Thursday, February 16, 2006

Snow Day!!!!!

Since I am from Florida, I never really got to enjoy anything like a snow day. We did have a Hurricane Day once but it ended up just being like any other day since we didn't get hit. Since I've been in the Great White North, it has snowed some days but never enough to declare an actual snow day. Well today that all changed!

I guess we are supposed to get something like 10 inches of snow before it's all said and done. I'm also excited because wifey gets the day off work. I have already gone outside and done the snow angel thing and the snowball thing with some of the neighborhood kids. However, my excitement is a little tempered since I know at the end of all this joy, this Rican is going to have to shovel his long ass driveway and the sidewalks. Man what a buzzkill.

Sidebar: While playing in the snow this morning it was actually icing (or sleet I guess). While it came down I actually heard thunder. It totally shocked me. I didn't realize it could snow/ice and thunder at the same time. Then I realized how dumb I was because snow is just like rain only it's cold so if it can thunder while it rains I'm sure it can thunder while it snows.

Sidebar II: Someone asked what happened to the toilet paper that I rolled out. Well I rolled it back up so we could use it. I'm not sure if anyone has tried this but when you try to roll TP back up it never goes back smoothly, so not only did wifey prove me right, I messed up the TP so bad that it didn't fit on the roll so it's sitting on the bathroom counter like at the gas stations.

Monday, February 13, 2006

The Toilet Roll Query

I know I know it's been a while and for that I apologize. Being that I have a little one now, you'll have to forgive my transgressions. Anyways I was walking in the aisles of Target yesterday with wifey when we came up to the toilet paper aisle. She went to get the double roll (you know the one, it says 12 big rolls equals the same as 24 regular rolls). I gasped. I asked her what the hell she was doing grabbing the one that said 12 and not 24. She carefully schooled me in the fact that it's the same amount of TP it's just that the rolls are double the size.

Calmly, I shook my head. "No, no my dear," I said. I told her that it was a conspiracy by the toilet roll companies to have you buy that size (they are the same price) but in actuality rip you off some toilet paper. She looked at me (probably the same way you all are looking at the screen now) like I was crazy and told me we were getting the double roll. Reluctantly, I agreed. But in all honesty, my query is not that far fetched because how many people do you think are going to roll out a double roll and 2 rolls of the regular stuff to ensure that you aren't getting ripped off? Charmin could be robbing you of toilet paper right now and no one would know.

Being the inquisitive young man that I am, I decided to try it out for myself to prove to wifey that I was right. I rolled 2 ordinary rolls out and 1 double roll and lo and behold guess what happened? The double roll was more than the 2 single rolls put together. Wifey then had a smirk on her face that said I told you so. HA! I told her, I had just gotten to conspiracy wrong. It seems that Charmin is ripping off you poor souls who thought the way that I thought.
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