Your tracing paper is in another castle
March 11, 2013 8:42 PM Subscribe
I work in an art supply store. People ask for rolls of tracing paper very frequently, and I'm curious as to what they need them for.
posted by blnkfrnk to shopping (35 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Unfortunately, I don't have any control over what we stock, or I'd order some. We would sell out of it on a regular basis-- rolls of tracing paper seem to be very popular (we're also the only art supply store open as late as we are in my area.) I can't just ask because it would be an impertinent question from a retail drone-- the few occasions I've tried, the answer was "tracing."
There's no common denominator amongst all the people who ask for rolls of tracing paper. None of them want anything else. We sell tracing paper pads up to 18X24 inches; but this is not good enough. I really can't imagine what you'd want to trace that you couldn't piece together a few pieces for, but maybe someone here would know. I am this side of assuming it's for some weird scavenger hunt.
So why do all these people want to buy rolls of tracing paper?