New York City’s financial woes seem to be taking a toll on its toilets: Public restroom attendants are rationing toilet paper on the Coney Island boardwalk, the New York Post reports following an on-site investigation. With dispensers left empty, women must form “ration lines” to get their squares, while men’s rooms simply have no paper at all. “Never in my life have I experienced anything like this,” said one bathroomgoer.
“I walked toward a stall, and a bathroom attendant stopped me by shouting, ‘Hey, mami! There's no toilet paper here,’ and she whipped out a big roll for me to grab some.” A parks official said there was a “consistent” supply of toilet paper. “There's no need to ration, and we'll make certain our staff does not do so,” she said. But restroom attendants say there’s simply not enough tissue, forcing them to dole it out conservatively.