At the orchestra concert REM comes back from the bathroom and says "mom the funniest thing just happened, the wmoan next to me asked for toilet paper".
While this may not amuse most of you, if you are my child this is hysterical. Todays request was proceeded by a unknown toilet user next to me at the local jr high where REM had her basketball game this weekend asked me for toilet paper. Another neighbor heralded her call when I did not respond. Because this good samaritan was not quick enough to deliver the requested paper, unknown woman (who later turned out to be one of the team mates mothers) opened her toilet stall door impatiently stuck her hand out, exposed me to the site of a stranger on the pot and declared she didn't want to feel as if she were camping. After the event she showed no embarassment while we watched the ball game.
This disturbing episode initiated several conversations with my children on being prepared, self embarassment and bathroom etiquette (CEM made up the rule that you should always check to see if there was toilet paper and if you forget to check then you should only ask someone you know-but only then if you were in a number two crisis).
REM's unknown neighbor today made the intimate request even worse by defending her paper request, "I don't need a lot only enough for number one".