Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Kleenex box follies

On the average, how many boxes of kleenex (tissue) do you have in your house?

1, 2, 3?

I grew up in a home that had one box of tissues in just about every room in the house.
Each bedroom had one.
Each bathroom had one.
Kitchen, one.
Living room, one.
Dining room, ditto.
Hallway, you got it, just the one.

So, now that I'm a grown-up with my own mortgaged dwelling, I'm following suit with my childhood hovel habits in trying to populate it with multiple boxes of tissue as well.

Much to the chagrin and constant ribbing of my spouse.

She thinks it's a California-thing, as she's only witnessed this one-box-per-room phenomenon in friends and family dwellings back there.

Out here in Okie-land, it appears not to be the norm.

Darn inconvenient when you want to blow your nose in the living room, but have to migrate to a central tissue-bearing point in the house for a good hooter-honking.

2 comments:

Ed said...

Here in Arizona it is (s)not uncommon either to have a box of Kleenex in every room. In our bathroom we have two, one for Jill's vanity and one for mine. So no, you're not crazy. Live big, Kimberly-Clark will thank you for it.

kmo said...

Back east in NC, this branch of the sprawl (I almost said clan, but that can be dicey in these parts) keeps one box per room, and at least one box per vehicle. Little noses will run ...