ADVICE: No butts about it

March 25, 2020 1:00 AM

I’m what the millennials call one of the older generations; I’m a baby boomer at 73 and I’m honestly curious why so many people are frantically buying toilet paper? I’m not being facetious; I really don’t understand why. Am I missing something?

My wife and I were talking about it and she said, why don’t they just use rags? Mary Dagen McDowell, who is a young, attractive Business Network correspondent, was asked on TV about the shortage of toilet paper. She said she told a friend she was concerned that she was running out and that her friend’s response was “wash you butt.”

Thank goodness there are some who are not of the so-called older generations who have common sense. Bidets have been used all over Europe for centuries. Every mom and some helpful dads have washed butts before. So, wash your butt for goodness sake, then wash the rag and use it again and again. It’s about time we lived by the WWII motto; “Eat it up and wear it out, make it work or do without.”

I also find it sad that over and over again, like kids who won’t and don’t listen to their parents’ good advice and instruction, then find themselves in a desperate situation, call and plead to their parents for help...so too do those who won’t and don’t listen to God’s good advice and instruction. But like most loving parents, He’s always there for us no matter how many times we abuse His grace.

JERRY MARTIN

Post Falls