You may think this thread is going to be pretty disgusting.
Don't worry, it's not.
I just wanted to remind you all that keeping a spare roll of toilet paper in the bathroom closet is a good idea. That way if you run out before your normal grocery shopping tour, you won't have to drive like a maniac to the corner store, frantically running up to the counter with a 4-pack of Charmin. Pure Embarrassment.
Yes, this is an analogy.
You see, last night I had several customer service emails to respond to. But as I sat down to start working on them, my entire internet connection was down.
Basically, I ran out of toilet paper.
So what did I do? Did I panic and have to run down to the local Starbucks to get online? Did I have to get in the car and drive to my buddy's house?
I just went to the closet and got my emergency toilet paper. In other words, I just plugged my computer's old 56K modem into the telephone plug and connected via my backup dial-up connection (NetZero).
I didn't have to freak out or get in the car and drive...I just went to the closet and got that emergency roll of toilet paper.
Moral of the story:
This is just one example of how you should always have a plan B...a backup plan for when things don't go exactly as they should.
It could be an internet connection. It could be a product delivery service. It could be a mass emailing program...whatever. Always have a backup plan.
So do you guys and gals have an emergency roll of toilet paper? What do you have set up for contingency plans?