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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:53 AM
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Hi Tech Toilet Paper Dispenser Only Gives You 5 Squares - Should Be Enough Right?
RIGHT?

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This may be the last straw for people who think technology has eliminated every last bit of personal privacy: A toilet-paper dispenser that limits the issue of tissues.

A year in the works, the electronic dispenser is being rolled out to the masses by Kimberly-Clark Corp. as it seeks to capture more of the $1 billion away-from-home toilet paper market. The company believes most people will be satisfied with just five sheets and use 20 percent less toilet paper in the process.

"Most people will take the amount given," says Richard Thorne, director of the company's washroom business. Waxing philosophical, he adds, "People generally in life will take what you give them."

Kimberly-Clark turned to focus groups and years of internal research to determine just how much is right.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19731640/
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:04 AM
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1. You'd think so, but no.
Especially if you have the runs.
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:11 AM
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2. Can you get multiple fives?
I had a girlfriend that would roll up a half-roll on her hand for a piss.

Five total sheets is insane. However many sets of five you need sounds fine. My High School did this ten years ago.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:11 AM
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3. Uh, maybe if you're a toddler. A really SMALL toddler.
Even if you fold it 5 times . . . let's just say the chances of you having a clean hand afterwards are pretty shitty.

:D
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:13 AM
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4. What about strippers?
How are they going to get "stripper clean" ifyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo ;-)
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:41 AM
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5. Still beats that public toilet in Prague...
where I bought ONE piece for a penny from an old woman standing at the door.



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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:12 AM
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12. wow
long time no see!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:45 AM
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6. 5 squares? look at you, Mr. Rockefeller
in my house, you get 3 squares and you're thankful for them! they're 2-ply, dammit, it's like getting 6 squares.
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Katina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:47 AM
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8. ...
:rofl:
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:50 AM
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9. That's starting to sound like that "Four Yorkshiremen" sketch
with John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Peter Cook and Marty Feldman on "At Last the 1948 Show"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsWd5QC7K5E
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 09:47 AM
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7. How did they do the research to determine how many squares?
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:04 AM
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10. depends n/t
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:11 AM
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11. The dispenser needs choices.
Press 1 for # 1...

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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:14 AM
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13. Why do they hate Amurika
:cry:
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:04 AM
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14. Locking
Bodily functions. It wasn't going to be easy to discuss this without getting too explicit, and we've failed.
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