Today I got stuck in a public toilet stall without toilet paper. Okay, I guess if I had tried to line the seat before I started, I would have known, but I don't line...I squat. (And yes, I follow that time-worn rule: "if you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie and wipe the seatie.")
Although it wasn't the first time this had ever happened to me it was the first time I couldn't politely ask the person next to me to please pass some paper under the stall. That's because there was no one around. The entire bathroom was as woefully empty as the toilet paper holder.
What made this whole thing worse was that I didn't have my pocketbook with me (it happened at the gym). Going to the bathroom with your handbag is one thing that can usually get you out of a jam like this; that is, if you're lucky enough to have some tissues (and even luckier still to find some that are unused.)
Hmmm...maybe that's why women go to the bathroom in pairs...
So there I was. In a stall, business finished, and no one to come to my rescue. I guess I could have waited for the sound of pitter-patter, but I was in a rush and besides, who wants to stand there with your pants down until who-knows-when?
Let's just call it a drip-dry scenario. Fortunately, I was going straight home to shower!
What would you have done?
Happy weekend. (And always remember to pack some tissues.)