This very funny video introduces us to a plight with which we are all familiar: the dreaded moment when you realise you are using a public toilet stall and there is no toilet paper. At that point most of us hit ourselves over the head for not checking first.
This situation goes from irritating to full on horrifying however when the powers that be, in this case the New York Public Library Morrisania Branch in the Bronx are very properly providing plenty of toilet paper and then some penny pinching scumbag is coming along and stealing it all. Yes that’s right stealing rolls of the stuff from the Library toilets.
Faced with many complaints the Morrisania Branch took drastic action threatening to search everyone leaving the toielts, ….er good luck with that. And they also hinted at possible police action.
Of course, this is too interesting a story not to be picked up by journalists. Soon the poor staff were hastily backtracking when they were questioned about their threats, because it turns out the heaviest punishment they can inflict is banning the thief or thieves from any NYPL premises.
Which is a pretty harsh punishment if you are not only a toilet paper thief but also an avid reader which you would think they are in the circumstances…..Anyway STOP THIEF. You’r just being plain inconsiderate as well as dishonest.