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I didn't know the proper group for this...but I'm interested in responses on a random question...

If you were in a public restroom, and there was someone else in the stall next to yours, and they realized they did not have TP and said so...would you pass them some?

I THOUGHT I knew the answer to this, but I may be wrong...the world seems to have changed a lot...

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I was in a very popular eatery in Pittsburgh with my then 9 year old daughter. She went to the bathroom and came back to our table right away. She told me there was no toilet paper in the ladies room and a girl who desperately needed some. She wanted me to go get some from the men's room for her.

I was pretty proud of my kid that day. Not only did she go way out of her way to help a stranger, but she was more innovative than many adults I've known.

JimG Level 8 Sep 20, 2018

What a great kid you are parenting!

@HippieChick58 Thank you. She's not a kid any more, but she's still an amazing daughter.


Happened to me just Friday...i complimented her shoes!

Always best to be courteous!


Of course, I would.

bingst Level 8 Sep 20, 2018

I would pass someone whatever they wanted. My hope is that if I ever find myself in a similar position of extreme need, I would want someone else to take pity on me. So yeah.

Nukdookum Level 8 Sep 20, 2018

I would definitely provide toilet paper to them. I'd hope someone would provide me some in my moment of need.


I have passed TP and tampons. Why not?

UUNJ Level 8 Sep 19, 2018

Yes been there done that.

RavenCT Level 9 Sep 20, 2018

Of course I would


Yeah I would. I just don't like it when someone is talking on the cell phone next to me. It happens all the time.I wonder how many strangers there are in this world that have listened to me pee Lol!

Kojaksmom Level 8 Sep 19, 2018


everybody pees, it's no big deal.


Happened to me many times, especially while out in the clubs of Boston. I gladly help out a person in needsmile001.gif

Kriptikos Level 6 Sep 19, 2018

I'd pass them some in a heartbeat. They're in need, apparently my stall has some, it would be churlish not to.

I agree completely! However, what DID happen was my daughter was in the stall w/o paper, and said so aloud. Someone else was in the other stall, and didn't say a word. I knew there was a possibility that she didn't speak English - can't tell that by looking at shoes!. After a minute, she came out and washed her hands, and never said a word or made eye contact with me. I really wasn't sure what to think...

@slydr68 not to sound judgmental, but what an asshole.


I would spare a square.

Bjy001 Level 7 Sep 20, 2018

Of course


I would only because I could imagine myself in the same situation. I wouldn't have known to wonder if it was some sort of signal for gay sex....geez.

Seeker55 Level 8 Sep 19, 2018

Me neither...


If my memory serves me well, there is a Seinfeld episode about this.... Elaine is the one with the argument

IamNobody Level 8 Sep 19, 2018

@gebulldog That laugh! I know that laugh!

@Minta79 yup, that's the one !!!!


of course! why not?


genessa Level 8 Sep 19, 2018

umm - is there a reason not to?

HeraTera Level 7 Sep 19, 2018

Not in my mind immediately, no. But at one point I HAD considered that maybe the other person did not speak English??? When she came out, I would not have thought that to be the case, but I don't know, and am just making an unwarranted judgement based on her, not reliable...

@slydr68 Oh I understand now. I wasn't thinking of it from the point of view of the person asking. I was thinking - of course I would give it to them. No idea what her problem was. I see lots of people with headphones on all the time. Maybe could have been listening to loud music? idk


Of course


You're probably thinking of gay men signaling each other to solicit sex in men's bathrooms.

You are not male, and lesbians don't seek sex with strangers in public bathrooms, so you're safe; pass her the TP. not thinking about any of that!


Of course I would.


I've been around a while, and this has never come up. But hypothetically? Yeah, sure.

Byrdsfan Level 8 Sep 19, 2018

More likely to happen in the women's, as we use TP every time, no matter why we're there.


Why not ?

I doubt I would ever NOT, but it wasn't me in this position. I was confused because the person didn't assist...

@slydr68 Some people are just not good sharing people.
unless they had their last piece or none and they were to embarrassed to say anything. ?

@blumandolin There was plenty of paper in her stall...when she left I got some to my daughter.

@slydr68 Next stall was inhabited by an asshole then.


Fake news! There's always TP in public restrooms.

dokala Level 7 Sep 19, 2018

Obviously you haven't been in the same restrooms that I have been in.

Notnin women’s rooms

I won't say it's happened hundreds of times, but it DOES happen now and then...LOL


What if it was a bathroom with two stalls and neither one had tp?

Qiru Level 6 Sep 19, 2018

That's another discussion...

@slydr68 lol


Been there, done that.

Betty Level 7 Sep 21, 2018
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