Every woman knows what it's like to use a public rest room. The standing in line waiting for one of three stalls to become free, fighting for a sink, pushing for a mirror, hey, it's not easy being a woman. Now New York City is making things just a tad harder for the fairer sex. City officials are rationing bathroom paper in the women's rest rooms in Coney Island. As a woman stands in line waiting for her turn an employee comes around and hands each person a few sheets of paper.
Just how does anyone know exactly how many squares of paper one will need? Not even the woman herself knows for sure so how does a stranger figure it out?
Talk about a "Seinfeld" moment. Sitting in a stall and begging the woman next to you if they can "spare a square" because you weren't given enough before you came in.
Yes, it gets pretty crowded in Coney Island during the summer and lots of visitors have to pay a visit to the rest room but rumors have it that New York City just doesn't have the budget for all the paper a woman uses. Don't men use it too? Do women really use so much? Is the city really rationing the squares because of budget cuts?
According to My Fox NY, the Parks Department says that there is no toilet paper shortage and the squares are not being rationed. But some women say that matrons come around handing out the precious squares to everyone waiting in line to enter.
The Parks Department thinks they know what's going on. They believe that an employee is stealing all the paper leaving New York City's women with none. Just how does this employee get all that paper out of the rest room? Hide it under a blouse?
While the department is investigating and searching for the toilet paper thief women are bringing their own sheets from home.
Kind of hard to believe? Here's a video of women in Coney Island talking about it.
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