Here is something I recently got...almost unbelievable...just read on...
"Spotted on BoingBoing is this special toilet paper just for kids. It's
printed with a puppy paw path that spans five sheets (and then begins
again). It's portion control for toilet paper, presumably there is a need to
have kids learn how much to use? I'm a bit confused as to the actual need,
and how this solves it. Wouldn't the amount needed depend on what is being
wiped? And who is being wiped?
I'd guess you'd want to teach kids to wipe until they are done - to pay
attention to the bodily and other cues (visual?) to ensure that the hygience
need has been handled. Making it such an inflexible system doesn't teach
And if you use a different amount than five sheets, ever, then the system
breaks until you sync up back to sheet zero with the happy puppy. A training
system that is intolerant of (highly likely) user error is not a good
You must always use five and only five sheets. Regardless of what's going on
with your po-po! Cottonelle has forgotten that they work for us, not the
other way around.
And their site includes this lovely FAQ (which is such as misnomer, since
these are not likely to be frequently-asked-questions, but rather info they
wish to convey) that suggests some product problems besides the obvious
Why is my toilet paper printed on the inside? How do I fix this?
The good news is that this is an easy fix the toilet paper isn¹t actually
printed on the inside. What¹s happened is that the two plies have become
separated, and the inside ply is wrapped around the outside of your roll
(you¹ll probably also notice that the perforations on the two plies don¹t
line up). To fix, first make sure your toilet paper is positioned so that it
unrolls from the spindle with the sheets coming over the top. Next, steady
the roll so it does not move in the spindle. Take the top ply (make sure you
are only handling one ply) and unwrap it behind the roll. The print should
now appear on the outside, as intended, and the bottom ply should now be
longer that the top ply. Tear off the excess bottom plies (approximately 3)
and you are ready to go.
and When I tear the toilet paper, the perforations on the two plies do not
line up? How do I fix this? which offers the identical answer.
Now we're taking on toilet paper maintenance tasks? Who the hell wants to
fix their toilet paper? This is way too much work and this company hasn't a
clue about addressing real people's needs. "