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Wash It and Reuse It
by Lee

Ah, the joys of socialism.

Shoppers in Finland raided shelves for toilet paper Wednesday in fear of it running out as a lockout of workers kept the Nordic country’s paper mills shut.

“As soon as we get a delivery, the packages vanish off the shelves. The big bags go first,” said Hille Laine, manager of a central Helsinki shop which had no tissue paper products left.

Paper makers enforced a four-week lockout on May 18 following a two-day strike by workers. The dispute in the key export sector is mainly over industry’s plans to scrap mill shutdowns during some holidays and on the use of outside labor.

The latest round of talks between workers and employers ended without a deal Wednesday, meaning that the lockout will continue at least until Monday when they are due meet again.

Perhaps if the strike continues, the smell from everyone in the country walking around with a dirty ass will be enough of an incentive to get both sides back to the negotiating table.

Posted by Lee on 05/31/05 at 03:48 PM (Discuss this in the forums)

Comments


Posted by on 05/31/05 at 05:01 PM from United States

Socialism is a real blight on just about all of Europe. Greece too has gotten really bad. Good luck starting a business there.

Posted by on 05/31/05 at 05:05 PM from United States

Have these people not heard of baby wipes?

Savages.

Posted by on 05/31/05 at 05:10 PM from United States

Do you think they’ll be allowed to use leaves or will that offend Canada to the point that they break off diplomatic relations?

Posted by on 05/31/05 at 05:11 PM from United States

"I am Cornholio! I need TP for my bunghole!”

Posted by sneaky_pete on 05/31/05 at 05:33 PM from United States

Have these people not heard of baby wipes?

Ha ha, my old roommate uses baby wipes instead of toilet paper.  Swears by ‘em.

Posted by on 05/31/05 at 05:39 PM from United States

socialism = collective bargaining?

Besides, can’t they just wipe with one hand and eat with the other? I thought that’s what most of Europe did already, except the french who use their butt-tickling toliets to keep frais et propre.

Posted by on 05/31/05 at 05:42 PM from United States

Ha ha, my old roommate uses baby wipes instead of toilet paper.  Swears by ‘em.

I do too; my ass is squeaky clean. Nothing less will do.

Posted by on 05/31/05 at 06:37 PM from United States

Damn…

That reminds me of using public toilets in Chile.

There was always a bathroom attendant that would dispense toilet paper one little square at a time.  You would get no more than 2 squares initially and had to beg for a third.  AND, they wouldn’t let you flush the paper...had to be deposited in a waste basket by the stool.  Damn I hated that place…

Posted by on 05/31/05 at 06:41 PM from United States

There was always a bathroom attendant that would dispense toilet paper one little square at a time.  You would get no more than 2 squares initially and had to beg for a third.  AND, they wouldn’t let you flush the paper...had to be deposited in a waste basket by the stool.  Damn I hated that place…

What the hell was that supposed to accomplish??

Posted by on 05/31/05 at 06:49 PM from United States

What the hell was that supposed to accomplish?

If they tried to flush it down their sewage system it would probably cause irrepareable damage.  Much easier to dump the TP in to landfills or waterways.  Can’t have periodic typhus and cholera outbreaks if your properly disposing of the fecally annointed paper.

The Fins could order UN reports and use the paper.  They allegedly burn through 100,000 trees a year publishing stuff no one reads

Posted by ThinkTankDeluxe on 05/31/05 at 09:04 PM from Finland

I’d just like to point out that toilet paper is available everywhere here in Helsinki.

It’s just not the “normal” Finnish brand, it’s imported. One of the joys of capitalism…

Posted by ThinkTankDeluxe on 05/31/05 at 09:07 PM from Finland

And spoony, we actually have one of the best sewage systems in the world. All water is purified before it’s released bact to the nature, but hey, be an ignorant American, just for me

Posted by mikeguas on 06/01/05 at 02:25 AM from United States

And spoony, we actually have one of the best sewage systems in the world. All water is purified before it’s released bact to the nature, but hey, be an ignorant American, just for me

He was referring to a comment about Chile, but you already knew that right? It’s only Americans who are ignorant and don’t read or research anything. Especially when the answer is only two posts away.

Posted by on 06/01/05 at 12:33 PM from United States

The Chilean sewer systems were fine...the TP was expensive and business owners didn’t feel the need to be liberal with dispensing it.

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