If you take the contents out of a box of tissues, you will likely see what is shown in the photograph below: a stack of white tissues, with the last few layers of tissues being a different color — in this case, blue — which is what I wrote in this article written on Thursday, May 23, 2019 called Stupid Tip of the Day: If the Tissues are Colored, That Likely Means…
Blue Dye Has Apparently Become Too Expensive.
…and the tissues — which could have been blue, pink, yellow, or some other color — meant that the container was about to run out of tissues. The appearance of colored tissues is an indicator — or a secret message of sorts — to members of the housekeeping staff to change out the box of tissues with a fresh new box, as the current box is almost depleted of its supply. This is to ensure that guests in hotel rooms never run out of tissues — unless the guest goes through them like water due to a bad cold or allergies.
In recent years, however, instead of the entire tissue being comprised of blue dye, I have been encountering boxes in which the last few tissues simply had a thin blue stripe running down the middle of them.
Interestingly, some cursory research from many sources reveal that blue has always been one of the most — if not the most — expensive pigment for dyes, paint, and inks…
…but the overall quality of tissues which are supplied in hotel rooms in recent years seem to be declining — they feel rougher and flimsier — which would be more of a tissue issue than the color of dye used and how it is applied.
Are you blue that the last tissues in a container may not completely blue anymore?