Tissue World Magazine reports on Argentina: the impact of inflation and price controls on tissue.
Missing all the strength consumers need, with the softness they want* (emphasis added):
For many consumers, waiting for the crash has become something of a national pastime, with tissue consumers perhaps even being forced back to the bidet, the now little-used convenience still found in the corner of most Argentinian bathrooms. While it is typically rare for consumers to trade out of tissue, the situation in Argentina appears so precarious that for many this is becoming a very real prospect.
In the absence of a sensible combination of comfort, absorbency and value**, Argentinians console themselves by repeating the mantra,
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE – ‘WE ARE NOT VENEZUELA’
While things are bad, consumers have by all accounts tended to remain quite sanguine as the situation is far worse in Venezuela
H/t Iowahawk’s Twitter feed,
— Jon (@HandyMan444) June 18, 2015