Is this a thing now?

September 3rd, 2009 · 158 comments

Replace the roll”?  Fair enough. Any special requests after that, though, I’m not so sure about. As our submitter in Lexington, Kentucky writes: “Does that extra .34-second step really cause your day to go so horribly?”

Please leave a 'tail' hanging on the toilet paper after use. Thanks!

On the flipside…don’t flush ‘em, I understand. but…really, ladies? As our submitter in Orlando put it: “I don’t know what scares me more: the fact that this was a problem, or the fact that my employers had professional signs made up to deter people from doing it.”

Please do not throw sanitary napkins in shower. THANK YOU

related: a filthy hap pit

FILED UNDER: bathroom · hygiene · so this is a thing? · toilet paper · WTF?


158 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Neeners

    As opposed to throwing unsanitary napkins in the shower? I would prefer a clean one in there if I must put up with it in the first place. Are they cleaning them in the shower? I know these are tough times but please go out and splurge on yourself a little.

    Sep 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   mamason bang

      I thought the sanitary napkins were so I wouldn’t splurge on myself.

      Sep 3, 2009 at 11:56 pm   rating: 100  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Neeners

      That’s why they have wings.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:47 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Brad F.

      Maxi pads. It’ll give you wings. ???

      Sep 4, 2009 at 5:55 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   TheOldSchool

      Brad,

      I believe Neeners was referring to the fact that young urban pigeons are now using these products as futons.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:38 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      I’m surprised the sign poster (regarding the toilet paper sign) didn’t take it the extra mile and demand that the tail either be inny or outty. Ya know? I grew up in a family that liked the tail to be inny (or posterior), but when I got my own place I found that I preferred it outty (or anterior).

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:15 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   Canthz_B bang

      Brad, maxi-pads will give you wings?
      That’s just communist propaganda!

      A bunch of Red Bull!

      Sep 8, 2009 at 12:23 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Faux Pas

    That clown paper border is terrifying.

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:06 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Neeners

      I have coulrophobia, an unhealthy fear of clowns. The only good clown is a dead clown as they say! They are just too creepy, maybe because they are trying too hard and they are all up in your face trying to make you laugh. Go away clown! We don’t want your kind here.

      Sep 3, 2009 at 11:10 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   TheOldSchool

      Neeners, I had to chuckle when I read your comment. I’m not castigating you, but it’s quite obvious that you haven’t spent much time on the carny circuit.

      If you had, you’d know that, contrary to most people’s expectations, clowns have a well-deserved reputation for being the most well-read, trustworthy and reliable members of any traveling troupe.

      My grandparents were contortionists. They, too, had well-earned reputations –

      as thieving, conning, unreliable, rat-bastard drunks — and THAT was how they were viewed by those of us who were related to them.

      That said, they were generous people who loved to give us gifts whenever they were in town.

      It’s just that they loved to take, even more.

      Sep 3, 2009 at 11:28 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Neeners

      For Halloween I once dressed as a murdered clown complete with butcher knife through the head and a rubber bullet hole on the forehead, fake blood of course. Dressing in that outfit was terrible, but I had to face my fear and derived a special satisfaction from it. I did so with all the dignity I could muster. Plus I made a little extra on the side doing balloon animals.

      Sep 3, 2009 at 11:49 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   mamason bang

      Doing balloon animals? 8-O

      heh heh heh

      Sep 3, 2009 at 11:59 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Neeners

      Well I was in a clown costume, who the hell wants to do a mercy *$#@ with someone in a clown costume? People do have their standards. What’s a poor clown to do?

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:02 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   itdb

      neeners… there are some people who enjoy that sort of thing….

      *shifty look*

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:13 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   MAMARILLA2 bang

      We all float down here, Faux Pas.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 8:56 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Lawrence of Arabia

      Neeners, is there an “unhealthy” fear of clowns? Clowns are horrible and fear of them sounds pretty darn healthy to me!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 9:20 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   Meesh

      Beep beep, Richie.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:16 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I’m Jo-Jo the ice cream clown, we’ll give you a stick, you’ll give it a lick. And it’ll tickle you all the way down.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.11   TheOldSchool

      Does anyone here happen to know of any balloon animal artists who can perform similiar feats with, say … life-sized, inflatable love-dolls?

      I have a friend … who has a personal posse of them, and he’s curious. But you can’t touch GiGi!

      NOBODY TOUCHES (OR DEFILES) GIGI!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.12   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      I had a friend in college who shared his apartment with a room mate named Sparkles the Clown. He had about two weird stories per day about this clown. We all concluded that the clown stories and stereotypes are completely true and then some, based on this clown’s behaviour.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.13   MAMARILLA2 bang

      The master and I are going to have words. He knows I hate clowns. God, I hate them. I hate them all. I hate Bozo, Ronald, Chuckles with their freakin’ dumb noses and their lousy party hats! Arrgh! I don’t mind being short, fat, and ugly, but the pay sucks!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.14   pony girl bang

      Clowns are evil.
      They are demons in disguise.
      I shoot them on sight.
      That’s why I live in Texas; it’s legal here.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 4:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   nigedo bang

    Tail? What sort of tail? I prefer not to find anything hanging on toilet paper myself.

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:08 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Neeners

      A racoon’s tail is preferred, other substitutions are acceptable only when one can’t be found in the immediate vicinity.

      Sep 3, 2009 at 11:13 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   QuarterRoy00 bang

      I like to leave a tail of dingle-berries. Always nice to have a snack when you’re dropping a deuce.

      Sep 3, 2009 at 11:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   nigedo bang

      A racoon’s tail? Oh I see. Is it a game for poor, rural American children? Like “pin the tail on the donkey” except it’s a toilet roll and you have to hunt and skin an animal for its tail before you can play?

      Is that actually some carefully prepared birthday play area at a trailer park?

      Sep 3, 2009 at 11:28 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   Neeners

      We used to play pin the tail on the possum in my trailer park but man those bastards bite hard!

      Sep 3, 2009 at 11:53 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   nigedo bang

      I bet it was you that started the napkin fights in the showers too.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   Neeners

      Well……how did you know?

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   Maas

      The part that worries me is that they want you to leave a tail on the toilet paper after you use it, I guess so someone can fish it out more easily.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      @3.7: That’s grodey.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   Snippy

      “I wouldn’t be caught dead in them, they’re dead grotty.”
      - George Harrison in A Hard Day’s Night

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   QuarterRoy00 bang

    Well if I can’t throw sanitary napkins in the shower I will just have to stick them gently on the walls and floor. Or throw them at other people by the lockers. There are no signs against that.

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:25 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   nigedo bang

    snippy snip plx :*

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Snippy

      Leave me out of it.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Will

    It seems like passive-aggressive people focus 99% of their attention on either the bathroom or the kitchen. it’s fascinating.

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:35 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   TheOldSchool

      It may seem that way, Will, but the way things seem is often at variance from the way things are.

      My penis “seems” big.

      My penis “is” enormous.

      (Insert 18 paragraphs of microscopic legalese and various disclaimers here.)

      Sep 3, 2009 at 11:46 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   ryanmalloy

    Thanks to this website, we are familiar with people taking a dump in the shower. I’m not sure if toilet paper was involved there.
    But sanitary napkins? That’s a new one…

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Neeners

    “Please leave a ‘tail’ on the toilet paper AFTER use.” Gross, wouldn’t that be as unsanitary as the napkins in the shower? Used toilet paper shaped into a tail? How about putting it in the shape of a point like they do at the Holiday Inn also? Bite me, you’re lucky I put a new roll on in the first place bud!

    Sep 3, 2009 at 11:59 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   C.S. Harmonikah

      I’d prefer the person who just wiped their ass handling the “untainted” toilet paper as less as possible.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:37 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Julie

    I know someone whose dormitory had a problem with girls leaving used tampons in the showers… I had no idea women were so gross.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:01 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Neeners

      Well they can’t all be genteel, delicate flowers. I bet Wendy O. Williams would have done it just to say screw the establishment. Then it would have been like performance art or something.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:11 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      I think I’ve mentioned something about this before here at PAN: yes, when I first learned of the grossness of women, I was in some disbelief.

      Exhibit A: At my old company (small, about 200 employees), the founder lady, in tears, had to call a special meeting for the women to discuss their filthy bathroom habits. Apparently, these seemingly regular women at this white collar company would manage to arrange blood everywhere possible in the women’s lavatory on a daily basis. They would also have #1 and #2 problems from the “hovering” technique that they all apparently employed.

      When this was revealed to the men at the office, we felt genuine pride in the standard of cleanliness that we had upheld. I mean, dang, our bathroom was really clean.

      One day, though, some joker did a number two right next to the toilet in the men’s room, so our pride was kicked down a notch.

      Exhibit B: My ex girlfriend told me that her big sister liked to fart under her blanket and then smell it.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 2:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Neeners

      #9.2-Exhibit B:
      The “Lone Covered Wagon” is often performed by previously abused women whose boyfriends used to hold their heads under the covers and fart. Although the relationship is now over, the act brings some comfort and memory of the lost relationship. Or……she’s just one wierd chick!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   clumber

      #9.1 Neeners – I was horrified to recently discover that my spouse had no idea who Wendy O. Williams is. I was even more horrified to discover that W.O.W. is no longer with us, taken by her own hand. Way bummer. Thanks a lot, damn wikipedia, thanks a lot! Stupid intertubes and their 24/7 all knowledge and lies all the time… RIP WOW and her Plasmatics.

      Sep 10, 2009 at 1:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   Sara

      Tampons in the shower? Did this happen at Carrie White’s high school? Next, someone should leave an anonymous threat to light the gymnasium on fire if anyone ever throws and/or pours anything bloody or blood-related on her ever again, such as at the school prom.

      Were there any chants of “plug it up!” in there, too?

      BTW, I’m from Wendy O’s hometown. Didn’t know until some guy asked me if we were related. And no, we’re not.

      Nov 6, 2009 at 5:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   mamason bang

    Maybe they were just playing a light hearted game of catch. You know how playful naked women can be.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:05 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Lawrence of Arabia

      So true Mamason! Pillowfights are fiction, but sanitary napkin fights happen all the time when you get more than 3 women in the same room.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 9:23 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    But, no bridal shower is complete without the traditional throwing of the sanitary napkin.

    It’s said to be predictive of who gets their period next!

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:26 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Neeners

      Do you mean a “bridal shower” or a bride’s “shower”?
      At those weddings instead of throwing rice, boxes of panty liners are passed out to the gathering crowd to throw at the bride and groom. At the better weddings they are monogrammed as keepsakes for the scrapbook, something like: “Jake & Sissy Now and Forever September 2009″ (in gold of course). Class!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.2   Canthz_B bang

      Well, that sounds safer than a bridle shower!

      A wise bride would say neigh to that idea! :lol:

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:53 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.3   Neeners

      A studly groom would nag her to use the bridle on the honeymoon

      Sep 4, 2009 at 1:13 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.4   Canthz_B bang

      That’s the mane idea of a bridle shower!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 1:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.5   T imo® bang

      And to spur her on to new heights!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:17 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.6   MAMARILLA2 bang

      She might have to hoof it back home to mudder.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:24 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.7   Meesh

      Especially if her stallion turns out to be a gelding.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.8   TheOldSchool

      Since I’m prone to getting saddled with night mares, I’m going to ask that you please rein in this thread. I cant…er… bare backing into them again.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:50 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.9   MAMARILLA2 bang

      There is a Flicka of hope that it might improve. If someone can find the proper Trigger.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:00 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.10   BlackMarketBeagle

      I’m saddled with the memory of that night- I read the Canterbury Tales to stay awake.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 2:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.11   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Perhaps we should try another tack, everyone seems to be rearing up in objection to the punny direction this thread has pony-ed up.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:10 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.12   TheOldSchool

      I’m chompin’ at the bit to move on. Their voices are too hoarse.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.13   Canthz_B bang

      Finally, the horse-play has ended.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:28 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.14   mamason bang

      Whoa!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #11.15   pony girl bang

      I am in awe.
      I bow down to all of y’all.

      Oct 11, 2009 at 4:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Canthz_B bang

    Sanitary napkins are just fine tossed into showers.
    It’s the unsanitary ones they should be concerned about.

    Shucks! Neeners, comment #8.

    Gotta remember to ctrl+F

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Neeners

      I was on one tonight, anything to avoid homework. I usually never comment this much. I think I may have nightmares about clowns throwing sanitary napkins at Wendy O. Williams in a possum skin coat.

      Nite all, I’ve exhausted my resources!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:35 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Canthz_B bang

    I wonder which wag came up with the idea of calling it a tail?

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:32 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      A tad Freudian, I think. It all smells abit doggy to me.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:19 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   mamason bang

      Then it would be Pavlovian, wouldn’t it, M’rilla?

      :-P

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:56 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      *bing*

      Sep 5, 2009 at 9:59 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   mamason bang

      *drool*

      Sep 5, 2009 at 10:47 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Alyssa

    I think for the tail one they might be referring to one of those really scary big plastic things that traps the roll so far up that it’s impossible to get paper out if someone doesn’t leave a tail
    Just saying – maybe.. haha but maybe not. This site *is* full of signs that are a little… excessive :P

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Neeners

      That’s why the racoon’s tail comes in handy. If you put him in there and pull, he’s bound to drag that last bit out for you.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:44 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Canthz_B bang

    Lavatory reading, by Geoffrey Chaucer XVII:

    The Toilet Paper Tails

    Sep 4, 2009 at 12:41 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   aaa bang

    All I have to say about the second one is EWWWWWWWWW. Menstruation is so fucking nasty. It’s like regular bleeding, but a thousand times grosser and with all sorts of random other ick thrown in. :c

    Sep 4, 2009 at 1:29 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   mamason bang

      Ok… TMI!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 1:33 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   aaa bang

      Pssh! I didn’t put any details in at all! Trust me, I’ve got about a thousand different nasty menstrual images running through my head right now. I’m just too nice to post them. :D

      Sep 4, 2009 at 1:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   itdb

      aww really? I don’t think periods are THAT bad, apart from all the pain, PMS, general mess, lumps of-

      ok, you win.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:19 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   se

      ok, guys(and gals) who can claim their “red wings”?

      Sep 4, 2009 at 8:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   Lawrence of Arabia

      “all sorts of random other stuff thrown in?” Like, uh what? vegetable peelings and mince-meat pies?
      Its not sanitary, but its not any worse than any other body fluid you guzzle on a saturday night.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 9:27 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.6   T imo® bang

      Shepherdess pie.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.7   Meesh

      I agree with LA. Anything that was once inside your body that is then outside it is gross. Blood, pus, it’s all the same IMO.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.8   TheOldSchool

      Women always seem to enjoy making their periods seem as if they are some huge ordeal.

      Yet, one rarely hears us men moaning about our daily genital bleeding.

      (Not to mention the pain we endure when lancing the pus-crusty boils on our nutsacks.*)

      * Remind me to tell you sometime about the one I call “My Own Dang (ling) Vesuvius.”

      Or, better yet, go watch my epic battle in high-def on youtube.

      I do wish Stevie Nicks would sing a song called: “Pus-Slide,” and dedicate it to my former neighbors who lost their homes.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:09 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.9   famine

      Along the lines of “. . .and with all sorts of other random ick thrown in.”
      (Way more funny than gross, not to worry!)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PwwMUZmhik

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.10   MAMARILLA2 bang

      16.7 Meesh, I was going to say that babies don’t count, but then I thought a bit longer and realized that they are not always an exception.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.11   mamason bang

      Meesh, I don’t know what you’ve got going on “down there”, but there’s a world of difference between the “monthlies” and pus flowing from the vadge. 8-O

      Sep 5, 2009 at 12:03 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.12   GK bang

      This conversation is bloody disgusting!

      Sep 7, 2009 at 5:16 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.13   Powdered Toastman

      #16-We all come from that random ick of which you speak, so all mom’s should get the “Vadge of Honor” in my book. Then they have to put up with that “ick” talking back to them for 18+ years.

      Sep 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Powdered Toastman bang

    If they would just keep a trash can in the shower they could avoid all this nasty business.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 1:30 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   se

      gbrx failure

      Sep 4, 2009 at 8:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   mamason bang

    Well, I happen to think it could be useful to have some sanitary napkins in the shower. You know… in case someone poops.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 1:35 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Neeners

      They should have Depends in there for that maybe.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 6:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   bowloftoast bang

    Maybe the napkins weren’t so much thrown in the shower as left there. Perhaps some enterprising employee was just practicing the three R’s and an overzealous putzfrau interrupted the process…would also explain the note about ‘throwing’ sanitary napkins in the microwave.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 2:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Brad F.

    I’m not really surprised. Women as a whole are far more disgusting and vile than men could ever be. I’ve heard stories about menstrual blood being smeared on the walls of bathrooms, dripped all over seats, etc etc.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 5:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Bernd das Brot bang

      Yeah, I’ve heard those stories too. The voices in my head told me all about these vile women spreading their disgusting blood all over the place. Regular blood I can stomach but menstrual blood just scares the shit out of me.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 8:44 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   TheOldSchool

      Menstrual singers, too.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:12 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      You hear all this talk about being on a menstrual cycle, but you never actually see one out on the streets…

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:38 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.4   Neeners

      And yet, how many of you guys still have relations with your significant others while they are… how do we put this delicately…… “Having a visit from Uncle Fred” we used to say in jr. high.

      Hypocrites I say. I would be willing to bet there are quite a few of you disgusted gentlemen who have done some really gross things especially while drunk (I used to work at a bar). But I digress…. Yea your right, there are some real sweathog ladies in this world, I think a couple of them were posing as ladies PE coaches in my 8th grade year.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:16 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.5   Powdered Toastman

      20.2-The Wandering Menstruals are awesome!
      http://www.myspace.com/dylanjamesandthewanderingminstrels

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.6   TheOldSchool

      Neeners, I hope you and your jr. high school friends reported Uncle Fred to the authorities.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:35 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.7   Neeners

      We did but he had contacts with them and with everyone else I seemed to complain to him about.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 6:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.8   Canthz_B bang

      I heard that menstruation can make you go blind and grow hair on the palms of your hands.

      That’s probably why I’ve never done it, huh?

      Sep 5, 2009 at 12:45 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   CrankyProfessor

    Have none of you seen Carrie?

    The shower scene, where the evil bitches throw sanitary napkins at Carrie scarred me about blondes for life!

    Sep 4, 2009 at 6:22 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Plug it up! Plug it up!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 8:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   tinkerbell2

      dammit, Cranky, you beat me to it.

      (you beat Snarky to it, too, but Snarky didn’t notice)

      Sep 4, 2009 at 10:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   Lexi

      This was the first thing that popped into my head, too…I wondered if anybody would finally mention it!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.4   Scribbles the Monkey bang

      Note to self: don’t watch Carrie.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:09 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.5   Neeners

      I missed that part or blocked it out mentally it was so ugly.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 6:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.6   Suzie

      I can’t believe I had to scroll down this far to find a Carrie reference!

      Sep 14, 2009 at 6:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   auditory cortex

    I gave a job talk at a UK university a couple of years ago. In the ladies toilet was a sign asking people not to throw used tampons on the floor ‘because the cleaners refuse to pick them up’. I was impressed that the sign writer felt they needed to give people a reason not to do that.

    Sadly, no photo, as these were the dark days before I found this site.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 7:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Snarky

    I had the shower scene from Carrie flash through my head when I read the second one.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   N/A

    Looks like it’s a sign in a preschool or elementary school. I’m betting they had issues with kids not wiping because some other amusing kid rotated the roll so they had to fish around and turn it all the way round to find the end. Who’s going to bother when there’s play-doh to be played with? It’s so annoying when you have to dig around up there to find the end, especially since so many places seem to mount the dispensers way down the wall for no apparent reason.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 9:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   C.S. Harmonikah

    I wonder how much the signmaker giggled when he had to make that sign.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 10:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   TheOldSchool

      Signmakers rarely giggle.

      They titter.

      They’re titterers who titter their lives away.

      But it beats mucking out showers.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:18 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #25.2   C.S. Harmonikah

      yer mom titters!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 3:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Michelle S.

    I have concluded that people are insane.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:33 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   Bernd das Brot bang

      Eureka!

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   THX SANDRA

      come again?

      Sep 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   Snippy

      Ready when you are, Sandy. :twisted:

      Sep 4, 2009 at 5:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Michelle S.

    I have concluded that people are insane.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Bernd das Brot bang

      This sounded more insightful the first time.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 11:50 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   TheOldSchool

      Bdb,

      I don’t know…. The first time, I just kinda rushed through it. In one orifice and out the other. It was like a tadpole jumping through donut hole.

      Upon rereading it, however, the message penetrated my elasticized-but-still-nonetheless-flimsy tissue that my body employs to supposedly protect itself from ideas, and then that little message began to gradually transform itself into a tangible presence within the ovum of my psyche.

      Sometimes, when I put my hands on my head, I can feel it kicking.

      It’s gestating right now, so I’ll ask everyone to keep their voices quiet.

      To Michelle S., I just want to say “thank you” for not giving up on me after your first comment dribbled down my leg like a runny egg. The problem wasn’t you, it was me. I’ll be forever grateful that you bellied back up to the bar and gave me another shot at receiving your insightful gift. I can’t allow myself to blubber. I don’t want to wake up you-know-what.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 12:14 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.3   Snippy

      I have concluded that Michelle S. is impatient.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 1:04 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.4   bowloftoast bang

      TOS, if we all keep our voices quiet, your tangible presence will never acclimate to the hubbub of the tangible world. You’ll have a hell of a time getting it to sleep through the night.

      Sep 6, 2009 at 10:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.5   TheOldSchool

      BOT, you were so right. Last night, it was kicking from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m..

      I just laid there perfectly still. Finally, it stopped. I rolled over onto my side, and then discovered it was only pretending to sleep. It started this incessant, high-pitched, Yoko Ono-esque wailing: “I’ve concluded people are insane.” Over and over and over.

      I decided that the only way to beat it was to join it. I started screaming with it.

      Yes, I was arrested. They planned on keeping me in the cell until Tuesday, but the guards couldn’t handle the truth being exclaimed so vociferously, so I was released and asked not to return.

      It’s asleep finally. I’m tired, but a good kind of tired. The vanilla milkshakes I’m drinking are so soothing….

      Sep 6, 2009 at 11:10 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.6   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Play Mozart softly in the background…

      Sep 7, 2009 at 9:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   TheOldSchool

    The signs I had installed in my bathrooms say:

    “This toilet paper is for decorative use only.”

    Sep 4, 2009 at 11:45 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   mamason bang

      The sign in my bathroom is hung just above the TP dispenser and it says, “That’s how I roll.”

      Sep 5, 2009 at 12:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Canthz_B bang

      And I respected that sign, TOS. Too bad you didn’t make one for the “good towels”. ;-)

      Sep 5, 2009 at 12:16 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   pope suburban

    The second sign actually becomes quite reasonable when you learn it’s in Carrie’s old high school. One burned-down prom was more than enough for them.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Snippy

      Yes, that was an amusing observation when it was posted nearly 8 hours ago. (See CrankyProfessor and tinkerbell2 earlier in this thread.)

      Or, to quote Bernd das Brot: “This sounded more insightful the first time.”

      Sep 4, 2009 at 2:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   Snippy

    [Yet another careless gigglebrax fail.] :oops:

    Sep 4, 2009 at 2:15 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Mi

    They should have had these printed for my dorm floor one year. We had a huffy sit-down with our RA about the used tampons in the shower. The janitorial staff was threatening to stop cleaning our floor. Ew-zers.

    Sep 4, 2009 at 2:50 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Snippy

      Bullshit! I don’t care what the topic of discussion might be, you cannot make a bicycle sit down.

      Sep 4, 2009 at 4:21 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   Xenobiologista

    Both in my college dorm in the USA and my sister’s college dorm in Singapore, you could find tampons and pads in the shower. For the information of those unfamiliar with dorm life, it IS a pain in the neck to have to go into a toilet stall, remove the old tampon/pad, shower, go back into the toilet to put in a new tampon/pad, but circumventing that by leaving used menstrual products in a public space is inexcusable.

    Sep 6, 2009 at 10:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   EclecticB

      Or…. You could just change when you use the toilet, instead of when you shower. That’s what I did in the dorms :-p

      Sep 8, 2009 at 8:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   thatjessicagirl bang

    Once again – the first one isn’t passive aggressive. Just picky. The second isn’t either. Just because someone leaves a note doesn’t automatically qualify it as PA.
    Funny.
    But not PA.

    Sep 7, 2009 at 12:02 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   TheOldSchool

      TJG, if it is alright with you, maybe we can get everyone here to pony our funds together so that we might pay you a suitable salary, so that, before any of these notes get posted on the internet, you can ascertain whether or not they meet your criteria.

      Sep 7, 2009 at 2:06 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   GK bang

      We’re very sorry, Jessica. Please let us refund you the valuable time and money you wasted reading our paltry offering on the altar of your wit. We abase ourselves before your stern gaze, O lady.

      Sep 7, 2009 at 5:18 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      No Refunds…You’ve been on the site more that an hour…We can only do refund within the first 15 minutes of check in..

      Sep 7, 2009 at 9:45 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.4   GK bang

      But it’s thatjessicagirl! Surely we can make an exception for a personage of her fame and ancestry… not to mention all her charitable work!

      Sep 7, 2009 at 9:51 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.5   park rose bang

      Never mindly doodly daddly.

      Sep 7, 2009 at 9:56 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.6   MAMARILLA2 bang

      GK, if I make an exception for tjg, then I have to make the same exception for every one. Then I would have to start posting hand written signs and all

      Sep 7, 2009 at 10:04 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.7   park rose bang

      Surely you could make an exception, though, ‘rilla, considering

      The wonderful thing about tjgs!…..Is tjgs! are wonderful things…..Their tops are made out of rubber…..The bottoms are made out of springs…..They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy…..Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun…..But the most wonderful thing about tjgs! is…..she’s the only one…..The wonderful thing about tjgs!…..Is tjgs! are wonderful chaps …..They’re loaded with vim and vigor…..They love to leap in your laps…..They’re jumpy, bumpy, clumpy, thumpy…..Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun…..But the most wonderful thing about tjgs! is…..she’s the only one…..tjgs! are cuddly fellows…..tjgs! are awfully sweet…..Everyone else is jealous….. That’s why I repeat…..The wonderful thing about tjgs! …. Is tjgs! are wonderful things…..Grrrrrrrrrrrrr ! ! ! !

      I know how found you are of bouncy, trouncy flouncy, pouncies! ;)

      Sep 7, 2009 at 10:45 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.8   MAMARILLA2 bang

      The best I am authorized to discount is 20%…And I think I can get you a voucher for a free visit in the future. I’m hoping that you will accept this offer thatjessicagirl, I regret your inconvienience and If you would next time let us know that there is a problem sooner. we can prevent these minor issues.

      Sep 7, 2009 at 11:21 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   park rose

    What the Dickens? It’s obviously the tail of two shitties.

    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:58 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #34.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      It was the best of signs, it was the worst of signs.

      Sep 7, 2009 at 1:07 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #34.2   Canthz_B bang

      “tell Wind and Fire where to stop,” returned madame; “but don’t tell me where to throw my sanitary napkins.”

      Sep 7, 2009 at 2:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #35   MAMARILLA2 bang

    :oop: .

    Sep 7, 2009 at 11:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Canthz_B bang

    I’d appreciate a clarification as to where to leave a toilet paper “tail”.
    On the roll, out of my butt or on my shoe as in a Roseanne Roseannadanna moment?

    For those who may not be familiar with SNL’s Gilda Radner character Roseanne Roseannadanna:

    She was talking about eating a hamburger in a restaurant and how she felt something hard in it. And she spit it out and it was white and looked like a toenail. She said, “I thought I was gonna die. I mean, what was a toenail doing in my hamburger?” Then she went to the restroom and on the way to the restroom she saw Princess Lee Radziwill who she described as the “classy lady that no one knows where she’s the princess of.” But what the Princess didn’t know was she had a tiny piece of toilet paper hanging off her shoe, and she was walking around and the toilet paper wouldn’t fall off. “I thought I was gonna be sick. So I says to her, ‘Hey Princess Lee—what are ya tryin’ to do, make me sick?’ ” So Jane Curtin asked her what this had to do with anything. Roseanne said, “Well it just goes to show you, it’s always something, you either got a toenail in your hamburger or toilet paper clinging to your shoe.”

    Sep 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   Analogeyser

      And the musical guest that night was none other than Ella Fitzgerald who sang “A-Tisket A-Tasket”, her big hit done in the jazz style known as —-.

      Or maybe I’m misremembering and the musical guest was —-man Crothers…

      Sep 20, 2009 at 1:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   Anthony McKenzie

    There are classes for eating and dining politely, maybe there needs to be some kind of class for toilet-roll etiquette.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 12:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   pony girl bang

    I just have to mention that the first note is just beautiful.
    Such perfect penmanship. And the writing is so even.
    *sigh*

    Oct 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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