I don’t like using public bathrooms but I mean, sometimes it’s unavoidable. Of course having a wee is no big deal because we’re in and we’re out. Nothing embarrassing about that. But poo happens, ideally at 7am each morning but along comes variables such as stress, diarrhea chips and bacterial infections and then boom. Poo. Out of nowhere.
This is my experience with public toilet paper.
The vertically stacked roll on roll, packed tightly into the receptacle. These are the worst. They are so loud, rumbling and shaking with each small tug, and each small tug spits out the tiniest little bit of paper, forcing the user to pull and pull while it rumbles and shakes then WHAM the top roll slams down on top of your hand, pinching the bottom roll even tighter, making it even more difficult to get more paper. Hot DAMN that pisses me off. Everyone knows you’re taking a shit because of all the MF toilet paper sounds!!!
The side by side rolls. These are my favourite in the roll category because not only do the rolls glide rather silently with ease but the paper tears along the perforated marks quite nicely. My advice would be to choose the smaller of the two rolls; it moves more smoothly.
Single roll, basic container. It’s not my favourite but it’s not the worst. The paper doesn’t tear that well, but it’s okay. The roll moves easily, which is nice, and it’s not too noisy. The problem is if the roll starts to run out, you’ve got to reach your hand way up there to try and nail down the end of the roll to pull it out. If the roll runs out entirely, there’s no backup roll, so you’re screwed.
Square-by-square toilet paper. THE BEST INVENTION EVER. Silent. Absolutely stealth retrieval with zero issues regarding tearing the paper because the receptacle spits out single squares! You just gather up enough squares to make a pillowy cloud and that’s it! And yes, there’s a brown smudge on the wall to the bottom right of the dispenser. It’s not mine, I swear.
The worst of the worst. You can see why this dispenser is so bad just by looking at the ripped up piece of toilet paper lying on the bathroom floor. My GOODNESS this is grievous. I spent what seemed like hours sitting there, ripping off tiny bits of paper, rattling the whole thing while doing it, basically announcing a poo in stall #1. Frick. It was awful. Obviously the girl next to me barely got out alive, either. And the irony of it all is that I flooded the toilet with all those bits of one-ply paper. My wrists and forearms were all scraped up from reaching up into the dispenser. I walked out of there like I had just been strangled.
Which one is your favourite?
Which one would be your least favourite?
Do you have any public bathroom stories?