What does a 6 pound can of hominy have in common with a 6-roll package of toilet paper?

size comparison (1)

You might recall my recent post where the can of hominy was larger than the head of my spouse?  One afternoon as I came home from a grocery run, R said “Come in here; I have something for you.”  He proceeded to hand me the tiniest package of toilet paper I have ever seen.

The hominy can is 7 inches tall, and 6 inches in diameter.  Let’s look at that comparison again:

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A roll of this tissue was 3 1/2 inches tall, and 2 3/4 inches in diameter–including the hole in the center of the roll…meaning the whole package of six rolls fits inside the can.  You may be saying to yourself right now “Wow, where could I get some tiny rolls of toilet tissue!  I have dreamt of using a roll that will fit in the palm of my hand instead of those bulky old triple rolls that require a fork lift to get it onto the paper dispenser!”

World's tiniest toilet tissue

Had I already purchased my 6-pound can of hominy when I placed the order for the toilet tissue March 16 (you know, during the critical time when some folks thought it was a good idea to buy 100 cases of toilet tissue at one time), I might have looked at the woman’s head and the package of toilet tissue and said, “Hey wait a minute…that pack of paper is smaller than the woman’s head, which means it is smaller than a 6-pound can of hominy!”  Not only could I have saved myself $14.99 and a 51-day wait for delivery, but I could have peeled the paper label off the hominy can and obtained almost as much paper!

Suzassippi has sworn off buying online.  And that’s all I have to say about that (Forrest Gump, 1994).

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7 Responses to What does a 6 pound can of hominy have in common with a 6-roll package of toilet paper?

  1. peggyjoan42 says:

    Ha Ha – love the comparison. Have never seen a package of toilet paper that small. Stick to the large can of hominy – it looks like a much better deal. Love your sense of humor.


  2. janebye says:

    Oh my gosh, that is hilarious! I am literally laughing out loud. You have had some shopping fun lately, for sure. 🙂 I want you to do a little study to determine how long that tiny toilet paper lasts.

    And PS we just happened to re-watch Forrest Gump the other night when we came across it accidentally. At first I said I had no desire to watch it again and then I got sucked in. I had forgotten a lot of it.


    • Suzassippi says:

      Truth disclosure: I have a feeling that $15 six-pack will never be opened. While I wiped it down with alcohol and set it outside in the sun for a day, I think I might not ever need toilet tissue badly enough to entice me to open that package. Is that some paranoia or what? I can tell you that the 4-roll package of one-ply from Dollar General lasted less than 3 days, but since it is mainly fluffed up air inside a toilet tissue hologram package, that may be more than I had any right to expect. And as to those people who are sitting on cases of hand sanitizer and toilet paper they cannot use if they live until they are 120 and now cannot return, I leave that to Forrest as to what to say about that. 🙂


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