Toilet paper, of course. That’s according to a toilet paper company in its recent press release, touting that its brand came in first in the latest Consumer Reports study of preferred toilet paper choices. But it got me to thinking.
Though that would be up there in my top five, I’d have to say water would be my main priority. That and a solar operated smart phone, an inflatable rubber boat and MacGyver.
When my son was in third grade, his teacher used the question as a prompt for the children to write essays about their families. It gave great insight into what he felt was important to me. My son wrote that his mommy–alias, me–would need her car, then a VW Beetle, and her computer. I crack up every time I think of the logistics of my car landing on a deserted island with me. Hopefully, it would be an island owned by a wealthy, oil-field owning Saudi so I could score some gas for it.
Whenever I come across this question, the realist in me emerges, and I ask myself “why” I’d be stranded on a deserted island in the first place. Are there any deserted islands left that can’t be located by satellite? Would I fare like Tom Hanks in Castaway, lean and mean and befriending a soccer ball? Or my car?