ALWAYS HAVE EMERGENCY TOILET PAPER!

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Warriors,

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.

Nothing.

Nada.

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?

NO!

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?
#emergency #paper #toilet
  • Profile picture of the author Glenn Grundberg
    LOL- I have an em connect too...

    I'm on Comcast, but my neighbor is on ATT and has an unsecured wireless network going.

    Voila!

    Heehee.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leanne King
    Well I ran out of toilet paper last week when a storm knocked out my connection

    Then I got toilet paper (a mobile phone connection) but it was not pleasant for the interim period!

    Leanne
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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
      Originally Posted by Sweet Jane View Post

      Well I ran out of toilet paper last week when a storm knocked out my connection

      Then I got toilet paper (a mobile phone connection) but it was not pleasant for the interim period!

      Leanne

      Tell me about it! 56K compared to high-speed cable is PAINFUL!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hendry Lee
    In the town I live in, blackouts happen regularly every day in 2007, so a lot houses have power generators.

    I had to actually take care of this before thinking about backup internet connection, which I still have with the in-built modem on my mobo and a national dial-up service provider.

    But I actually missed those days a bit because during blackouts, I actually had some time to take a nap.

    Anyway, the situation is much better in 2008.
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  • I'm still laughing at the headline! Very creative title and a very useful thread.

    And I think I'm scarred for life trying to get the image of you on the toilet out of paper... yuck.

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  • Profile picture of the author P_Cerrito
    Dang it Allen you got me! I saw that thread headline and thought surely someone didn't make a post about Toilet Paper. haha Too funny but so true. I've thought about buying a new spare laptop for emergencies. Mine old one died a few months ago and put me out of business for two days. I didn't realize what a pain it was to update everything to Vista drivers for printers,cams,etc not to mention I had to rebuy some software that I already had because it didn't work with Vista.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    LOL!

    Hopefully this thread will save someone in the future from pure embarrassment.

    AL
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    My ISP was bought by Aussies last year and I haven't need toilet paper since!
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    LOL - this post is on the first page in Google for Emergency Toilet Paper.
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    • Profile picture of the author BeInProfitMode
      Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

      LOL - this post is on the first page in Google for Emergency Toilet Paper.
      hehe 3rd to a hunters guide with a dude on the crapper on the front and a patent for a toilet paper holder assembly that holds a back up "emergency roll"

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  • Profile picture of the author BeInProfitMode
    hehe great analogy!

    I actually ran out of tp for a whole day last week. My emergency supply doesn't exist so I just kinda held it. I eventually went a little crazy in one of my YouTube videos from internet constipation but I recovered nicely the next morning with a dose of Cable-Modem Ex-Lax.

    Sorry if I flushed this thread down the toilet but I couldn't help it. (And that really did happen.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    So does anyone have any other type of emergency toilet paper other than internet connection?

    AL
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

      So does anyone have any other type of emergency toilet paper other than internet connection?

      AL
      I own 2 of everything. LOL and so does a friend of mine.

      My biggest dilemma right now is that I just had to pack my stuff in a very compact car b/c we are moving to an island.

      I have had to make choices all day. Eventually I will be back to move the rest of the stuff, but for now the most important stuff was my cameras and computers - and yes I am bringing 2 video cameras and 2 computers (actually 3 with my other half bringing his laptop) and I don't care if I'm naked for the next 2 months (not much room left for clothes and it is a cold island in the winter not a warm one ) - I would be more upset if something happened and I didn't have a back up of those things. There is no walmart or electronics store that specializes in the equipment I need.
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
        Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

        ...and I don't care if I'm naked for the next 2 months (not much room left for clothes and it is a cold island in the winter not a warm one ) - I would be more upset if something happened and I didn't have a back up of those things.

        Ummm...if you're moving to a new community, going naked for two months might not be a good idea.

        Actually, on second thought...

        LOL

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      • Profile picture of the author Glenn Newsome
        Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

        the most important stuff was my cameras and computers - and yes I am bringing 2 video cameras and 2 computers and I don't care if I'm naked for the next 2 months
        Woohooo, post videos please!--heheheeee
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        • Profile picture of the author Glenn Newsome
          Oh I forgot. Please Allen, no videos from you on the can.:p
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

    So do you guys and gals have an emergency roll of toilet paper? What do you have set up for contingency plans?
    I have a Blackberry with Web access, and all of my cell phones are set up for internet connectivity. I've already configured all of my PC's, so I just have to plug one of the cell phones into the USB port via a cable and I can get on the Web through T-Mobile.

    So, I have two emergency rolls!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Kenny
    I have mobile broadband on my mini 15inch backup laptop for any emergancies.

    Also there are so many unsecured wireless networks open in my area I can connect anywhere...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    LOL - this is a funny thread.

    I have a box of tissues in the kitchen that come in handy in case of the toilet paper runout!!!

    Seriously though - I'm not going to mention the company, but the company that I do a lot of my business with, I have a second account with them under a different name - just incase anything goes wrong with the first account then I have a second to use as a backup. With the company in question - anything can go wrong so it is handy to have a backup.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    I just double checked the last dial up connection I had with
    worldline.ca and they do have instant account set up. You can
    pay for it and be online in 2 minutes. Not sure if that is really
    common but it would save paying for it all the months you don't
    need it.

    And you don't have to be online to do it. The set up part can
    be done over the phone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Better get that emergency toilet paper up on your fridge, bro.

    I can't remember the last time I looked at a phone book. I think I threw the last one away. LOL

    AL
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    • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
      Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

      Better get that emergency toilet paper up on your fridge, bro.

      I can't remember the last time I looked at a phone book. I think I threw the last one away. LOL

      AL
      Well I was impressed by your basic message and while I was checking
      to make sure that was still true, I did stick the phone number to the
      side of the computer. It did cross my mind that the number might be
      a bit difficult to find and I really didn't want to spend 75 cents to get
      411 to help. Not sure if that's cheap, intelligent, or attention to detail
      but I think it is a good idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Anderson
    When I lived on the streets toilet paper was referred to as "mountain money." It was not uncommon for someone to ask "do you have any mountain money?"
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Incoll
    Love the analogy ...

    Even though wireless broadband is pretty reliable I still keep a dial up account for emergencies too.

    The other option is always your local library!

    Cheers

    Rachel
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