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SOFT NEWS Wiped out: Town flushes final roll of 12-year toilet paper supply
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Happy on the mountain

    Wiped out: Town flushes final roll of 12-year toilet paper supply

    Should be 'rough and scratchy news'

    Wiped out: Town flushes final roll of 12-year toilet paper supply
    A Bavarian town needed 12 years, but it has finally reached the last roll of a supersized toilet paper order. While the town saved 1,000 with the bulk order, it's planning to establish regular deliveries of two-ply.

    It took 12 years for Bavaria's village of Fuchstal to run out of toilet paper, but "the last roll has now been used up," Mayor Erwin Karg told reporters on Tuesday.

    The trouble began in 2006, when a town employee accidentally ordered two truckloads of the product, according to local media reports at the time. When the first vehicle rolled up to the 4,000-people town and delivered the goods, the authorities realized the mistake and managed to cancel the second truck. Even so, the village of Fuchstal was left with the logistical problem of packing away the paper.

    Officials set up a four-person team to distribute the toilet paper in several public buildings, filling the attic of the local storage building as well all available closets and cabinets in local schools, the town hall and the firehouse. Ordinary citizens showed little interest in the product, as it turned out to be a gray, single-ply brand that tended to turn yellow and grow brittle under prolonged exposure to sunlight.

    On the upside, the botched 2006 order saved the city a significant amount of money.

    "We were able to save up over 1,000 ($1,130) because the price of wood went up next year, which also made toilet paper more expensive," Karg was quoted by the DPA news agency as saying.

    Inspired by the savings, the village has already placed its next large but not quite so large order of toilet paper. This time, however, the paper will be white, two-ply and not delivered all at once.

    "In my case, it will probably take another 12 years to get used to this," the mayor said.
    The wonder of our time isnt how angry we are at politics and politicians; its how little weve done about it. - Fran Porretto

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    northern ontario
    bro worked at a place that used the big industrial sized rolls

    when they got down to 'regular' sized rolls, the janitors would replace them

    they tossed them into the dumpster

    he asked and received the discarded rolls from then on

    at first he started giving them to the mens mission in town

    eventually he started bringing them to me

    I have a lifetime supply and I still pass them on to the church and one caf in town

    one yr at Christmas a call went out for stuff for a struggling family

    I asked if they wanted tp (100 rolls)

    the folks collecting were skeptical but the family were very grateful

    when the tv interviewed the guy he said

    "we farm, but theres things we cant grow. like toilet paper"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    State of confusion
    More than a decade ago, we had a thread about TP. I posted a pic claiming “I only need one roll”. It was a master roll, several feet wide, needing a forklift to move it
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  4. #4
    im only half way done with my Y2k stash,

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    The rolls were wider then, we get less paper now.


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