I made the mistake of buying some Charmin Basic. It cost a little less but still displayed the Charmin name. I assumed Charmin would assure a quality toilet tissue no matter the cost.

I just threw away the remaining 14 rolls.

The experience reminds of a great story from a friend of mine. His family shared my family’s love for quality toilet tissue. On vacation as a child, his family stayed with a friend of his mothers.

After a couple of days at the friend’s house he reported to his mother that his “butt hurt.” His mother immediately inquired to the brand of toilet tissue used in the house. Upon learning of its inferior quality she told her friend:

If you can’t afford good toilet paper, you can’t afford to shit.

I thought those words should be immortalized on the Web.