First world problem (seen at Waitrose)

First world problem (seen at Waitrose)


norman lebrecht

July 20, 2016

cashmere toilet paper

Cashmere toilet paper?


  • Robert Hairgrove says:

    “Cashmere” … or “mere cash”?

    In the days of Soviet Russia, toilet paper was always quite scarce. Foreigners touring Russia were therefore advised always to have plenty of rubles on them, “just in case”… 🙂

  • V.Lind says:

    What problem? The price?

    In communist Poland, you were advised to carry your own. The offer of extra zloty in a hotel or other public washroom would not net you more than the miserly amount doled out by attendants. Insufficient for a sneeze.

  • Robert Holmén says:

    “Cashmere” sounded better than their first draft, “goat by-products”

  • Juancho says:

    Finding toilet paper in Venezuela used to be a huge problem. Now that there isn’t any food or medicines, and an overflow of worthless currency, you don’t hear people complain about not finding toilet paper anymore.

    By the way, does Mr Dudamel still support the Maduro government?