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Friday, May 8, 2009

The Perfect End to Another Messed Up Work Week

More brilliant ideas!!

Due to the economic downturn, the huge budget deficit in the city where I live, and the 13% unemployment here... the all-wise elected ones have once again failed to make financially smart decisions...ya know, roadside flowers and pools are DEFINITELY a necessity, while losing 150 police officers is no reason for concern.....

One Commissioner commented, "During these tough economic times, it is important that the public know we are not wasting taxpayer dollars on what some may call essential supplies. There are plenty of substitutes for ... toilet paper, for example... such as: parking tickets, pay stubs, tree leaves, corn cobs, and that huge pile of papers waiting to be shredded. It's time for County employees to quit whining and get creative."

Anyway, one of the ways the Commissioners have decided to cut back is by buying toilet paper glued so well that it only comes off the roll in tiny pieces. The Commissioners feel this move will not only preserve the County's supply of toilet paper, but also save thousands of dollars for the County.

Looks like now it'll be BYOTP to work every day for me....but I'll be sure to inform my co-workers about just how to make due with only those little pieces -- thanks to Spaz!

Thank God it's Friday!!

10 comments:

Shawn said...

Has anyone EVER had a pleasant toilet paper experience in a public place? Why is it always the cheapest 30 grit bullshit paper ever made? Jeez, spring for the good stuff, people. It's worth it!

Winky Twinky said...

You got that right...My other public restroom peeve is how LOW they put the damn holders!! When they had to update to code a few years ago, I asked the installers to please put them up higher, to which I was told it would violate the ADA laws -- OMG!! Like people in wheelchairs find it easier to stand on their heads to reach that low... they're all just brilliant! (done with rant, thankyou)

Da Old Man said...

Where I used to work they decided the best way to make a stall handicapped was to combine 2 stalls into one. The TP dispenser was then on what would have been the farthest possible distance from the bowl, and absolutely unreachable without getting up and walking across the stall.
Yeah, it was a business for disabled people, so they should have had a clue.

Winky Twinky said...

Damn...buncha tards.....You'd THINK!!! But they have no frickin CLUE!!!

Marissa said...

LMAO "corn cobs"! Are we actually talking about using the husk? Or using the cob as a "pipe cleaner"?

DouglasDyer said...

You could use those late payment notices in a pinch. They are usually printed on soft, high bond paper.

Phillipia said...

Why don't they understand that better quality TP would increase productivity: Better TP means less stall time ....one-square at a time....

Winky Twinky said...

Marissa: I'm not sure quite what they were inferring with that one, but if I were to guess, I'd say they were telling us all to do the latter :)

Douglas: GREAT idea!! Seems like most of us have some of those layin around these days...

Phillipia: You'd think... supervisor: WHY were you in there so long? employee: was I? I didn't notice..it took 342 pulls to get a handful of tp...OH, it's lunch time!!

Tim Higgins said...

Nice to know they know where to draw the line. Art loans, county poet laureates, and job training; but not once extra cent for TP.

Winky Twinky said...

Yep, you know it...