Attack of the 100 Foot Tissue

When I upload photos of signs and notices to Sentence first, I don’t mean to mock them but I can’t help having fun with them. A stroll down a supermarket aisle is enlivened by signs such as this one:

Stan Carey - Mamsize mansize tissue

Apparently each 100-foot mamsize tissue is sold singly, which seems about right, but whose mother did they measure? And despite the low cost, I think the market for this product is limited to a certain niche.

(SV is just an abbreviation of the name of the supermarket.)


5 Responses to Attack of the 100 Foot Tissue

  1. E1.56 is bloody good value for tissues that size! Obviously, the recession is biting hard. I’m reminded of the scene in Spinal Tap where a similar error leads to the band performing in front of an eighteen-inch-high Stonehenge…

  2. Stan says:

    Doubtful: The potential for amusement seems to be implicit in mismatched scale, especially relative to what’s ‘normal’ for humans. I love Spinal Tap‘s Stonehenge scene, though it’s never quite as funny as it was the first time. On a related note, have you seen Anvil! The Story of Anvil? If not, I thoroughly recommend it.

  3. Lucy says:

    Some people just have big arses. I think you are being really really thoughtless about this.

  4. Stan says:

    Lucy: I was about to suggest that they were made for people to show they could fold a piece of paper more than eight times. (Or is it twelve now?) But you’re right, I was just being mean.

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