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DonD BS: Do people steal toilet paper? (66* d) RE: BS: Do people steal toilet paper? 14 Aug 02

I think I've noted on some earlier thread a memory that shows the problem goes back a long time. At the public facility beneath Plymouth Hoe in 1954, I was shocked to find each sheet of scratchy waxed paper that was generously provided had been imprinted 'Property of the City of Plymouth'. I did 'steal' a couple of sheets as souvenirs!

I had a sad experience with one of those giant rolls in a toilet at a lab where I was having some kind of scan of my bladder I guess. I had been instructed to drink about a gallon of water and hold it in forever nad then there was a delay as usual, and I finally burst into the toilet desperately -- and not too neatly. When I reached for some paper to clean up after myself, the whole damn roll came off its spindle and fell into the toilet bowl. What a mess. What to do? Thus does lack of conscience make cowards of us all; I ran.

I do regularly steal wads of papeer towels, however. An emergency supply in the back pocket comes in 'handy' when confronted with an empty dispenser, a filthy roller towel, or a non-functioning hot air dryer. At least they're not imprinted 'Property of ...'

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