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post #901 of 1384
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Originally Posted by thecentennial View Post

My work colleagues like to shit all over the toilet seat, spray water all over every fucking available surface, piss all over the floor, walls and the toilet paper roll.

 

 

Sometimes you just gotta take a dump with passion, bro.

post #902 of 1384
Thread Starter 
Ok, so the new digs at my office are ok. It is nice, new, and mostly clean but there is something about the people that service the bathroom. The toilet paper dispenser has two large rolls in it and a divider so that when one roll is out you slide the divider over and gain access to the next large roll. Here lies issues and curiosities.

1. The rolls are so large and tight width wise that you need a good amount of torque to make them spin to get toilet paper.
2. The paper is this thin fresco like stuff so you just end up tearing piece of it off because it is too weak to withstand that needed torque. Needless to say there are little bits of ripped paper all over the floor from failed attempts at turning this lottery wheel. Now, with some patience, and maneuvering you can get it to work correctly, but you need a lot of paper because well the stuff is like a screen door, very thin and porous.

Now here comes the curiosity. I have never seen the first roll get lower than about half before it is replaced with a full roll. This is an issue for so many reasons.

1. As the wheel of fortune gets smaller it gets easier to spin, thus a more efficient bowel emptying process.
2. It is a waste of resources. Are they throwing out a perfectly good, more efficient half roll? What I want to know is are they at the very least rotating the rolls? For example, when they take out the half roll, do they just replace the half roll with a new one, or are they taking that second, never used roll and putting in the place of the half roll and adding a new second roll.

I hope they are rotating if not for resources, but sanitary reasons. I would think that one roll never getting used over time in a stagnant men's bathroom stall would evolve into a petri dish of delight for bacteria.

I think for this challenge I might have to try and break open this device and put a marking on the second unused roll to see if it makes a progression to the first roll.

Thoughts, feelings, reflections, advise?
post #903 of 1384
the mark. Do it. It's got to be something at the top of the roll.
post #904 of 1384
Thread Starter 
Well, somebody might use the paper and I am going to miss it so I think a mark on the side of the roll by the center might do it.
post #905 of 1384
right, that's exactly where. A sharpie should work.
post #906 of 1384
Thread Starter 
Probably have to get both sides of the roll in case there's flippage.
post #907 of 1384
It's so annoying how those giant rolls are always full. I find it helpful to quickly roll off a couple of feet while you have your wits (and pants) about you before you even sit down, and avoid the aggravation of tearing off 2 inch pieces when you've got some real work to do. I think the 1/2 used rolls get 'recycled' and sent to 3rd world high end restaurants (like the way used t-shirts are sent to Africa). Good question about the 2nd roll......
Edited by romafan - 1/30/13 at 1:03pm
post #908 of 1384
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Probably have to get both sides of the roll in case there's flippage.

you should be able to tell if there's flippage even without a mark.
post #909 of 1384
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

It's so annoying how those giant rolls are always full. I find it hlepful to quickly rolls off a couple of feet while you have your wits (and pants) about you before you even sit down, and avoid the aggration of tearing off 2 inch pieces when you've got some real work to do. I think the 1/2 used rolls get 'recycled' and sent to 3rd world high end restaurants (like the way used t-shirts are sent to Africa). Good question about the 2nd roll......

its even worse when you're the first person to enjoy the new roll and you have to deal with the glued edge on the fragile paper.
post #910 of 1384
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

It's so annoying how those giant rolls are always full. I find it hlepful to quickly rolls off a couple of feet while you have your wits (and pants) about you before you even sit down, and avoid the aggration of tearing off 2 inch pieces when you've got some real work to do. I think the 1/2 used rolls get 'recycled' and sent to 3rd world high end restaurants (like the way used t-shirts are sent to Africa). Good question about the 2nd roll......

I think the person who services the bathroom probably takes them home so they don't have to buy their own toilet paper for their SO and 18 kids. Yep, I went there.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

you should be able to tell if there's flippage even without a mark.

Is this like a GMAT question? confused.gif
post #911 of 1384
nope. But you have to document which way the paper "opens" to. If it draws from the other end later on or the next day, flippage happened.



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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I think the person who services the bathroom probably takes them home so they don't have to buy their own toilet paper for their SO and 18 kids. Yep, I went there.

i assumed this too.
post #912 of 1384

I'll tell you where it doesn't go: India

 

Also, they probably don't want to run the risk of letting it run out, so they change it far sooner than needed. I have had one of those rolls run out on me. Flushed and pulled a waddle to the other stall

post #913 of 1384
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Ok, so the new digs at my office are ok. It is nice, new, and mostly clean but there is something about the people that service the bathroom. The toilet paper dispenser has two large rolls in it and a divider so that when one roll is out you slide the divider over and gain access to the next large roll. Here lies issues and curiosities.

1. The rolls are so large and tight width wise that you need a good amount of torque to make them spin to get toilet paper.
2. The paper is this thin fresco like stuff so you just end up tearing piece of it off because it is too weak to withstand that needed torque. Needless to say there are little bits of ripped paper all over the floor from failed attempts at turning this lottery wheel. Now, with some patience, and maneuvering you can get it to work correctly, but you need a lot of paper because well the stuff is like a screen door, very thin and porous.

Now here comes the curiosity. I have never seen the first roll get lower than about half before it is replaced with a full roll. This is an issue for so many reasons.

1. As the wheel of fortune gets smaller it gets easier to spin, thus a more efficient bowel emptying process.
2. It is a waste of resources. Are they throwing out a perfectly good, more efficient half roll? What I want to know is are they at the very least rotating the rolls? For example, when they take out the half roll, do they just replace the half roll with a new one, or are they taking that second, never used roll and putting in the place of the half roll and adding a new second roll.

I hope they are rotating if not for resources, but sanitary reasons. I would think that one roll never getting used over time in a stagnant men's bathroom stall would evolve into a petri dish of delight for bacteria.

I think for this challenge I might have to try and break open this device and put a marking on the second unused roll to see if it makes a progression to the first roll.

Thoughts, feelings, reflections, advise?

If the bathroom at your job uses sheer toilet paper start looking for a new job.
post #914 of 1384
it's often a building thing, not a company thing.
post #915 of 1384
Thread Starter 
Well, I blame my company. The company owns the building.
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