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three sheets to the wind

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A painter buddy at work today told me a good idea he wants to see made.
A selling feature for any toilet paper manufacturer would be to add a few wraps to the inside of a roll with maybe a wax paper layer to keep it intact.

This way, when you run out of TP and there is none in reach, you still have enough to finish the job, and since the roll is already off of its holder there is no excuse to not replace it.


Four_20More_20Sheets [xenzag, Oct 22 2016]

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       Some toilet paper in the US has the last several sheets folded in a way that makes them fall right off the roll to the same purpose.
Voice, Oct 21 2016
  

       If hotels or airlines only provided sample size roll of TP, you could steal those.   

       I have had to take care of a bathroom after someone was trapped with out paper. It drives some people absolutely crazy, and they smear and destroy whatever comes to hand. It ain't pretty.   

       So + for any idea that lets them stay sane.
popbottle, Oct 21 2016
  

       DOH!
[xenzag] beat my painter buddy to the punch by seven years and one sheet to the wind.
  

       While we're on the subject, I would like to start the Campaign For Real Loo Roll Cardboard Tubes.   

       When I was a kid, you could make almost anything out of discarded loo paper tubes. Castles, rocket ships, robots, even a working life-size reconstruction of the Ark Royal. Loo roll tubes were properly made back then - sturdy things that required about three acres of trees each to make.   

       Nowadays, they are mere shadows of their former selves, barely able to support the paper wrapped around them. Our nation's children are being deprived of an invaluable engineering resource.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 22 2016
  

       'Tis the demise of tobacco tins that we feel most keenly; neat, robust, airtight and durable, requiring only a few additional items to produce an IED capable of inflicting a crippling injury.   

       Boiled sweet tins just aren't the same.
8th of 7, Oct 22 2016
  

       [8th], if you weren't one of those perverse people who eschew the glorious leaf, you would know that tobacco is still available in tins.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 22 2016
  

       We know, but they aren't anything like as good as they used to be. The metal is thinner, the seals aren't as good, and the paint not as durable. Comparisons using a digital micrometer between modern tins and tins from the 1960s are distinctly unfavourable.   

       Modern ones tend to fail the Schrödinger's Wasp test. This consists of catching a live wasp and shutting it in the tin under test. If the seal is good, the wasp will suffocate in a few hours. If not, it will still be buzzing the next day.   

       Obviously, the test has to be performed multiple times to demonstrate repeatability.
8th of 7, Oct 22 2016
  

       Why the obsession with killing everything that lives?
xenzag, Oct 22 2016
  

       Killing things that don't is futile.
Ian Tindale, Oct 22 2016
  

       Plus there's only room for one hegemonizing swarm in the universe, so wasps clearly have to go.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 22 2016
  

       They do indeed. Wasps are more evil than us, and therefore need to be destroyed.   

       // Why the obsession with killing everything that lives? //   

       We refer you to [IT]'s succinct answer - it's not possible to kill things that aren't alive.   

       And it's not an 'obsession', it's merely a misunderstood hobby.
8th of 7, Oct 22 2016
  

       I work in a healthcare setting and it is alarming to me how many times I go to the employee bathroom and it's got no toilet paper, or hand wipes. Leading me to believe my co- workers are:   

       1. Disgustingly dirty.   

       2. Carriers of unspeakable diseases.   

       3. Lazy asses. Oh wait though I already knew that. And which ones were.   

       So a + for the idea, though the person before me would still leave me without a wiper, I'm pretty sure.   

       Oh and another + for the title being well thought out and fairly short.
blissmiss, Oct 22 2016
  

       Thanks Bliss.
xenzag, Oct 22 2016
  

       One must surely realize, while sitting there staring at (even inside of) the empty roll, that the roll itself is paper. Another form, to be sure, and not pleated or quilted or even remotely soft but capable of being torn along the edge, subdivided and used as needed.
whatrock, Oct 22 2016
  

       And then when your eyes stop watering, and you can once again walk more or less normally, you start carrying one of those pocket-sized packets of paper tissues with you at all times ...
8th of 7, Oct 22 2016
  

       For what oh xenzag?
blissmiss, Oct 22 2016
  

       There's always the three seashells.
Ian Tindale, Oct 22 2016
  

       //For what oh xenzag?// see link [bliss]
xenzag, Oct 23 2016
  

       Bows to xenzag. I should have known.
blissmiss, Oct 23 2016
  

       In Thailand, they have the so-called "Bum Gun", based on some right or amendment, I assume. It is a hand-held water spray.   

       At first, it was rather strange, but if I compare washing your hands with water as opposed to wiping them with a paper towel, I tend to agree that the Thai way is far better, and it doesn't matter too much if the paper runs out.   

       On the negative side, they do tend to leak from time to time, so the room needs to have a tiled floor with drain.
Ling, Oct 23 2016
  

       What tends to leak? The bum or the gun?
Ian Tindale, Oct 24 2016
  

       If the former, it would be an icky-leak.
Ling, Oct 25 2016
  
      
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