No toilet paper what would you do?

@winterose (39917)
Canada
May 7, 2008 10:07pm CST
You are in a public bathroom and there is no toilet paper in the stall, you didn't realize it when you sat down, but now you are stuck, are you too shy to ask the person in the next stall to get you some? Do you rummage in your purse for anything to wipe yourself with, What if there was nobody in the stalls, would you come out with your drawers down and quickly run into the next stall to do what you have to do, I am guilty I have done all these things, what would you do?
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68 responses
• United States
8 May 08
normally I have tissue in my purse but if I don't have any then I will ask the next person to give me some toilet paper. I would rather ask then have to figure something else out.
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• Philippines
8 May 08
Me as well, I always have a roll of tissue paper in my bag but incase I don't have it with me then I would really do the same thing, I will ask someone if they can give me some tissue paper.
• United States
8 May 08
Use dollar bills. What a waste of money.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
you actually used that oh my, that is awful.
• United States
8 May 08
hiya Rose long time noo see!!!ive missed ya!and yes ohhh yess i have done this many times in my life..lol i now check before i go in..but i remember my pants were down and i was yelling for anyone if they were there and it was empty..and i got out pants round ankles and all to next stall and i got walkjed in to lol lol i lauhed as a surried and exlined my prob and took care of it..then washed and left..as i was outside i heard her yell SH^T!!!! she was in tghe one i had so i went back grabbed the roll i had and tossed it to her lol..ugghh i hate it when that happens!!
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
yeah I know it makes you feel so stupid, and can you imagine if somebody walked in with your pants around your ankles, I am always afraid of that.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
8 May 08
I can honestly say that it has never happened to me, and likely won't, because I always check for toilet paper before I get comfortable in the stall. And I always carry tissue in my purse too.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
You are truly smarter than me, lol
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 May 08
LOL..I'm laughing as this has happened to me but I remedy that by always having a good supply of tissues with me...just in case
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
I still haven't learned my lesson yet lol
@twallace (2675)
• United States
8 May 08
No this is something that all women should always be prepared for. If you have your purse with you; there should be some wet-wipes or pocket tissue in your bag. Most women carry those things in their bags. If not and there is someone else in the rest room with you; by all means ask them to hand you some tissue. That is the worst thing that can happen to a women in a public bathroom no tissue in the stall. Then if there is no one in the rest room with you that is even worst. But always before you use the bathroom make you get a stall that has tissue in it.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
sometimes there is a line up for the stalls and you unsuspectingly go into the first vacant one and voila you are out of luck.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
8 May 08
i am usually good because i always have kleenexes in my purse because i constantly have a runny nose. so if i am in the bathroom and there is no toilet paper, i generally am able to use a kleenex to wipe with.
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@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
8 May 08
HAHAHA thats funny i guess that i would ask the someone that is in the restrrom at that time but i have this habit i grab some tissue off the roll before i use it so im never left in that position great habit to get use to
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@ellie333 (21029)
8 May 08
I very rarely use public toilets but if I find I am out and have too I will always check before entering the cubicle, if there is none I will wait until one that has is avaialable. Ellie :D
• India
8 May 08
lolxxx No toilet paper... me from INDIA.. so here no toilet papers using water.. and if i was using toilet paper n i ran outta dat.. i would... used US dollars :P... as i could'nt even get out of the bathroom... as i will be naked... lolxxx... YUK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
I didn't know there was only water in india, I am in Canada we have toilet paper and then you come out and wash your hands.
• India
10 May 08
Yah exaclty...!
@gemini_rose (16194)
8 May 08
I hate it when this happens, I have done it myself before too, but usually I have tissues in my bag or baby wipes because of having children. I do actually now automatically check before I go in to make sure they have toilet roll in there. I guess if I did find myself in the position where there was no toilet paper and I had nothing in my bag then I would have to wait until there was no one else in there and quickly run into the next one!!
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
you would be too shy to ask the woman in the next stall to pass some over to you?
@gemini_rose (16194)
10 May 08
Yes winterose, I would.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
8 May 08
Well, I would look for a tap in the stall, if there is, I would use it. If not, then I would scream politely for my next door neighbor to pass me some, ha! Believe me, I've done that and none too proud about it. LOL. I make it a point to check first before entering as of now.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
what if there is nobody in the stalls, then what?
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
11 May 08
Oh no.......... then I suppose I just have to make do with whatever is "there" and go and buy toilet paper quickly and went back to do my "thing", LOL......desperate situations call for desperate measures!
• United States
8 May 08
I think this has happened to all of us at one time or another. Iwould look in my purse first to see if I had anything in there like tissues. If there was someone in the next stall I would ask them . I have done this before and most people understand .If worse came to worse and there was no tp in the bathroom at all I would take my panties off and use them then throw them away.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
maybe people are mentioning throwing away their underwear, I never thought of that. welcome to mylot.
@reene0225 (352)
• United States
8 May 08
Yea I've been in that situation before. Plenty of times. If there is someone in the next stall I will ask politely if they could pass me some. I've never had any problem with them saying no. I usually don't carry a purse and if I did I wouldn't have hardly anything in it anyways. Especially not to wipe myself unless I had a cold cause then I'd have tissue. I would probably run in to the next stall as you said with my undies down and get some. If someone walks in they're just gonna see the same thing they've got just a different size. My luck someone would walk in too. lol
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
fortunately the time I had to do it nobody came in.
• Canada
8 May 08
Remove and use your undies then fold them and put them in your bag. You wont be the first one walking around without them.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
Remember this question asked what you would do though,
@nilanym (184)
• Philippines
8 May 08
waahhh!!! i had experience this also. but luckily i got tissues on my pockets! to all women, just be prepared at all times especially in using public toilet, you'll never know when you need tissues the most.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
very true!
• United States
8 May 08
Definitely ask the person next to me, if possible. No one should ever be shy about something like that because everyone in the stalls is (or should be) doing the same thing you are. Um, I have also had the misfortune of having to run out of the bathroom sort of half-clothed when no one else has been in the bathroom. There are some people who will act like all of this is offensive, but in reality, I think those people must be weird or never encountered a situation like the ones you listed.
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
yep this is just a part of life and just about everyone here has said it has happened to them.
• United States
8 May 08
No Winterose, not too shy to ask. But praying there is someone in the bathroom would be more like it. Knowing me though...I'd walk out and go get some TP with my pants down, if nobody was in the restroom. :0
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
8 May 08
Now i have done that too, if someone see me, Oh, I needed it!
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
8 May 08
Well, at some point, you have no choice!! I'd first ask the person in the stall next to me...if there was nobody, i'd rummage through my purse for kleenex or something...if i didn't have any, then i'd put my pants half up, just in case someone would walk it, wouldn't want to be caught with my pants down!! and would as fast as possible go in the next stall...HOPING THERE'S PAPER IN THAT ONE LOL
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
good point, imagine if there was no paper in that stall either.
• Philippines
8 May 08
LOL! This should be asked in the question and answer portion in beauty pageants instead of those world peace and goodwill to all mankind stuff. Anyways, I always have wet wipes or tissue with me so I doubt that will happen. But if that day comes (knock on wood), I'd definitely ask the other person at the next stall if she has some. If there were nobody in the stalls, would I come out with my pants down and go into the next stall to check if there was tissue? Hmmm.. The public humiliation of someone finding me naked isn't worth the effort. It would depend with what I was doing in the restroom. If I was just peeing, I'll just try to shake it off. Nasty! LOL! If I was taking a dump, I'd take my underwear and wipe my butt with it and go commando. Then I'll quickly go to a mall and buy myself some wet wipes and new undies. This thread is funny but educational. LOL!
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
10 May 08
educational, lol, well I guess it could be I am learning new things here too.