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to not understand boxes of tissues

(62 Posts)
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?

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

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

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!

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.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Fri 05-Oct-12 21:38:42

The poor truffula trees!

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

Won't you think of the trees?

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.

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.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Fri 05-Oct-12 20:59:11

Team handkerchief rules - NOT manky.


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

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.

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

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

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.

maillotjaune Fri 05-Oct-12 19:53:49

Do women use hankies? My DH does, and likes them ironed so they fold flat (pointless as they just get shoved in a pocket). Sadly for him I don't do ironing for other peoplegrin and he can't be arsed.

They are manky though and tissues are much better than loo roll for noses.

vodkaanddietirnbru Fri 05-Oct-12 19:41:46

we need them close at hand for when dd has one of her unexpected nose bleeds - saves getting blood on the carpet! She has a box of tissues in her bed too to try and save her sheets/pillow if she gets a nose bleed in the night and can't get to the bathroom fast enough. Had enough of the 'hammer house of horror effect' when she didnt have hankies to hand - blood on the bed, dripped on the floor, on the door, the lightswitch, etc!

Sparklingbrook Fri 05-Oct-12 19:32:14

Tempo tissues are very thick and strong. DH's favourite. grin

SwedishEdith Fri 05-Oct-12 19:31:05

Only Kleenex Balsam will do. Have tried own brand balsams and they simply don't compare

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 05-Oct-12 18:15:32

I love tissues, we have them in many rooms.

We use the man size ones for at home and have the little packets for the dses at school and for me running. Those little packet tissues seem much more robust and less prone to tearing. On a good day I can run 10 miles on one tissue<proud>

Blowing your nose on loo roll is just manky!

WholeLottaRosie Fri 05-Oct-12 18:11:31

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FredFredGeorge Fri 05-Oct-12 18:08:17

I think Boxes of tissues became popular when people switched to blinds from curtains - you just can't get a good blow on blinds.

Malificence Fri 05-Oct-12 18:07:39

DH takes pride in how many tissues are used for a post-coital clean up, anything over 6 and he's positively giddy . grin

cantspel Fri 05-Oct-12 18:06:01

Does anyone buy those little individual packs of tissues?

I get through hundreds of them as my boys put them in their pocket for school and god only knows what they do with them as they seem to pick up a fresh packet everyday or so.

SkaterGrrrrl Fri 05-Oct-12 18:04:26

I am addicted to tissues. I have a box in every room and a stockpile in the cupboard, I fear running out. I am a very allergic person and blow my nose constantly throughout the day. Only soft tissues will do, otherwise I get a red nose and flakey skin.

<Rushes to google Laura Ashley tissue box holder>

SJ47 Fri 05-Oct-12 18:03:09

Loo roll is expensive! As expensive as tissues at least, so loo roll is used for the loo, and tissues in other rooms.

Sparklingbrook Fri 05-Oct-12 18:00:01

Well exactly cant you don't want any residue on your 400 thread count bed linen. wink

TessCowDirect Fri 05-Oct-12 17:59:30

My mum used to iron my dad's hankies.

She also ironed his Y Fronts. Great big airtex Y Fronts.

No wonder the ironing board was a permanent fixture in our house.

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