I posted this minor but constant annoyance...well, a long time ago, on the "other" board. It moved fast and I got little sympathy, so maybe here on the silly side, I'll finally feel supported. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SENSIBLY DESIGNED TOOTHPASTE DISPENSERS! Anyone remember back in the 80s (maybe 90s), almost all major brands of toothpastes were converting to either the stand-up pump dispenser or a tube with a big round head that was designed to stand upside-down on your counter? I hailed it as a small but great thing, like,why didn't anyone think of this sooner? The "pump" was easy and no-mess (ok, you maybe had to swipe off a little gunk once in awhile) and the upside-down tube was ingenious....the paste was a little more liquid formula, and because it always stood on its head, you could actually use it to the last drop, each squeeze as easy too dispense as the first. THEN...I "dropped out" for a few years...could only shop the dollar stores for my toiletries. There, I accepted that I could only find the old squeeze tube. Finally, I was able to shop at a full-fledged pharmacy again and...guess what!? Other than some "specialty" brands, I can no longer find the inverted tube or the pump! Were they just TOO practical? When did that happen? Am I just shopping the wrong pharmacy? This is such a sad conspiracy and now I'm back to wrangling the old squeeze tube, whose last contents taunt me several times a day. Did I just dream about the few years of practical design?