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Issues with Tissues

In another one of my more confessional blogs, I have to admit something that my closest friends and family already know.

I have issues with tissues.

STOP LAUGHING!!! I know that it sounds cute and rhymey, but it is a serious issue. It causes awkward social situations. More so than I would normally encounter with having anxiety and being a picky eater.

I think my issue comes from when I was a small child. My mother LOVES tissues. (Facial tissue, such as Puffs or Kleenex.) She would have a box or two in every room of the house. She used to sit on the end of the couch and use like ten tissues in one sitting. She would ball up each one and lob it toward the wastebasket. Now, you need to realize that the wastebasket was at the OTHER end of the couch. All the tissues made a pink ring on the floor around the wastebasket. So, like, the next time she got up (possibly the next morning), she would pick them up and take care of them.

This thoroughly repulsed me!

So, from a young age, I refused to use tissues.

    Reason #1: Because my mom LOVES them.

    Reason #2: Because the texture is awful! Too soft!

    Reason #3: Because they can’t capture my snot.

When I blow my nose, I make a big blow. It cannot be contained by a tissue.

How does this lead to awkward social situations, you ask?

Think about when you are the most upset. When you are crying (for any reason: death, injury, etc.). What do people hand you?


I am perfectly happy using paper towels for any purpose someone might use tissues for.

So, if you see me in distress, NEVER, EVER hand me a tissue.

Thank you in advance.

* My green-haired friend coined the actual term “Issues with Tissues”.

** I don’t have a fear or phobia of tissues. I just find the texture highly displeasing. I do not have an issue with toilet paper for toilet needs. Unless the toilet paper gets water dripped on it from the sink and becomes damp. That totally grosses me out. That makes it seem like it has already been used or something. And, oh yeah, it is still too soft to blow my nose with.

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What I Learned This Week – 7/22/12

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This week I learned that the best bubbles come from the Oriental Trading Company. We had some from them and we used up the little bottle. My husband went out and bought Miracle Bubbles brand. They suck! The liquid is too heavy and drippy and it doesn’t make good bubbles at all. Last weekend we obtained another tiny bottle which originated from the Oriental Trading Company. They are light, you get a ton of bubbles per blow, and they have a good hang time.

I also learned that the dollar store (in this case, Dollar Tree), sells pretty decent ice cream products. The store here in Adrian, Michigan recently relocated and now carries frozen food. I bought 5 Fudge Bars and 6 Orange Creme Bars for a dollar per package. Both were Arctic Breeze brand. I excepted them to be not edible. But they were pretty good. (My husband and I kept going back to the freezer for more.) So, if you are heading from the Dollar Tree home and you want a sweet treat, try them out.

Also, I learned that the Dollar Tree also sells shrimp. As I do not eat seafood, this fascinates me, more than grosses me out.

Hope everyone had a good week!

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