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A public restroom question :


For those who have used public restrooms that have enclosed toilet paper dispensers as big as automobile tires - - 

 do you ever find yourself taking minutes to find the edge of the toilet paper if it's "up in there" somewhere?

Posted - December 23, 2022

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  • 15632
    We have those at work too, and yes I do.
      December 23, 2022 6:24 PM MST
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  • 21739
    I'm not alone, good.  :)
      December 24, 2022 1:07 AM MST
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  • 30395
    Never that long. I can normally just spin it and the end will fall down. 
      December 23, 2022 6:31 PM MST
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  • 4940
    That’s S tier roll of toilet paper handling skills.
      December 23, 2022 8:14 PM MST
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  • 21739
    Yes.  :)
      December 24, 2022 1:06 AM MST
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  • 21739
    Even spinning the roll, sometimes for me the edge just clings to the roll.  :)


    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at December 25, 2022 7:08 AM MST
      December 24, 2022 1:06 AM MST
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  • 51495

     

      I believe that the word “clings” is ill-chosen for this particular topic thread. 

    ~

      December 25, 2022 7:10 AM MST
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  • 21739
    Or maybe the perfect word.  :)
      December 25, 2022 9:39 PM MST
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  • 421
    Jams is the word! It jams!!
      December 25, 2022 4:30 PM MST
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  • 43114
    Yes I have. What a pain in the a&&. I clean a tennis club and when I replace the toilet paper, I always make sure it is hanging down.
      December 23, 2022 7:57 PM MST
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  • 21739
    :) And it seems for me, even in the 'middle' of some rolls, the edge gets very snug against the roll and difficult to find even while I endlessly rotate the roll.  :)
      December 24, 2022 1:05 AM MST
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  • 4940
    I usually ruin the first few pulls on a new roll in a public restroom because when I finally find the end and pull on it, it tears down the middle and keeps tearing down the middle.

    Toilet Paper: 1
    Livvie: 0
      December 23, 2022 8:12 PM MST
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  • 21739
    Yes. While you're doing that, I'm over in the men's room doing the same thing.  :)  
      December 24, 2022 1:03 AM MST
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  • 51495

     

     LoL, yes!

      And here I was thinking I’m the only person neurotic enough to have ever agonized over this problem! We should start a support group!


    ~

      December 24, 2022 3:08 AM MST
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  • 21739


    Yes, PTA support group - - Public Toilets Anonymous .  . . uh, wait . . . maybe that's been taken already.


    I believe that's a scene from the remake of "Dawn of the Dead." Maybe. But I've know I've seen the movie.  :)
      December 24, 2022 11:03 PM MST
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  • 884
    Sorry, I have learned to go 18 hours without a bathroom break because of precisely that sort of thing.
      December 24, 2022 12:38 PM MST
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  • 21739
    Very admirable! 

    :)
      December 24, 2022 11:03 PM MST
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  • 12055
    That sounds unhealthy.
      December 25, 2022 3:36 AM MST
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  • 730
    If I can't find the edge, I try to put my fingernail under the first layer. Then I try to tear across the roll so I can pull down on it. Sometimes that takes minutes. Sometimes I shred the roll before it turns.
      December 24, 2022 4:33 PM MST
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  • 21739
    Different strategies, cool.  :)
      December 24, 2022 11:04 PM MST
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  • 8611
    Iam getting mental images of all of you right now and it's very disturbing. 
      December 24, 2022 6:23 PM MST
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  • 4940
    Psst, can you roll that roll of toilet paper back to me?  Umm yeah, don’t ask how it fell on the floor and rolled out from under the stall.
      December 24, 2022 6:34 PM MST
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  • 8611
    Finder's, keepers. I'm taking it with me.
      December 24, 2022 6:55 PM MST
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  • 4940
    If you want to take it home you’ll have to catch it first!  Look at that roll of toilet paper go!  It’s rolling out of the restroom!  It’s rolling down the aisle!  It’s rolling by the checkout stands!  It’s rolling out the door!  It’s rolling across the crosswalk!  It’s rolling through the parking lot!  Oh no!  It rolled itself out!  Now it’s just a piece of cardboard with nothing on it.  It made a valiant effort to get away. 
      December 25, 2022 6:46 PM MST
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