Loo roll among biggest family rows as not being soft enough sparks friction

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    Nevermind rows about who left the loo seat up, bust-ups over whether the bog roll is soft enough are one of the main causes of family friction.

    Over six out of ten people – 63% – said they had fallen out with family members over which toilet paper brand to buy.

    Most disputes are caused because people disagree about which brand is softest, researchers found.

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    Men are more likely to get upset if the loo paper is not soft enough with 64% complaining compared to 62% of women.

    And older people are the most likely to kick up a fuss with 71% of Baby Boomers – those aged over 55 – having rowed with family members over the softness of a brand.

    Oat drink company Oatly asked 2,011 UK adults if they had fallen out over the choice of loo paper in the family home.

    Relationship expert Paul Brunson said: “If we are not willing to compromise it can lead to friction and loo paper in particular seems to be a source of disputes.”

    Younger people are more tolerant over their loo roll brands with just 55 per cent of Millennials – those aged 35 to 39 – saying it had been a cause of friction.

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    Some 63% of Generation Z – those aged 18 to 24 – said the same with 65% of Generation X – those aged 40 to 55 – agreeing.

    Other sources of family rows include putting empty cartons back in the fridge – 21% said it caused rows.

    Another 25% said leaving wet towels on the floor caused friction and 25% not cleaning dirty laundry also caused disputes.

    A further 63% disagree over the amount of spices to add to a meal.

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    Carol Bishop, 33, from Lancaster, Lancashire, said she often falls out with husband Geoff, 38, because he buys cheaper brands when he does the shopping.

    She said: “I keep telling him to get the nice stuff because it is softer and more comfortable to use but he says you can’t tell the difference.

    “Well I certainly can and I have to keep telling him he is not saving money because I just go out and get the brand I like which ends up costing us more money and that just causes another argument.”

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    Student Abigail Porter, 17, from east London, said she falls out with her dad Ian, 43, because he refuses to buy thicker and softer brands because he says they are a waste of money.

    She said: “It sounds daft and we end up laughing about it but I really think having soft loo roll matters.

    “Dad takes the Micky and tells me there are more important things to worry about in the world, but I think pampering yourself a little bit is important.

    “He just says ‘it’s going down the toilet so don’t waste money.’”


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