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Chequebook Toilet Paper

An emergency reserve.
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Some public facilites have inadequate janitorial attendance. It sometimes happens even in the best run establishments. When this occurs (bogroll supply exhausted), it would be useful to have a backup supply.

Carrying a pack of tissues in one's trouser pockets or handbag is a common practice, but even the smallest packs of facial tissues are fairly bulky.

However, for a minimal cost, banks could put four sheets of Extra Soft Two Ply folded up in the back of chequebooks, just as some incorporate a couple of spare deposit slips. They'd be fixed by perforations, just like the cheques, to stop them getting detached and lost.

This would prevent the need to use an actual cheque or two .......

8th of 7, Mar 10 2003

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       oh, be a man and use your credit card.
po, Mar 10 2003
  

       <puts fingers in ears, starts to hum loudly>
8th of 7, Mar 10 2003
  

       <hums even louder, closes eyes, tries to think about other things>
8th of 7, Mar 10 2003
  

       My cheques (when signed) aren't worth the paper they are written on - at least if I wipe my arse with them instead, then the worst they can become is a shitty piece of paper (+).
Jinbish, Mar 10 2003
  

       Add an additional function to the checkbook to give new meaning to "rubber check".
FarmerJohn, Mar 10 2003
  

       <puts paper bag over head>
8th of 7, Mar 10 2003
  

       It's human nature to cheque after you go.   

       What if it bounces?
silverstormer, Mar 10 2003
  

       "Hello, Mr. 8th, this is your bank. There seems to be a problem with your cheque, sir... pee-ooo..."
waugsqueke, Mar 10 2003
  

       Shouldn't this be a deposit slip? It's not like you're making a substantial withdrawal - unless you're anal retentive.
thumbwax, Mar 10 2003
  

       I was going to do an idea for toilet paper and tissues that would automatically close after use, to inhibit curious users from checking the contents after for example blowing the nose, but I didn't dare.
FarmerJohn, Mar 10 2003
  

       [FarmerJohn] matron would like a word with you in her office - NOW
po, Mar 10 2003
  

       Hey, a use for my checkbook!
RayfordSteele, Mar 10 2003
  

       Hold on just a minute please. My chequebook register seems to be full....
tchaikovsky, Aug 05 2004
  

       Is it Schrödinger's paper Bag?
Is [8th] gonna be ok in there... I mean theres a good chance he might not exist!
Jinbish, Aug 06 2004
  

       Do most people make a habit of carrying their checkbook with them everywhere?
Freefall, Aug 06 2004
  
      
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