No toilet paper, no problem; usually, the simple solution is to just replace the roll. That is unless you live in the dorms of Blackburn College. In that case, all I have to say to the women of the dorms is good luck and always check for toilet paper before you sit.
This semester, the biggest problem in the dorms is the limited toilet paper the women’s bathrooms are supplied with. You would think that living in a dorm means the basic necessity of the bathroom would be supplied by the school, and it is, to a point. During the week, the supply of toilet paper is not something we need to worry about; every day, the rolls are replaced by the cleaning crew from campus services. A new supply in each stall is gratefully appreciated, especially when the rolls get down to the bare minimum, but we get by for the most part during the week. The weekends are a different story.
By Saturday evening, the last bits of toilet paper are stuck to the cardboard. Then by Sunday morning, you are lucky if there is anything left. Now normally the solution in this case would be to find the RA or RD and let them know of the situation in the bathroom, but more times than not the toilet paper rolls stay empty. After this had happened a few times, residents started to bring their own toilet paper to the bathrooms. Bless the good Samaritans of the hall who leave their own rolls for others to use as well.
There might be a problem when residents are going out and buying their own toilet paper to get through the weekends. This is not something we signed up for when we chose to live in the dorms; the toilet paper is supposed to be provided, not limited.
Blaming anyone for this issue is not what is intended. The campus services crews are amazing for what they have to clean in our bathrooms all week long. They are the ones we have to thank during the weeks for clean bathrooms with stocked stalls, but on the weekends we, the residents, are literally S.O.L.
We are fed up with the no toilet paper situation in the bathrooms. We are fed up with carrying our own rolls to the bathrooms, like the prisoners from “Orange Is the New Black.” All the residents are asking for is to leave the appropriate amount of extra toilet paper to get us through the weekend.