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Sunday, 14 April 2013
Dinner table discussion ...
At a recent family lunch our conversation turned to toilet tissue and a request to purchase a softer version. We are a family who enjoy our meals and discussions at the dinner table and believe me no topic is off limits. Being of the Izal toilet paper generation, budget toilet tissue is sheer luxury in comparison to what can only be described as tracing paper squares. The discussion brought back memories of spiders, a cold damp toilet block open to the elements, wooden horse-shoe shaped toilet seats and peeling green paint on latched doors. My husband who also experienced the same toilet accessory declared he would "prefer to run around with his winky hanging out to dry" than use it again. I promise you, Asda SmartPrice will keep us all safe from that experience.
Posted by ALoadofOldTat at 15:09
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Ha...was that the scratchy stuff like tracing paper.....we had that at my primary school!ReplyDelete
D x feeling v old now....!
Remember it wasn't very absorbent! How did they think that tracing paper would be?ReplyDelete
Asda smart price sounds like luxury compared to the the Izal experience!
Love Claire xx
At least it was not the EDP in squares hanging on a nail!ReplyDelete
Do you remember Bronco?? My Nan had that - when she progressed from newspaper squares (before my time, I assure you!) Yes I remember her cold, whitewashed outhouse - but it was kept scrupulously clean.ReplyDelete
I think a family who can discuss anything and everything across the dinner table must be in good fettle!
I remember toilets and toilet paper like that......yes you're so right - it was awfull stuff xxxReplyDelete
Oh yes- outdoor toilets that had frozen up in Winter, and ' slippy' paper- an experience not to be forgotten. J's Mum was still buying slippy paper in the 1980s.ReplyDelete
I too was thinking about this horrid stuff recently - no idea why - but wondering why anyone thought it was worth using? Totally un-absorbent, uncomfortable and stinky. Yeuk. Our dinner table discussions can wander dangerously near unsavoury topics at times but I'd have had to nip this one in the bud very quickly!ReplyDelete
Such a funny post! it brought back memories of junior school which you could well have been describing except we had individual squares in boxes, which the kids used to pinch ..... to use as tracing paper ... surprised it didn't actually block pipes it was so non absorbent.ReplyDelete
Our kids just don't know when they see luxury do they! :) xReplyDelete
Some of the best conversations happen around the dinner table - but that one is certainly more interesting than most!ReplyDelete
Who buys this stuff if it is still(apparently)available? Love the open conversation dinner table vibe xoReplyDelete
Yip,I remember that in primary school loos and it goes along with a lovely chemical smell too.ReplyDelete
Reminds me of primary school too - those little cubicles with miniature toilets...ReplyDelete
Oh yes - primary school days! We had outdoor loos to use at play time and lunch time, so as well as the crinkly, scratchy paper there were spiders, cobwebs and draughts whistling round your (knicker-clad) ankles. Happy days!ReplyDelete
Ahh that brings back memories....government toilet roll :):):) I think that is what it was called. I remember the little box of squares too. No little doggies imprinted on those sheets.:)ReplyDelete
Well, I reckon Izal, with its slightly peculiar smell, was definitely better than newspaper, cut into squares and hung on a nail. Posh even. And I seem to remember it was pretty effective as tracing paper too.ReplyDelete
Quilted paper is my 80 year old mum's only extravagance. Not surprising really.
Yes I remember that vile stuff as well.ReplyDelete
Your husband's comment made me laugh out loud!
Ooh I just thought it sounded like my infant school days, I was petrified of the spiders lurking too, in fact thats probably where my arachnophobia started.Does anyone actually still use the horrible hard shiny toilet paper anymore? Why on earth would you?!!ReplyDelete
Oh what were they thinking of when they invented Izal - certainly not comfort and definitely not absorbency. Thanks for the memory! Jane xReplyDelete
ha! Ha ! great post ........I remember that T paper too horrible stuff...bit like sand papaer although it was shiny. Yesss brilliant tracing paper!!! It brings back to mind cold damp public toilets where often than not there was no T paper at all....thanks for these funny recollections:-)ReplyDelete
Many thanks for popping into my blog and your comments but sorry about not sending you over an ensaimada but Health regulations wouldn't allow it as it would go off en route LOL!
Oh my, you have just transported me back to the days of my primary school having an outside (cold, stinky, scary) toilet and Izal paper. I've just shuddered!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!
Ha ha! Until the day she died my grandmother had Izal in her toilet. There was soft stuff too, your choice, unless of course the soft stuff ran out. Never could understand it.ReplyDelete
Ha ha indeed - I too am of the tracing paper/toilet paper generation where the paper just 'slid' rather than absorbed....let us hold onto that thought...ReplyDelete