They bought their toilet paper at Costco, where cases of jumbo-sized three-ply extra-soft rolls were cheap. Their bathroom, built (along with the rest of the house) in the 1930’s, was full of arches — one over the doorway, one over the green porcelain tub, and one mini arch carved into the wall by the toilet, where a concave piece of lath and plaster was perfectly formed for rolls of toilet paper to sit tucked into the wall so that the toilet paper’s profile just broke the vertical plane. But it had all been built before Costco, before jumbo-sized three-ply extra-soft rolls, and though a jumbo-sized three-ply extra-soft roll could be crammed to fit its custom niche in the bathroom wall, it always took a few days before it was small enough to start spinning smoothly.

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s