To you, tissues are a precious commodity. They’re expensive, and you can’t always afford them. When you run out, you first think through using toilet paper instead, but then decide that that will make you go through toilet paper too quickly, and then you’ll have to buy more. And that costs money. Even though you’re sick and you know your nose will hate you in a few days, you decide instead to use paper napkins – ripped in half to be more economical.
sigh. Some day I’ll have a real job and will be able to afford tissues.