Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Christmas Toilet Paper Trouble

Ananova (UK) reported yesterday about trouble over toilet paper in Poland.

Polish consumers are organising a petition demanding Christmas loo roll be banned.

The festive toilet paper on sale in Lublin by pharmacy chain Rossman has been branded "repulsive and base".

It features pictures of reindeers and stars and little messages in English saying "Merry Christmas".

"You use Christmas cards for sending greetings and you use toilet-roll for your backside," said Lublin shopper Mieczyslaw Kasper, 51, after signing the petition.

Kasper is exactly right. Loo roll is for a person's backside, and using Christmas greetings on your backside is, well, repulsive and base. But that hasn't stopped businesses from selling repulsive, base goods to the kind of people who like that sort of thing. So I'm not really sure I want the Polish petition drive to succeed.

Still, it's nice to see Christmastime anger being handled so peacefully. It's much better to circulate a petition than to shoot your neighbors because their dog wrecked some of your Christmas decorations.


Malott said...


I think you're being a little insensitive. A loo roll Christmas may be all the Christmas some people get.

SkyePuppy said...


Yes, you've got me pegged. Insensitivity is my middle name...