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What's behind the great toilet rolls theft?

Cateran
Cateran

I saw this headline on the media this morning. Any comments?

Answers on bog roll paper, please.

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I think people are scared to run out of such a necessity but guess what............we’ve run out!!!!!! I don’t believe it! (quoting Victor Meldrew). Xxxx

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to sassy59

Well well but, did the police get to the bottom of the mystery or was it all flushed away?

sassy59
sassy59
in reply to Cateran

Excellent! Xx

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to sassy59

Thank you sassy. I thought that I had lost it here.

sassy59
sassy59
in reply to Cateran

No, not yet Cateran xxx stay safe xxxx 👍😘

katieoxo60
katieoxo60
in reply to sassy59

Sorry to hear that Sassy, in our area we have some telephone numbers to contact who will deliver if they have any and you are in isolation for what ever reason. Take care both xx

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to katieoxo60

Has my punning backfired on me katieoxo or am I missing something here?

sassy59
sassy59
in reply to katieoxo60

I was just having a joke with Cateran Katie but thank you for replying. We have loo roll and are doing well.

Hope you’re ok. Stay safe xxxx

katieoxo60
katieoxo60
in reply to sassy59

Good to hear :) :)

sassy59
sassy59
in reply to katieoxo60

😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

During the war we cut up old newspapers into squares, made a hole in one corner and threaded a piece of string through, made a loop and hung it near the loo. Not the biggest problem we faced!

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to Lyd12

I wouldn't think that it was a problem you faced, lyd12, but rather somewhere else?

Lyd12
Lyd12
in reply to Cateran

I was eleven when the war ended, so remember it well, and shortages went on for a long time after the end of the war. Cuttng up papers was a job for the children, and the papers were hung on a nail in the outside loo. Love Iris x

Ergendl
Ergendl
in reply to Lyd12

As late as the 70s, a pub near Keswick still used cut up newspaper for toilet roll in the outside toilets.

Lyd12
Lyd12
in reply to Ergendl

That is surprising, part of the outdoor decor!

katieoxo60
katieoxo60
in reply to Lyd12

Hello, there was a warning put out not to put anything but toilet paper down the loo as it would block up and you might have problems getting a plumber out. Oh how things have changed since the war. Take care x

Don-1931
Don-1931
in reply to katieoxo60

They didn't have flush toilets in Iris's day. 😉

katieoxo60
katieoxo60
in reply to Don-1931

Now I remember there being communal toilets and wash houses , no flush just sling a bucket of water down. Heres a tip for nowadays use waste tank additive for camping toilets that will dissolve the paper what ever type :) ;) and no flushing.

Don-1931
Don-1931
in reply to katieoxo60

Actually the fluid used in camping toilets does not dissolve even ordinary toilet paper very well. Many camping site have septic tanks and are very particular what you put in them. Look what you sparked off now Cateran 🤣

katieoxo60
katieoxo60
in reply to Don-1931

Glad to see everyone is still in a jovial mood to spi te the seriousness of all this. I guess you may be right about toilet chemicals . What do all these people want so many toilet rolls for or are they buying for whole street ???????????????

Don-1931
Don-1931
in reply to katieoxo60

Perhaps they are going to take the place of money, shops don't want cash any more.

Itr = £5

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to Don-1931

Oh Don, I am hanging my head in shame (not down the lavvy pan though I might risk it in the bidet) at what I quite innocently started, but it was all just an extended pun.

Lyd12
Lyd12
in reply to Don-1931

We did at home Don but not when we spent some time in Berkshire as a rest from the bombs. We shared a newly builtCouncil house with some relatives which had a bathroom, unusable, and an outside loo which was emptied periodically by the man of the house, who dug various holes in the garden to bury the waste, where our vegetables were grown, covered in caterpillars I might add!

Everywhere I've lived we've had a septic tank, as does my brother's house where I'm staying now, so I've got used to not putting anything down the toilet.

Fascinating conversation 😁

poemsgalore1
poemsgalore1
in reply to Lyd12

We were still doing it in the 1950s Iris. Almost as bad were Izal rolls. Now we're spoiled with cushion, quilted and even aloe Vera. 😳

Lyd12
Lyd12
in reply to poemsgalore1

Ha, Izal! Shiny and stiff, worse than newspaper!

I started work in early 1950s and clearly remember sweet rationing ending and thinking I could just walk in the sweet shop every day and buy. a Sixpenny bar of chocolate! Happy days!

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to 2greys

The clue to my rather juvenile pun with which I started this thread 2g is in the ethical toilet reference Who Gives A Crap. I guess that I got what I deserved (that is IF folk are not stringing me along and going with the spoof). More fool me.

Just watched a YouTube video about ancient Egyptians and to dry themselves they used their hands! That would work if you washed your hands afterwards 😁 x

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to hypercat54

See my reply to 2greys above, I am beginning to loop the loop and caught up in my own spoof.

Not all people use toilet paper , what about showering our lower parts :) or wet wipes like for babies or a flannel and wash it after. Thats my serious mind working overtime . I haven't lost the plot yet either . Have fun

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to katieoxo60

You have come to my rescue katie. Now I think a visit to the thunder box is on the agenda! With a stock of pages of The Daily Wail suitable hooked within clutching distance...

katieoxo60
katieoxo60
in reply to Cateran

he he he :) :) x

Thank you cateran . You have given me an abundance of laughs .i am full admiration forall the punning ability shown. More please

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to Jaybird19

Thank you Jaybird for the kind compliment. Give me a while to get back to you on scatological, things while I have a sit and ponder (I did say sit didn't I?) Must keep my puns within the bounds of decency!

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to Jaybird19

The Big Issue is what my dog regularly leaves on the lawn.

Jaybird19
Jaybird19
in reply to Cateran

Im no good at puns but do enjoy hearing them. That was great yesterday. Your dog obviously has the same opinion as me about certain actions lately.

Number nine very funny but nine isnt anywhere enough to express my feelings!

Carry on punning .,! Please.

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to Jaybird19

Carry on Punning. I like it Jaybird...that was a great comedy series. So, here goes the continuation them: Carry On Up the U-Bend. Carry on Public Convenience ( or should that be Carry On Cottaging? ) kind of risky that one so apologies in anticipation of Carry On Matron you Naughty Boy.

Jaybird19
Jaybird19
in reply to Cateran

"Òooh you are naughty but i like it"

I read that there were two carry on films on BBC sat but didnt give date . ??this sat. I missed all the carry on films somehow . Must have been otherwise occupied !

I watched a hancock half hour this week but it was made using original voices , very odd. I thought it was radio ptogramme only.

I won the lottery yesterday! Well, not exactly. But I DID get 9 toilet rolls delivered. Woohoo!! xx Moy

Cateran
Cateran
in reply to MoyB

Would you call that a Number 9?

You’ve probably seen this funny video already but just in case

Ergendl
Ergendl
in reply to Hanne62

Sadly video unavailable.

Hanne62
Hanne62
in reply to Ergendl

Type “The Ballad of Dunny Roll” into

Google or YouTube. It’s worth watching x

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