Wednesday, April 13, 2011

keep my place in the arcane

But sometimes I don't understand in addition to not caring. For instance:

a) which way the toilet paper roll hangs
- I really don't give a rat's ass; the only thing that matter is the presence of the toilet paper.

b) Extreme Couponing
- I felt slightly ill watching this. I don't care how little you paid, nobody needs to buy 150 chocolate bars or 35 bottles of Malox in one shopping trip. I do however appreciate the endlessly self-fulfilling loop that occurs by scheduling this show next to Hoarders.

Everything else I either understand and don't care, understand and care, or care but don't understand.

Honk if you don't care.


Allison said...

The Boy and I have the coupon debate all the time. I get agitated when he drags me to Costco.

Him: Look its a massive jar of pickles for only $5!

Me: But I can't lift the jar, so it's not really that helpful, despite the cost.

Him: But it's only $5!! And you love pickles!

Me: But I can't eat 1000 of them before they'd expire.

You can see where this is going.... ;)

Anonymous said...

This is getting confusing.

Wandering Coyote said...

Yeah, I watched an episode of Extreme Couponing the other day and was just...weirded out. This is organized hoarding, basically. These people are bizarre! Look, I'm broke and cheap and all that, but still, I'm not stocking up just for the principle of it all.

On the other hand...we seem to have different coupon systems up here. I love a good coupon, but I rarely find one I'd use. They are obviously more coupon-crazy in the States.

Karen said...

Barb there is a right way way (over the top) and a wrong way (from the bottom...shudder) to hang toilet paper. The fate of the free world depends upon it.

umbrellalady said...

Ah - the toilet paper debate continues its saga...I remember it being a big deal in my friend's house when I was growing up and an article or two or three in Ann Landers...and that was a mighty long time ago! They had it settled for a bit when toilet paper with "pretty" patterns came out but I guess it got lost after the fad

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Ah yes, Costco, the granddaddy of pointless overbuying and circular arguments. I will never again set foot in that place, Al, since inexplicably buying my version of a giant jar of pickles - that 5 lb bag of broccoli florets.

Then my work here is done, Mr Anchovy.

Organized hoarding is exactly what it is, WC, good point, and it's not like they are even all Mormons or something and are required to have a year's supply of yogurt in the house.
We do have a different coupon system, I think in the US they have double coupon days and such.

Haha, Karen, sorry I just don't get it. The free world will just have to suck it up.

I have no idea why this continues to be an issue, Kathy, but evidently it is. I guess I am not helping by bringing the issue up, am I?

BeckEye said...

The only thing weirder than a person who hangs their toilet paper so that it rolls UNDER is a person who doesn't have a preference.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Spoken like a person who has never been trapped inside a stall without any tp, Beckeye. Because you wouldn't care which way it hung then.

Dale said...


Dale said...

Wait, I'd like to retract that honk. Sometimes I care. Just not right now because I have toilet paper enough to wrap your house in.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

If I get up in the morning to find the house wrapped in toilet paper, I'm coming after you, Dale and leaving cat poo in your shoes.