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Charmin? I think not!!
Charmin Toilet Tissue
Member Name: scattyredhead
Charmin Toilet Tissue
Date: 26/06/01, updated on 26/06/01 (472 review reads)
Advantages: Soft and thick
Disadvantages: Doesn't flush away all that well
Charmin!! Well that’s what I thought when the man who was unblocking my drains for the umpteenth time asked me what I was putting down there that was making them block with such alarming regularity! What did he think I was flushing down my loo?
But then when I realised what he had just done, a job I could not do for a thousand quid a week..well maybe I could if I managed to lose my sense of smell first! I told him, and that’s where this story begins….
Got a stinking cold? Reach for the Charmin
Make-up to remove? Reach for the Charmin
Been to the little girls room and need to..well you know what?
Reach for the Charmin.
No No No, at least not if you have an antiquated sewerage system, as we do…sigh!
We had always had the odd spot of bother with our drains, living in an older property. We quite often had to call out the guys in the fluorescent van. But a couple of years ago we were getting to know, ‘Rod’ and his mates almost intimately!
Bet the neighbours thought I was having a ‘dirty week’..groan, sorry couldn’t resist that one!You could just imagine them, couldn't you, peering out from behind their curtains! Until the smell wafted across and then they would be sharpish away from them I bet!
So, after the third time of calling ‘Rod’ out in as little as 3 months we were once again to be found in the back garden, pegs on noses, with industrial strength bleach at the ready, Domestos at dawn! Rod had almost finished the rotten job when he came up with the question about what we were putting down there.
Ah! Now I realised that he meant what kind of toilet tissue were we using! I uttered the C word and his eyes lit up! “Yeah well that where your problem is missus”, he said. “Huh?” what did he mean? He explained that the reason we were having more blockages than usual was because we had recently started using t
his Charmin loo roll.
Evidently this stuff, being so thick and soft doesn’t gel with old sewer systems very well! Guess what was sitting in my bathroom cupboard? Yes a new 9-roll pack! It does bio-degrade, as far as I know but our old sewer system has narrower and less hi-tech(can they be?) pipes.
So we stopped using this product and went back to the reliable, but not quite so luxurious (I am a gal who likes her comforts, for wherever they may be needed for!) Andrex. We have had no problems at all since then, and we are using the quilted stuff a lot of the time now. And we haven’t needed to call out Rod at all since then. I kinda miss him, in a perverse way!
So it appears that Charmin may be suitable for cute furry bears bottoms, but what I would like to know is what they are doing with it when they have finished their ablutions! DooYoo know??