Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Hard, weak and very very short. Tracing Paper Toilet Roll


Today, we are talking bog roll, (Nope, I still can't understand why a brand doesn't just snap me up as an ambassador, either) 

Now when I say bog roll, I do not mean the nice, almost fluffy stuff that you use now. I'm talking about, 

Duh 

Duh 

Duh

School bog roll.  




Now I went to school in the 80's, (No, YOU shut up) and I spent the whole time that I went to school training my bowels to go either before school or after school. NEVER, EVER in school and the reason was the greaseproof paper on a roll that they tried to pass off as toilet roll. 

Urgh, Oh the memories of that hideous stuff. Tell me that my school was not the only one to use it? We also used to use it as tracing paper, and it made a great envelope or paper to write on. 

What it DID NOT MAKE, was good toilet roll. AT ALL. 

One girl I went to school with, if caught short used to take off her knickers and wipe her bum with them rather than use the dreaded tracing paper toilet roll. 

Oh and then to add insult to injury, my primary school used to use the toilet roll holders that meant you could only rip off one square at a time. That just felt as if they were MOCKING us. 

PLUS, I bet the TEACHERS never had to use that stuff, although that may explain why some of the teachers were so grouchy all the time, (couldn't have been me, I was an angel) 


They've stopped using this stuff now, haven't they? They must have done. Does anyone know when this stuff stopped being used in schools? Who were the pioneers? Who were the first generation to be able to poop in school without fear of smearing it everywhere but on the actual sheet of paper. 

AND WHO THOUGHT THIS CRAP WAS A GOOD IDEA IN THE FIRST PLACE?

(I have so many questions) 


Ok, when did YOU go to school, and did you have to use Tracing Paper toilet roll?

Let me know. 

I need to know. 


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9 comments

  1. My school had an issue with kids wasting tracing toilet paper (apparently boxes of it would be found on the floors of the loos). To deal with this, every time you needed to go, you had to ask the teacher for toilet paper... she would then hand you one solitaire sheet. Fortunately I never had to resort to such desperate measures. Kids these days don't know how lucky they are.

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  2. My school had an issue with kids wasting tracing toilet paper (apparently boxes of it would be found on the floors of the loos). To deal with this, every time you needed to go, you had to ask the teacher for toilet paper... she would then hand you one solitaire sheet. Fortunately I never had to resort to such desperate measures. Kids these days don't know how lucky they are.

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  3. I don't think it's all that long since that horrible paper ceased production. I have a friend who, until a few years ago, used it IN HER HOME. She didn't get many visitors.

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  4. It is pure hell ~ reminds me of the posh wax pear they use it food except that is thicker .

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  5. OMG, lol, I had forgot about that horrible stuff. As much as I hate using them, it wasn't so many years ago public toilets we using the horrible stuff as well.

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  6. It was called IZAL, yes, I remember it and hate the memory of it, YET there are people selling their stockpiled supplies of it on Ebay!

    You can find anything on the internet these days. AND you can also find people who will search for and purchase what can only be described as sado/masochistic toilet paper - in fact, I'm sure there must be a fetish involving...*shudder*...maybe it's best NOT think about what could be involved...

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  7. Wow! What a blast from the past.....I forgot about all that horrid bog roll. They still had it in the mid nineties when I was at secondary school! lol

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  8. it was like shiny at my school, well one side was and it kind of slid when you wiped your arse which is all kinds of wrong and creates all manner of awkward situations!!

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  9. I went to school in the noughties and we still had it! I think our school got rid in 2002 maybe? I genuinely believe it's the reason I won't go in public toilets unless it's an absolute emergency

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