Have you ever read the package of your toilet paper? No, really. I mean just besides making sure that it's 2 ply instead of 1 ply (unless you like it the other way, then switch that) (mine says that it comes "with an extra layer* to get the job done" which means that it's 2 ply...random). Well, today I read the package. I found it very odd that the toilet paper I get is 501 square feet. Why I feel the need to know the square footage of my toilet paper is beyond me. But what is even more beyond me is that it is 501 sq. ft. Not 500, 501. That extra square foot is apparently important....because it gives me 176 sheets per roll. Not 175, but a 176. Now, I know you are all thinking that I need to get a life, and you're probably all correct in thinking this. But really, why the weird numbers? And for all you math people out there (you know who you are, and you know I'm not one of you) if I did have 500 square feet instead, would I have 175 sheets per roll? Is there a way to figure that out? Someone should tell me if that is doable math wise with the numbers I've given you. Have I just proven how dumb I am? Probably, but I don't like math..unless it's simple enough for me to do it. I find it oddly satisfying doing math when I do it well and correctly...but throw in complicated stuff and I'll just ask the people who know. Someone has to know, and I'm again oddly satisfied that it isn't me.
So if anyone could solve this little riddle of my toilet paper, I'd be much obliged. Not that it is going to keep me up at night, but just because 501 and 176 are just weird numbers. Which brings me to another random topic dealing with numbers. I think most of you know that I want five children (not for a while though...we're done for a bit). When Dan and I first got married we did not agree on this number, and truthfully I'm not sure we agree on it now. He wanted two kids because that is what he grew up with. I wanted five for the same reason. This was all talked about, debated over, discussed, etc. before we had any little ones running around. And yes, things do change once you get to actually experience them because then you know what you are really in for. However, I still want five. Why five now? Well, for me personally (and please understand that this is personally...I am in no way shape or form telling you that everyone should have five kids. You decide, and I'm happy for you for your decision. It's what works for you) two kids isn't enough, three is just a weird number, four is too....square, and five is just...well, a good round number. Yes, I know what you're thinking. Five isn't a round number at all. Well sure it is. Make five dots and you can make a circle. See, that was easy wasn't it. Can't do that with any of the other numbers previously mentioned. Two is a line, three is a triangle, four is a square, five...well now...five is cool. It is the first number that can become a circle, or a square, or a plethora of other shapes (which is all beside the point...the point is that this is why I see it as a round number). So is there a ryhme or reason to it? Probably not for you, but it makes sense to me....after all, I'm the one that is reading my toilet paper package. I gotta get out more.