Thursday, May 22, 2008

NTPAD (NitPad)

Today is National Toilet Paper Appreciation Day (NTPAD), bet you didn’t know that. That could be due to the fact that I just made it up. The other day I was in the ladies room and was admiring the perforated edges of the toilet paper and thought, “how cool is that?” Then I got to thinking, kind of like when I found my deep rooted fondness for paper clips. Where did toilet paper originate from, obviously it’s always been a need of man’s, a more desperate need than paper clips and other office supplies, this is more a necessity, one that man had to begin immediately to postulate the best possible…design.
I personally am grateful for toilet paper, especially after reading some of the things that were used in lieu of it, things such as newsprint, discarded sheep’s wool, corn cobs, coconut shells, and in some places a sponge soaked in salt water on the end of a stick, and that could be found in the public restrooms in Ancient Rome, sadly though I’m more surprised by the fact that Ancient Rome had public bathrooms. However, even with an obvious need for something better the first toilet paper was not invented until 1391 in China. That’s a shame considering that the average person uses 57 sheets of toilet paper a day and 20,805 sheets of it per year, I wonder how that translate into coconut shells and corn cobs.
If you haven’t guessed it, I’m at work, with nothing to do. My boss has some stuff to give me, but for the moment her door is closed. So I’m just listening to my iPod and appreciating toilet paper

1 comment:

Sarah said...

ha ha ha ha I love you D. I am still cracking up. lol


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