Tuesday, February 22, 2011

That Time It Got Real Ghetto

So Michaela and I were chatting about a little toilet paper standoff she's having and it reminded me of a story my junior year in college. I roomed with two of my besties and a fourth girl who was the oil to my water or whatever that saying is. Anyway, Tara and I shared one side of the apartment.....Sarah and Oil were on the other.


It was one balmy October day when Tara and I realized we were on the last quarter of our LAST tp roll. Being the smart college girls that we were, we conversed briefly about toilet paper conservation for the rest of the week - it was mid-week and a rather hefty one in regards to tests and assignments so a trip to the Walmart was out of the question.

Well as you can imagine, I believe it was thursday when we were in crisis mode....and by crisis mode I mean:


And then we realized....we live in an apartment complex with bathrooms in the lobby! (Can you see where this is going?) We snuck down there around 10pm to lift a few roles when we realized we were dealing with the huge econmy size rolls (i.e. the kind you can't swipe). We headed back upstairs to reavulate.

A few minutes later, we emptied the Halloween candy from the pumpkin my mom had sent. Remember these guys:


...headed down stairs.....and unrolled as much toilet paper as our jack-o-lantern would hold. And we unashamedly used single toilet paper sheets out of that thing for like a month. I believe we even hosted a party during that time in which we instructed our guests to just reach into the pumpkin.
Trust me.....we've classed it up since then!

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27 comments:

Tucker said...

ha ha ha! that is hilarious... sounds like something my college bffs and i woulda done.

Virginia Belle said...

This story is hilarious and definitely takes me back to my college days :)

Ashley said...

WOW! Thats too funny Ash!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

ashley, you are so hilarious...then again you've always been!! so glad to keep up with you this way. cant wait to meet up again in ATL one day!!!

Rissy said...

hahahahah oh wow Ashley! that is amazing!

my roomies and I stole toilet paper from somewhere and some point, but it wasn't as good a story hahaha

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Brittany said...

hahaha that is classic! way to be resourceful!

jayme said...

hahah well done! so resourceful! ...at what age does it become inappropriate to "borrow" tp from parents, neighbors, work, friends, etc? :)

Jillian said...

hahah i LOVE it. v clever. xoxo jcd

Lucylocket said...

funny and resourceful xx

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

haha...this is a hilarious story! Way to be creative. xo

Annie said...

oh my goodness....way too funny!!!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

bahahaha, awesome. oh the things we all did as poor college students :)

bigcitybabycarrots said...

Thats pretty amzaing.

Mandy said...

hahaha this post made me lol. Love it! It's amazing the things we do in college to get by. So funny!

Michaela said...

Hahahah!! So funny. I'm flying back to Seattle today and if they haven't gotten more TP I will literally have a break down.

Jennifer said...

bahahahahahaha! ahahahaha! You rock! Paul said he used to do that too! I was too chicken sh@t! <3

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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Young and Fabulous said...

hahahah this is so amazing....i would totally do the same thing. In college we'd always steal random stuff like that..glasses, dishes, papertowels, etc! love this post hahah

xoxoxo

Megan said...

I found your blog from peas & carrots and I definitely LOLed at this post! Ohhhhh the things you do in college!

jessica said...

haha... that is too funny!!

The Aly Way said...

So funny! Great post!
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Megan said...

Hahaha...oh my gosh! This totally made me laugh!! We used to have to go and take it out of the big bathrooms when we ran out.

Diana Mieczan said...

Hahhaha..that is so funny!!! What a great story:) Kisses, darling

Ps: I’m hosting a stunning Ruche GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in :)

Stefany said...

hahahaha I remember doing the same exact thing! then we upgraded to stealing toilet paper from our boyfriends' suite. Boys never run out of toilet paper!

Sandy a la Mode said...

haahhhaha this was hilarious! i love you!!

AE Jones said...

Oh I am laughing SO hard right now!! I love that you did that!!

Yours Truly said...

Great story! TOO FUNNY!!

xoxo
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Francesca said...

hahaha you girls made me laugh. hopefully that doesnt happen to me one day :P

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