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When Irish Eyes Are Pooping

By Wyatt Earp | October 8, 2009

Shamrock Toilet PaperOnce in a while, I have an internal discussion as to which side of my heritage I should give the most weight. Dad’s side of the family is Irish, while Mom’s side of the family is Slovak. I usually lean towards the Slovak side because they are better hockey players and not nearly as drunk.

The Irish side? Well, they have problems more pressing than rampant alcoholism. The resident of the Emerald Isle have problems like these:

DUBLIN – Irish parents struggling to buy schoolbooks and uniforms in the face of a deep recession may now have to worry about sending their children to school with a toilet roll as well as a packed lunch.

Pupils at a primary school in the southern county of Cork are being asked to bring their own toilet paper to school to help save money, one of the starkest examples yet of the death of Ireland’s “Celtic Tiger” economy.

“The letter was sent out just as a way of balancing books here in the school and not intended as a demand,” said Catherine O’Neill, principal at St John’s Girls National School. (H/T – )

Dude. What the hell is going on over there?

Topics: WTF? | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “When Irish Eyes Are Pooping”

  1. GroovyVic Says:
    October 8th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I’m not surprised. Honestly, I’m waiting to get that same letter from the district my kids go to! I already send in Kleenex and hand soap…

  2. The British Bird Says:
    October 8th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    well we quite havent resorted to bringing our own bog roll to school yet, but if the dollar continues to de value we wont be able to buy anything like that.

  3. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    October 8th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I send in Kleenex, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and cupcakes.

  4. metoo Says:
    October 8th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Soon they will have a person dispensing depending on need.

  5. Sully Says:
    October 8th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I think they need a TP bailout. That should solve all the problems.

  6. Ingineer66 Says:
    October 8th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Just do not send in fluffy two ply, it is bad for the environment.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 9th, 2009 at 9:14 am

    GroovyVic – We send in paper towels. That’s Obam-onomics for ya.

    TBB – You’ll have to resort to using leaves!

    Mrs. Crankipants – Can you send me some cupcakes?

    MeToo – “But I really have to go!!!”

    Sully – Paging President Obama . . .

    Ingineer66 – Exactly.