One downside of being cheap

…is that it’s often not cheaper.

They use 0.0000872-ply paper towels at my office, and they make wonderful tissues (to give you an idea of the thinness). They do this to save money, sure. I get it.

But when I dry my hands, grasping for one results in it tearing…so I grab a few more out of necessity. This invariably causes a wad of paper towels to leave the machine as I watch in horror.

One huge deposit of slightly-used paper towels in the trash can later, I exit the restroom with a frustrated blog post in mind. They pay a lot more for paper towels in the long run because they’re being cheap.

Cheap clothes fade faster, cheap shoes fall apart, and you get what you pay for.

Typed with damp, angry hands.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.