A mom in the U.K. is going viral after a photo of her bathtub sparked a widespread debate online.
Ed Cumming, a TV critic for the Independent newspaper, shared the now-famous image to his Twitter account, telling followers he’d received it from an unnamed friend. The post showed what happened when the friend’s children got a hold of her supply of toilet paper.
“My friend bought 18 loo rolls and her kids put them all in the bath,” Cumming wrote.
My friend bought 18 loo rolls and her kids put them all in the bath pic.twitter.com/sxRsiRLOrV
— Ed Cumming (@edcumming) March 16, 2020
Cumming’s image shows the woman’s bathtub filled with soggy toilet paper, plus plenty of water and children’s toys. The post didn’t add any specifics, but it seems to imply that the children tossed all 18 rolls into the wet tub, ruining them completely.
The situation drew plenty of reactions online, with commenters expressing both their amusement and disgust, but it also stirred up a larger argument about stockpiling goods during a time where resources like toilet paper are in short supply.
“Serves her right for hoarding, doesn’t it?” one Twitter user asked.
“That is a shameful waste. First, shame on her for stockpiling, depriving someone else of being able to buy some, and second, now look at them all gone to waste. This is not funny,” another added.
“Karma is a savage,” another wrote.
Still, others were quick to defend the mom, writing that 18 rolls wasn’t that much for an entire family.
“You do realize it is quite normal for a family to buy a large pack of toilet rolls 12, 18 or 24. It may be all they had,” one Twitter user commented.
“18 rolls when you have kids seems… sensible…” another added.
Meanwhile, some users chose to avoid the debate entirely, as they were too busy sharing their shock over the photo itself.
“I literally GASPED when I saw that,” one wrote.
“Kids gotta love them,” another commented.
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