When I wrote that piece — piece of fluff, admittedly — it occurred to me that there are many in this great odd world of ours who can’t take these thing for granted. I knew my point could only resonate with those who are lucky enough to consider these things standard issue.
There have been times in my life when appointments are not kept and cars do not work and lights do not come on, all for miserable, unfortunate reasons.
But toilet paper? I have been lucky enough to always have toilet paper. And now I realize just how far ahead I am. I hope things look up for Venezuelans, and every one else who struggles, very soon.