Via uggboy at Inside Flyer, in advance of today’s New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins game in London the packing and preparation was meticulous.
The Jets packed 350 rolls of toilet paper.
Or order 350 rolls of toilet paper to replace the thinner version used in England.
“Some may say that’s a little over the top or whatnot, but it didn’t really cost that much, so why not?” Degerness said. “We’re basically trying to replicate everything that we’re doing here over there.”
It turns out this was the idea of a team intern that has ‘been to London many times’ so knows,
‘the toilet paper pin London is] very thin because their plumbing isn’t as good’.
“So, the intern informed the operations staff, and the Jets ordered 350 rolls of toilet paper for the hotel and the stadium.”
Last month there was a discussion on the blog about why hotels (even in the US) use cheap toilet paper. The primary thinking was to avoid clogs, so it’s apparently the same on both sides of the Atlantic (perhaps reinforcing the ‘special relationship‘ between the US and UK).
But in my experience European toilet paper is far worse than American toilet paper, even accounting for hotels trying avoid guest erors trying to put too much in without flushing.
Toilet paper is clearly more bountiful in the US than the rest of the world. Here it’s even been known to fall from the sky.
Some Venezuela hotels have asked guests to bring their own toilet paper, but that’s the result of shortages not quality per se.
Plumbing definitely matters, during the Sochi Olympics guests were advised not to flush…
Of course no one has toilet paper that’s as great as as EVA Air’s.