Now that the year is coming to a close, I would like to give a shoutout to one of the most useful things I have done (for myself) in village: Solving the problem of soggy toilet paper in the latrine.
As many volunteer’s do, I used to leave mine, on top of its wrapper on the floor, but then, every time I showered, it would end up wet. (And inevitably I would need to use the bathroom before it dried-having to wipe with moist paper, which really dampens your mood, along with your arse.) But last spring, I was at a friend’s and saw she had put her paper on a string, which held it up out of falling, sudsy, shower-water’s way. I was intrigued. It was a solution to my problem. Almost. Unfortunately the string prevented the roll from turning, making quickly accessible paper impossible. It needed something more…something to roll on…and then, a few days later, I had it: a crumpled up toilet paper roll!
Living the high rolling life has been nice and dry ever since.