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March 28, 2007

IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME

The South Africa Tissue Manufacturer Association takes a stand.

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"...to let consumers know that the toilet paper they are buying is legitimate."

Illegitimate toilet paper? *snork*

how legit is it? does it have street cred?

Only 250 sheet on a roll??!!?? That works out to...
carry the 7...
times 3...
...
ONE wipe for my wife.

I'm sure they'll get to the bottom of it.

One ply? Talk about problems.

"Give me two ply, or give me a rash and stinky fingers."

Glad they didn't let this one slip thru the cracks....

consumers can’t afford to make a mistake... it’s up to us to give them the tools they need
That just doesn't sound right.
consumers can’t afford to make a mistake... it’s up to us to give them the tools they need
That just doesn't sound right.

Gonna be one of those days ain't it?

Guess there's no chances for leafs anymore ...

I, for one, am proud to see that SATFA is working hard to remove illegal TP from the SA market. Otherwise they'd have to pay attention to those that don't have access to clean drinking water.

Ok this is now my new goal in life - to be a member of the toilet paper police.
You - up against the wall and spread um... and dont give me any of your cr@p. Your roll of TP only has 469 squares. We're going to wipe the floor with you.

About time they get those Bas__rds selling "Puffed Up" rolls....

"Short Sheet Tissue" sounds like a summer camp prank


acutally "Farah Hukamdad and the Short Sheet Tissues" sounds good for something

Why... why...I just don't... WHY?

And who is the poor schlub that gets saddled with the chore of counting sheets of one-ply as it goes on the roll for 15¢ per hour?

I think I found a platform for Dave to run for President.. TP Reform

I will make TPS (Toilet paper sheets) Reports

Well there's floodin' down in Jo'burg
All of the telephone lines are awry
Well there's floodin' down in Jo'burg
All of the telephone lines are awry
And I've been tryin' to call my baby
Lord and I can't get a single ply

Well short rolls are unrollin'
Man I'm standin' out in the rain
Well short rolls are unrollin'
Man I'm standin' out in the rain
Yeah cheap rolls are unrollin'
Man it's about to drive poor me insane

Well I'm leavin' you baby
Lord and I'm goin' back home to stay
Well I'm leavin' you baby
Lord and I'm goin' back home to stay
Well back home is good Charmin and no short rolls
Baby and the sun shines every day

We have to maintain our standards you know. Anyway I do own a DVD player and I only buy 2 or 3 ply so I wouldn't know about about being short issued.

i'm not sure if this qualifies as taking a stand... more a squat, seems to me.

It's a much better waste of money than declaring a State soil.

Good morning people! have you hugged your TP today??

I, for one, am glad we live in a country where illegitimate toilet paper is not a problem.

Mr. Whipple has been caught squeezing the tissue and shortsheeting consumers.

Off with his head!

reminds me of that commercial where the bear is squatting in the woods...and momma bear gives him/her less TP as you dont need much with that brand

I'm thinkin' that any criminal mastermind who is smart enough to make "illegitimate toilet paper" is smart enough to copy the little red logo.

And a roll has to be 110 millimeters long? That's about 4 inches. 500 sheets in 4 inches? Those are some small friggin' sheets.

Who uses just one sheet of TP?? 110 millimeters? .... I need more coffee.

But Mot, why is this such a big deal? Why are there all of these rules about toilet paper?

I think the bigger issue is that

"...not many people know that the law states that every roll of one ply tissue must have 500 sheets.

I'm insatiably curious as to why they needed this law in the first place.....

Jemmy, for the same reason that we have regulations here in the States regarding the size of the holes in Swiss cheese.

Mot, for God's sake don't suggest that, or the Oregon legislature and the SA gov't will start swapping ideas, and we'll have a mandatory depiction of the official soil on our TP rolls... which would be a big ol' pile of crap.

Excuse the pun, but this law is designed to protect semi-literate people from being ripped off.

CH - you always know how to jump start my morning with a *snork*. :)

*thinks "ripping one off" is really more of mud's department*

*makes mental note not to shake hands with pretorians*

Morning, all! Good song, Hammie!

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’
Tissue’s puffed and swollen
Keep that TP rollin’
One ply
Put those sheets together
We don’t care whether
With the SA laws we’ve complied
There may be some missing
This tissue’ll have you hissing
As it takes the skin off of your hide

Move ‘em on (roll ‘em up)
Move ‘em on (roll ‘em up)
Move ‘em on (roll ‘em up)
One ply
Cut ‘em short (rip ‘em off)
Rip ‘em off (cut ‘em short)
Cut ‘em short (rip ‘em off)
One ply

**SNORKIN' LOUDLY** at Ducky. You are sooooo good at this.

I wish that I were making up my comment about Swiss cheese holes, but there it is.

Thanks, ddiva! CH, pity the poor sap whose job it is to measure the swiss cheese holes!

I still think it would be worse to count the squares of TP.

CH-- I actually banged my head on my desk when I read the Swiss Cheese thing.

I think Dave wrote about the swiss cheese thing once. Also, there was the fight to call prunes (which are dried plums) dried plums. The govt didn't like the idea.

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