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Are We An Anal Culture?

I mostly mean the US since I was just looking at, but I bet the other amazons are similar. Or maybe I'm wrong!

I was just checking the best seller list in Health and Personal Care.

17 out of the first 20 best seller items are diapers, toilet paper deals, wet tissues, disinfectants and paper towel deals. Really anal items literally and figuratively speaking.

2 Fit Bit items and a protein bar were the other 3. Wow!

On not one cleaning item or personal use (like really personal) item was on the same best seller first 20 list. So are Canadians more relaxed? Not so fearful of germs?

Or do they get better deals at the local markets? We all need toilet paper, disinfectant wipes (unless like many you clean your home without chemicals perfectly well) and of course babies need disposable diapers if mom does not or cannot choose the cloth diapers and an attendant cleaning service. is similar to the Canadian amazon personal item best seller favorites.

Yup, I think the US is an anal culture!

I wonder if it is because drugs can be advertised on television - people get afraid of being sick?

Another guess is homes in the US are pretty big - compared to older places. Lots of storage for those bulk diaper/toilet roll/paper towel bulk packages.

What do you think? What's your funniest thought on this?

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wolfgirl569 wrote on June 1, 2015, 8:00 PM

I think a lot is people are that scared of germs not realizing that many things kill the good germs also

MelissaE wrote on June 2, 2015, 6:21 PM

Americans are obsessed with cleanliness. I don't know why. It can really drive one crazy.

seren3 wrote on June 3, 2015, 1:53 PM

wolfgirl569 So true! And good probiotics are expensive!

seren3 wrote on June 3, 2015, 1:54 PM

MelissaE I agree! I once had an immunologist tell me that most of our immune boosters come from touching shopping carts emoticon :smile: !

Shellyann36 wrote on July 5, 2015, 12:23 AM

I think that some people just want the good deals and the ease of shopping at home and having it delivered. On the diapers end of it, if a good deal can be found online it is best to get it while the getting is good.

Ruby3881 wrote on July 5, 2015, 12:42 PM

I honestly have no idea for the difference! But I can tell you that Canada was late to have the wider range of items for sale on Amazon (other than books, DVDs, etc.) Perhaps buying toilet paper online just hasn't caught on here yet?

VinceSummers wrote on August 29, 2015, 9:01 PM

Today "anal" is called O.C.D. Thank goodness I'm not OCD. Thank goodness I'm not OCD. Thank goodness I'm not OCD. There, I did say that three times, didn't I? Three's the charm.