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Isn't all paper (wood) natural?
on July 17, 2013
As an amateur weekend woodworker I am always looking for inexpensive products to help with my "hobby." "Why inexpensive?" you ask? Because the wife says that it is foolish and stupid to spend good money on carpentry projects that are just going to be thrown in the trash, half completed, rickety, dilapidated, and more likely than not, dangerous. She is so good at both optimism and encouragement! And, she is, of course, particularly parsimonious.
Imagine my joy when I saw this large pack of Scott Naturals sandpaper on sale at Amazon! I could hardly wait to click on the mouse and instant purchase myself a couple of packs for the weekend woodworking adventure awaiting me in my basement wood shop. What a great price!
The package arrived in merely two days, as it always does, (You GO, AMAZON!) and I busted it open and ran down to my wood shop where a particularly pesky piece of pine sat awaiting my skilled sanding abilities. I thought it strange that the sandpaper came on a roll, but who am I to judge those guys who went to school to learn product packaging? I ripped some of it off and was just about to apply it in a rubbing fashion to the wood when, from upstairs, came the voice of my wonderful bride asking me why I left the Amazon box, packaging slip, and packaging for Scott Toilet Paper on the kitchen counter. Did I not know that she needed the counter to cook dinner? Of course I knew. I was just so excited about my new sandpaper that I just left the stuff any-old-place and set to sanding...And then it hit me. What did she say? Scott Toilet Tissue? "Ha," I thought, "The joke is on her! She knows so little about my hobby that she does not even know sandpaper when she sees it!" I marched upstairs, sandpaper sample in hand, and boldly showed it to her. I said, "Feel this! Feel it! There is NO WAY that something this rough and harsh could possibly be toilet paper!" She felt the paper. She looked at the empty package. She felt the paper again. She looked at me and wept.