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to not understand boxes of tissues

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moogstera1 Fri 05-Oct-12 17:03:56

Always make me feel a little queasy when I see them taking pride of place on coffee tables.
If you need to blow your nose, do you not just get a bit of loo roll? What's the advantage in spending what seems to be a disproportionately large amount of money on tissues?

Wheels79 Fri 05-Oct-12 20:12:50

Sainsbury basic for sex tissues on DH side of bed and Klennex Balsam for noses on my side (I blow my nose loads). MIL changed bed sheets while we were on holiday. Probably thinks I'm a meanie now making her son use basics.

SuperB0F Fri 05-Oct-12 20:17:16

Agree that Kleenex Baldam are by far the best. No contest.

TalcAndTurnips Fri 05-Oct-12 20:26:45

For me, most of the pleasure of tissue boxes is the WHISK as you pull a tissue out.

A little soft tuft sticking out - and then WHISK - a full-size lovely soft fresh tissue emerges, like a dove emerging from a wizard's sleeve.

Lord Turnip enjoys a selection of silk handkerchiefs - in a dazzling array of rich colours - stuffed with gay abandon into his top pocket. I love him despite this. And the socks.

hiddenhome Fri 05-Oct-12 20:54:54

ds1 eats entire boxes of tissues, so I had to give up buying them. Tissues are very nice and comforting and useful to mop up minor spills too smile

Team handkerchief rules - NOT manky.


parno Fri 05-Oct-12 21:23:53

This is hilarious. My chum works in research and last week she asked me and another pal to help out with consumer research on tissues. This led to a lengthy conversation about tissues. Imo tissues are a luxury item whilst my pal sees then as am essential and was quite annoyed that when her on line delivery arrived her tissues had been substituted and the boxes didn't match her decor. There was quite a bit of beer involved whilst having this debate.

BrianButterfield Fri 05-Oct-12 21:27:58

The thing about buying tissues is, it's like buying biscuits. You know when you buy a nice packet of biscuits and everyone eats the fuckers, well that's what happens when I buy tissues. People who have gone weeks using loo roll or sleeves or passing babies to wipe their noses on see a box of tissues and begin using them by the fistful. The merest sniffle and out they come! It gives people ideas, does a box of tissues.

cheekybarsteward Fri 05-Oct-12 21:36:36

Won't you think of the trees?

The poor truffula trees!

Nagoo Sat 06-Oct-12 09:11:08

brian you are very funny grin

are they nicer more precious trees that make tissues compared with loo roll? grin

Yes we have tissues, because I have small drippy children with green streamy noses, and I don't want to get off my arse to get loo roll.

BionicEmu Sat 06-Oct-12 10:09:53

I am obviously a slattern. I just keep a roll of andrex aloe vera on the bookcase in the living room for wiping toddler DS's funny nose. One square is the perfect size for a little toddler nose, they don't seem to disintegrate and they seem to be kind to his skin - no red raw noses here. Goodness knows how many boxes of tissues I'd get through otherwise!

BionicEmu Sat 06-Oct-12 10:10:45

That should read DS's runny nose! Although it is quite comical at times...

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