What is it with socialist governments and toilet paper? In Venezuela they’ve had a toilet paper shortage for umpteen months. And now, in the workers’ paradise of China, they’ve installed high-tech face-scanning machines in public toilets to combat… toilet paper theft ( https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/20/face-scanners-public-toilet-tackle-loo-roll-theft-china-beijing ).
So you don’t get your toilet paper ration–yes, they’re rationing it–unless the face-scanning machine says you’re okay to receive it. City authorities say they had to do this because “the elderly” have been stealing rolls of toilet paper for home use.
And you’ve gotta wait for the scanner to do its thing, which sometimes takes a while because the machines have not been as efficient as one would wish. There’s a little dance you can do while waiting for your toilet paper ration.
I guess they should’ve listened to Sheryl Crow when she recommended that everybody be restricted to just one sheet of toilet paper per visit to the john–to Save The Planet.
There you have it, folks–Big Government at work. They can’t even guarantee you a–well, you get the idea.