Decorative Border?

Alright so here is something that has me a little confusseled.  All winter this year I have had a runny nose so I have become quite well acquainted with a large range of tissues.  But there is something that has been bugging me for a really long time and it is something that I have never fully understood…

Kleenex are constantly telling us how soft their tissues are… and if we require extra nourishing comfort from our tissues then you can’t get much better than the aloe vera tissues.   In fact Kleenex say this about their aloe vera tissue on their website:

Kleenex Aloe Vera tissues are soft 3 ply tissues enriched with soothing Aloe Vera – pure heaven for your sore red nose. They are available in a range of pack sizes from a compact 60 sheet cube box to fit in those small spots, to a large 170 sheet box for those times when you need more. Kleenex Aloe Vera tissues also come in pocket packs so you can always get the soothing relief you need when you’re sick.

This I don’t have a problem with.  I am a big fan of the boxes of aloe vera but what ‘gets up my nose’ so to speak is the little packets… and that is where today’s curious question comes from… are you ready for it?

Why on earth do the tissues in the little packets have that stupid decorative border?

That stupid decorative border is rough and it hurts.  It really wouldn’t matter how soft the actual tissue was because they have the ridiculous border which is just so scratchy… and this is what has got me confused.  Why do these tissues even have a border? Why is it necessary?  The ones in the box don’t have it, and it’s not like I buy the tissues because they are pretty.  If I wanted something pretty to blow my nose on I would buy some cute hankies but that’s just wrong for so many other reasons.   And probably the most important question of all why do I keep getting sucked in?  I continue to buy them because of the aloe vera… but every time I am annoyed and disappointed.

Can someone please explain what Kleenex were and are still thinking?


The nasally irritated and very Curious George

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