You can now 'flush 2020' down the drain with toilet paper featuring COVID-inspired slogans

American Standard created rolls with phrases like "nasal swabs" to be thrown away.
Toilet paper in 2020
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By 98.7 KLUV

The one thing everyone can likely agree on is that it’s time to flush 2020 down the toilet.

So, toilet manufacturer American Standard took that mindset one step further and created a fun toilet paper giveaway.

"Normally, it would excite us to have a year for the toilet – we're big toilet people at American Standard," said Gene Barbato, vice president of marketing for American Standard in a press release. "But the realities of 2020 weren’t quite what we had in mind. Given the year’s challenges and uncertainty, we are flushing the turmoil down the toilet and starting fresh with a clean start for the new year.”

The unique toilet paper rolls are representative of a year plagued by a pandemic that led to a few toilet paper shortages.

They include phrases, determined by a poll, that people are tired of hearing. (We can all get behind “you’re on mute,” which has been said in every remote Zoom meeting since mid-March.)

The company noted that 875% of those surveyed said they wished they could erase the phrase “new normal” from their memory.

In short, the company is quite literally helping you “flush 2020.

Check out all the phrases etched into the paper below:

- COVID-19 – 87%)

- “New Normal” – 49%

- Canceled vacations – 41%

- Virtual everything – 34%

- Murder hornets – 32%

- Nasal swabs – 30%

- Missed parties – 24%

- “You’re on Mute” – 19%

- Birthday Caravans – 15%

"At a time when we could all use a little lighthearted humor, we hope to bring a smile to the faces of everyone ready to leave this year behind," Barbato said. "We look forward to flushing 2020."

American Standard will be giving away 450 customized rolls. The contest runs now through December 14, 2020. You can enter here.

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