do they do with all the cellulose wood pulp? They hide it behind a bullshit name and make you eat it, that's what.

And everybody's doing it. Aunt Jemima's pancake syrup? Cellulose. Pillsbury Pastry Puffs? Cellulose. Kraft Bagel-Fuls? Fast-food cheese? Sara Lee's breakfast bowls? Cellulose, cellulose, goddamn cellulose.

It turns out that cellulose can provide texture to processed foods, so food companies have taken to happily using it as a replacement for such unnecessary and inconveniently expensive ingredients as flour and oil. As the 30 percent cheaper cellulose is edible and non-poisonous, the FDA has no interest for restricting its use -- or, for that matter, the maximum amount of it that food companies can use in a product. It is pretty much everywhere, and even organic foods are no salvation -- after all, cellulose used to be wood and can therefore be called organic, at least to an extent.

But the worst thing about cellulose is not that it's everywhere. The worst thing is that it is not food at all. Cellulose is, unlike the actual, normal food items you think you're paying for, completely indigestible by human beings, and it has no nutritional value to speak of. If a product contains enough of it, you can literally get more nutrients from licking the sweet, sweet fingerprints off its wrapper... read more

http://www.cracked.com/article_19433_the-6-most-horrifying-lies-food-industry-feeding-you.html

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:00 PM

36. I don't know how they can get away with collusion.

We noticed this change about a year ago because the rolls wouldn't stay in our holder and we had to replace the holder. I guess the Koch brothers just called up their buddies at the other TP companies and decided to screw us over.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:16 PM

38. The new toilet paper makes my ass look big

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Response to ashling (Reply #38)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:49 PM

41. Lots of laughs, ashling. !!!



TYY

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:41 PM

40. More of this from the mouse print blog:

http://www.mouseprint.org/2010/09/13/scott-toilet-paper-here-we-shrink-again/

http://www.mouseprint.org/2012/04/09/scotts-tube-free-toilet-paper-trick/

This seems to be a major issue for folders not scrunchers. The latter just keep unrolling until the bunch is the usual size.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:11 PM

49. Can't spare a square



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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:38 PM

50. I obviously have inferior powers of perception

because I never noticed the changes leading to toilet paper-gate.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:25 PM

53. its rampant


air delights? no, just less chocolate

I also noticed it with antifreeze! there is a "premixed" jug of antifreeze right next to the regular stuff for the same price!

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:46 PM

57. I don't know nothin bout the size, butt.....

Last time I did the TP shopping, I bought whatever was cheapest per square foot. This, apparently, was unacceptable to my girlfriend and her mother. I told them I had no idea they had such sensitive anuses. (The look on their faces was priceless!)

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:41 PM

58. Sneaking reduced weight in food packages is probably of more importance to most.

I pointed out the toilet roll issue somewhere or other as an example of gouging back in DU2.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:45 PM

62. k&r

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