Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Toilet Paper Roll

When a toilet paper roll is yet to be unfurled, its direction is unknown. Like cellophane tape, you see the edge, the line, but you don't know its direction. Clockwise, counter-clockwise, it's a mystery. Until you pick at it and then suddenly, you know, and the toilet paper knows, its direction.

I had put in a new toilet paper roll yesterday. As I sat on the toilet, I started picking at the end of the roll and found that it rolled backwards. Now I have an existential dilemma: do I take out the roll and re-install it the correct way, or just just wait for the roll to run out in a couple of weeks?

I left the toilet roll as it is. There are about 250 sheets in a roll. I already used about 14 sheets.

Does what I do tell me more about who I am as a person, a human being? Does it speak about my personal habits? Does it illuminate the frequency in which I take a dump?

Why do I think these thoughts when I am sitting on the toilet?

4 comments:

Penny said...

You are not alone in your thoughts. I have random moments myself. Like, does it really matter what perfume I put on? Smell leads to memories. Do I want others to have awful memories because I bought the wrong scent? As odd as these thoughts are it is what makes us unique and creative in our own way. Many others may agree that it is those with no thoughts who lack any distinguishing features.

To help with you dilemma about the toilet paper. Next time you put the roll on the holder just tear the toilet paper. That way you can place it how you want.

Polly said...

"Smell leads to memories"? Does that mean every time he smells shit he'll have an existential dilemma?

Lazy Silly Girl

Stoned Bug said...

F**k Neha Varma spamming b**ch....

It tells more and more about how u are fed up dude....

Nadine Lumley said...

You have bigger issues if it takes you that long to go through a roll.