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Schism's Comment
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Prior to a quick forceful tug of the toilet paper against the plastic jaw intended on ripping the paper free from the roll it's a good idea to hold on to the paper enclosure with your opposite hand otherwise the flimsy enclosure will pop open allowing previously mentioned roll to launch out of the aforementioned case and unravel quickly underneath the door which you entered to get to this situation in the first place .

When people are present on the other side of the door it's humiliating . If there is no one there at all it may be worse still .

Schism !

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

mountain girl's Comment
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Gawd, I hate making rookie-booboos. Thanks for the tip. LOL.

-mountain girl

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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Schism, you crack me up!

I was actually sitting on the toilet in the Pilot at Effingham, IL when I came across this little jewel of a thread on my phone. I started chuckling out loud in the stall, which I'm sure aroused the curiosity of my neighbors. I'm glad you brought up this little piece of insightful information though, because it just confirms what we are always saying about the fact that there is just so much to learn out here on the road.

I one time had the experience in a truck stop restroom where the guy next to me says to me "hey neighbor, have you got any paper over there?" I then had to start rolling off paper for him and passing it under the divider partition for him to use. I couldn't get the stupid dispenser to open so I could just get him a roll. Any other time and the thing will just about fall off the wall if you so much as bump it, but no... not this time.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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When I first read this I stared at the screen and asked myself "what are these two nutjobs talking about?"

Then I understood it after reading it again.

Pretty funny! Be safe out there, including in those stalls!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steven N. (aka Wilson)'s Comment
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... "what are these two nutjobs talking about?"

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PR aka Road Hog's Comment
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Take it from me, pack your own tp and always have a wad in your pocket. The only thing rest stop tp is good for is wiping the seat clean. This isnt directed at any of the fine folks on this site, but i will say truckers in general are some nasty folks when it comes to toilets. They dont lift the seat, they dont flush and worse of sal, they dont wash their hands, which is why i dont shake with strangers, i do the howie mandel fist bump

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Take it from me, pack your own tp and always have a wad in your pocket. The only thing rest stop tp is good for is wiping the seat clean. This isnt directed at any of the fine folks on this site, but i will say truckers in general are some nasty folks when it comes to toilets. They dont lift the seat, they dont flush and worse of sal, they dont wash their hands, which is why i dont shake with strangers, i do the howie mandel fist bump

I totally agree with you man. Truckers forget how to be clean people. I personally never touch the restroom door handle. I open the door with the paper towel.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jolie R.'s Comment
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I personally never touch the restroom door handle. I open the door with the paper towel.

Heck, I don't touch any public restroom door handle! Women can be very disgusting too......

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I personally never touch the restroom door handle. I open the door with the paper towel.

Heck, I don't touch any public restroom door handle! Women can be very disgusting too......

Yeah, men's restrooms in truck stops are notoriously filthy. I've had to go in and out real quickly sometimes or else I felt I would pass out. The smell is breath taking. On many occasions I've already used a shower point just so I won't have to deal with it.

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