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,
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.
Big Fashionista x x x