Dunny Roll Stealers!

Submitted: Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 09:34
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Hi all,

Sue and I are just finishing a seven week stint as caretakers at the historic village of Cossack on the northern coast of WA.

It has been a great job and we've met some wonderful people - locals and travellers alike. But one thing that has us gobsmacked is the number of people who will steal the dunny roll from the public toilets in order to save themselves 60 cents and inconvenience all those who come after them!

I have been able to establish that 50% of the rolls are being knocked off by the local indigenous population and the other 50% by travellers. Folks, if you're some of the travellers that desperately need dunny paper, come to the office and we'll give you a bloody roll....lol

Cheers

Russ
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 09:46

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 09:46
That would explain why most public toilets have "John Wayne" dunny paper as no one in their right mind would use it, let alone steal it LOL

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 09:51

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 09:51
maybe the ones who were knocking the rolls of were restoring old cars and needed some 80 grit sandpaper then? LOL
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 21:44

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 21:44
Hi Russ and Sue

Yes it's most annoying to find the old no "dunny paper trick" which is why we always take our own.
I guess the small concern I have is how you determined the percentages of paper pinchers to the various groups as mentioned. On second thoughts I don't want to know.....lol

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Cheers Pop
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Follow Up By: D-Jack - Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 00:11

Tuesday, Jun 09, 2009 at 00:11
Toilet cam!
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 10:52

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 10:52
Yes, it's amazing! I remember a guy at work, who, on the day of retiring from the job, knocked off a box of toilet paper and a box of paper towel on the way out. I mean, how petty; it was pretty ordinary toilet paper and the paper towel wouldn't fit a standard kitchen dispenser anyway!
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Reply By: warfer69 - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 11:30

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 11:30
Its not only Caravan Parks etc etc,A few years back my daughters tennis coach commented about how many people are stealing toilet paper from the clubroom toilets....
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Reply By: stumbly - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 11:45

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 11:45
we've found travelling in all states, that 75% of the public dunnies have no paper 'cause some one knocked it off.
We now take our own.
3ply.Extra soft. getting fussy in our old age.
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Follow Up By: wozzie (WA) - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:42

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:42
Taking your own just in case has been a "golden" standard for many, many years now....
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Follow Up By: dact - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 21:06

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 21:06
Can't go wrong taking your own !!!
Nothing worse than walking half a mile to a public dunny, to find there is no paper, and even IF it does have some, its like sandpaper.
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Reply By: Member - Timbo - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:26

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:26
It apparently costs more than you might think:
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(Seen in the site sheds of a major construction/infrastructure project).

Seriously, we always carry a roll (or two) of our own anyway because you can never guarantee it will be available when you need it (esp. if you're camping somewhere where even a toilet isn't provided). Even if the TP hasn't been knocked off, what's provided in most places will give you almost the equivalent of a gravel-rash!
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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:28

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:28
Another pet hate of mine is those that steal the shower rose from the truck showers in a truck stop.....WTF?
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:33

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:33
Trev

so YOUR the one who steals all of our hot water huh?....:-))))))
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:53

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 12:53
Really, I wish they would steal more of them - I find the water is delivered far more gently from a hole in the wall than from the standard "needles" shower heads that eject the water in 5 penetrating borer jets - of which I only ever manage to be able to get under 2 of them at any one time! :)
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 13:35

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 13:35
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 16:53

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 16:53
Hey Doug,
What about the Chuck Norris Paper. LOL

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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 17:03

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 17:03
Man yer both Kinky :-)

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Reply By: MobiCondo - Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 22:01

Monday, Jun 08, 2009 at 22:01
We have seen rolls LOCKED to the dispenser, one would have to unroll the lot to steal it!
Agree with those who take their own into which ever loo - been caught once, never again!

Not just tourists, locals etc, I work for a BIG Aust Govt Dept and where the "Brains of the Nation" gather and work, the loos still get blocked by rolls of loo paper stuffed in them by infantile minds and still get filthied by some poor souls who must have eaten a 200L drum full of "Roothies curried stews" (Roothy of 4x4 Mag and CandM magazine) by the look and odours!
Nuff said here!
Cheers - Mobi
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