Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. TheSoundDefense

    TheSoundDefense said, over 2 years ago

    “Hey, isn’t that the rat who’s always coming in here and buying a single roll of toilet paper?” “Yea, that’s him. TP Rat, we call him. See, because now I’ve associated him in my mind forever with toilet paper.” “Ah yea, I should do that too.”

  2. Kaputnik

    Kaputnik said, over 2 years ago

    Hadn’t thought about it in years, but I actually had a roommate once who was embarrassed to be seen buying toilet paper. He couldn’t give a reason for it, he just was.

  3. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 2 years ago

    I’m guessing he doesn’t shop at warehouse stores.

  4. Bilan

    Bilan said, over 2 years ago

    Public association or is he stealing the rolls from Chevron?

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago


    Maybe they will name a Star Trek Vulcan character after him: “T’Prat”

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago


    I’ve used the stuff for cleaning up oil, grease, and other detritus of the garage that I wouldn’t want to ruin a rag with. It’s very handy.

  7. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 2 years ago

    We currently have about 60 triple rolls. That’s for two people.

  8. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, over 2 years ago


    Or as we Used to call it AF Form 1. It was hard to find a desk in any facility run by people in my career field that didn’t have a roll in it or on it. And then of course we had it’s intended use as well.

  9. Illegal Seagull

    Illegal Seagull said, over 2 years ago

    But so does going to the store too often to buy it.

  10. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 2 years ago

    I have a big unopened cardboard box of 40 rolls out in the utility/laundry room, much of the current boxes’ contents stuffed into the hall closet, with the remainder stashed under the two bathroom sinks. About the time I open the box outside, it will be time to start thinking about getting more.

  11. F6F5Hellcat

    F6F5Hellcat said, over 2 years ago

    Most of the TP sold by the single roll is the crappy no name brand stores and restaurants seem to love. Especially cause it’s CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP. So buying just one roll, and most likely the no name brand makes Rat look like he’s a cheapskate. There are a lot of things I’ll buy the no name or store brand over the name brand. And most of it is food stuffs. But toilet paper isn’t one of them because I end up using far more of the no name or store brand than I do the name brand. And if I buy more than one roll I’m not in the store buying more nearly as often as Rat is.

  12. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 2 years ago


    For a “value brand” this stuff is pretty good. One thing I like is that it is wider than any other I’ve seen. It completely spans the holder.

  13. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 2 years ago

    When sales tax was much lower and toilet paper only cost a dime I would buy just one roll at a time to avoid paying salestax. Now I’m lucky to pay 50 cents a roll.

  14. Reppr

    Reppr said, over 2 years ago

    Office buildings have a rule for buying toilet paper – good enough to avoid complaints but not good enough to steal.

  15. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, over 2 years ago


    My company used to supply some pretty good quality 2-ply, individually wrapped paper. Massive employee theft forced them to switch to a wall-mounted dispenser as encountered in public rest rooms with a 10" diameter roll of paper that was about 3-1/2" wide, no perforations, and all the attributes of newsprint. It also had the ability to convert itself into a rope when you attempted to remove it from the tensioned dispenser.

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