Little things matter.

After a lifetime of using thin single-ply toilet paper at schools and jobs, I finally asked myself why we put up with it. I guess schools need to save money, but thin toilet paper is used at most businesses too, even rich ones. Sad.

Now we use Charmin Ultra Strong at Alien Skin. I wouldn’t use it as a recruiting tool, but the little things in life are worth doing even if they don’t make you money. I mentioned this to Terence and he responded with his technique for judging a restaurant. Check out the bathroom. If it is beautiful and clean then they probably take pride in everything.

My alternate title for this article is Give a Shit. That’s what I gave for a few Festivus gifts last year. Oxfam makes it easy and they have a great video.

Yes, I did the origami in that photo. I think it scared everyone away from that bathroom.

About the Author:

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.


  1. Eddie January 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Sorry but i have to use thin ply TP. The thick and soft stuff just, well let me just say makes a mess and leaves behind, well you get what i mean. Thin ply minimizes this problem. In both cases i use the same amount in terms of volume as well. So in my own case it does not matter what i use and i am quite the picky consumer.

  2. Ken Driscoll February 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I think you should by all means use the Charmin Ultra Strong as a recruiting tool at Alien Skin, Personally I would leave my current job to work a place that takes care of their employee’s asses so well, I once left a job because they did havn’t doors on the stalls and the restroom was also the locker-room…

    You guys happen to be one of my favorite companies to deal with, you’r sens of humor is great, your sense of business ven better

    take care

    Kripple Ken

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