Toilet roll falls foul of cutbacks

Posted on April 18, 2006 

Toilet roll falls foul of cutbacks

Civil servants in Romania are outraged after their boss told them to use newspapers and magazines instead of toilet paper.

Paraschiv Usturoiu, who is in charge of the Department of Culture in Vrancea county, came up with the idea to save money.

He told 7 Plus newspaper: “I can’t afford to buy toilet paper any more so I cut some local newspapers into pieces and placed them in the toilets. I’m sure they’ll work just fine.”

But the department’s employees say they are offended by the cost-cutting measure and have asked him to reconsider.

One woman said: “This is an outrage. It’s degrading and we can hurt ourselves or get infected from that ink they use for printing newspapers.”

from Ananova


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