When you have to visit a public bathroom, you usually find a line
of women, so you smile politely and take your place. Once it's your turn, you check for feet under the stall doors.  Every stall is occupied. Finally, a door opens and you dash in, nearly knocking down the woman leaving the stall. You get in to find the door won't latch. It doesn't matter, the wait has been so long you are about
to wet your pants! The dispenser for the modern 'seat covers'(invented
by someone's Mom, no doubt) is handy, but empty. You would hang your purse on the door hook, if there was one, but there isn't - so you carefully, but quickly drape it around your neck, (Mom would turn over in her grave if you put it on the FLOOR! )yank down your pants, and assume ' The Stance.' In this position your aging, toneless thigh muscles begin to shake. You'd love to sit down, but you certainly hadn't taken time to wipe the seat or lay toilet paper on it, so
you hold 'The Stance.
To take your mind off your trembling thighs, you
reach for what you discover to be the empty toilet paper dispenser. In
your mind, you can hear your mother's voice saying, Honey, if you had
tried to clean the seat; you would have KNOWN there was no toilet
paper!' Your thighs shake more. You remember the tiny tissue that you blew your nose on yesterday - the one that's still in your purse. (Oh yeah, the purse around your neck, that now, you have to hold up trying not to strangle yourself at the same time).That would have to do. You crumple it in the puffiest way possible. It's still
smaller than your thumbnail someone pushes your door open because the
latch doesn't work. The door hits your purse, which is hanging around
your neck in front of your chest, and you and your purse topple backward
against the tank of the toilet. 'Occupied!' you scream, as you reach for
the door, dropping your precious, tiny, crumpled tissue in a puddle on
the floor, lose your footing altogether, and slide down directly onto
the  TOILET SEAT. It is wet of course. You bolt up, knowing all too well
that it's too late.  Your bare bottom has made contact with every
imaginable germ and life form on the uncovered seat because YOU never
laid down toilet paper - not that there was any, even if you had taken
time to try. You know that your mother would be utterly appalled if she knew, because, you're certain her bare bottom never touched a public toilet seat because, frankly, dear, 'You just don't KNOW what kind of diseases you could get.
By this time, the automatic sensor on the back of the toilet is so confused that it
flushes, propelling a stream of water like a fire hose against the
inside of the bowl that sprays a fine mist of water that covers your
butt and runs down your legs and into  your shoes. The flush somehow
sucks everything down with such force that you grab onto the empty
toilet paper dispenser for fear of being dragged in too. At this point,
you give up. You're soaked by the spewing water and the wet toilet seat.
You're exhausted. You try to wipe with a gum wrapper you found in your pocket and then slink out inconspicuously to the sinks.
You can't figure out how to operate the faucets with the
automatic sensors, so you wipe your hands with spit and a
dry paper towel and walk past the line of women still waiting. You are
no longer able to smile politely to them. A kind soul at the very end of
the line points out a piece of toilet paper trailing from your shoe.
(Where was that when you NEEDED it??) You yank the paper from your shoe,
plunk it in the woman's hand and tell her warmly, 'Here, you just might need this.
As you exit, you spot your hubby, who has long since
entered, used, and left the men's restroom. Annoyed, he asks, what took
you so long, and why is your purse hanging around your neck? This is
dedicated to women everywhere who deal with a public restroom (rest???
you've GOT to be kidding!!). It finally explains to the men what really does take us so long. It also answers their other commonly asked questions about why women go to the restroom in pairs.  It's so the other gal can hold the door, hang onto your purse and hand you Kleenex under the door!