Loosing Faith...

OK, the title might be a little deceiving. Don't worry, my testimony is still strong. I'm actually just loosing faith in humanity lately, more specifically in some of the people frequenting our library bathrooms: toilet paper thieves and taggers.


For as long as there has been a bathroom in the library, people have been stealing the toilet paper. It's not the good stuff either. Although the label might say one-ply I have my suspicions that if it were possible our T.P. is actually half-ply. A few months ago we invested in state-of-the-art toilet paper and paper towel dispensers in an effort to thwart the would-be bathroom bandits. (The staff meeting when we discussed how to use the motion sensor on the paper towel dispensers was rather amusing) For a while it seemed like they were working, people could no longer just take off the entire roll and run. A few weeks or so ago people started unravelling the entire roll (do they plan on raveling the roll back onto a tube or just leave it in a pile?). Then someone resorted to breaking the dispensers to get to the toilet paper! Seriously? I know we're in an economic crisis of sorts, but half-ply toilet paper? My vote is to make people bring their own rolls. I don't think it'll happen.

I also don't understand gang members "tagging" our bathrooms. Granted, it's probably the easiest place not to get caught (apparently people have enough time to unravel a full roll of toilet paper), but what self-respecting gang member tags a library? If I was in a gang (and I would have to be pretty desperate for friends to want to be beat up by people in order to become their friends) and I saw a rival gang's tag on the bathroom stall I would bust up laughing (which would probably freak out the guy in the next stall stealing our see-through toilet paper).

3 comments:

DeAnna said...

You kind of scared me with the title but the rest made me laugh. When I worked at Ross we always had problems with people stealing the toilet paper.

MStevenson said...

At least those toilet paper stealing, gang members are reading.

Christine said...

That's hilarious! Chris thinks you should make all library patrons bring their own t.p. Or, you could put a sign on all stall doors stating that all actions are being recorded on video....although it would take quite the employee to monitor all that video!