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shortage of toilet paper

NotreDame
posts: 14
shortage of toilet paper

I heard rumors about the shortage of toilet paper,,,going on April 13th,,anybody know if it's true,,,,thanks

Coral Gables...
Destination Expert
for Cuba, Havana, Varadero
posts: 15,714
reviews: 167
1. Re: shortage of toilet paper

lol Where did you hear this? I guess people will have to resort to using newspapers!

Bear River, Canada
posts: 3,677
reviews: 5
2. Re: shortage of toilet paper

Only shortage we heard of was a butter shortage. Guess you better wrap toilet paper around a bunch of butter and load up your suitcase.

montreal
posts: 7,801
reviews: 43
3. Re: shortage of toilet paper

Maybe in the resorts not in Cubans houses lol ....

Newton Aycliffe...
Destination Expert
for Cuba, Rafael Freyre, Guardalavaca, Holguin
posts: 73,599
reviews: 35
4. Re: shortage of toilet paper

Not that many Cubans use toilet paper anyway.

Bury, United Kingdom
Destination Expert
for Cayo Guillermo
posts: 5,797
reviews: 33
5. Re: shortage of toilet paper

Ken, what do they use?

Coral Gables...
Destination Expert
for Cuba, Havana, Varadero
posts: 15,714
reviews: 167
6. Re: shortage of toilet paper

Granma!! (Newspaper)

Montreal, Canada
Destination Expert
for Camaguey, Cuba
posts: 9,397
7. Re: shortage of toilet paper

I agree with ken, most Cubans I know don't use TP, not because it's not available in the store but because it's a bit expensive and they prefere to put their money on other things. They use newspaper or wet cloth.

Newton Aycliffe...
Destination Expert
for Cuba, Rafael Freyre, Guardalavaca, Holguin
posts: 73,599
reviews: 35
8. Re: shortage of toilet paper

Cubans also do not flush the paper (usually Granma as ddcuba says) away. They put it in a bin beside the toilet.

Bury, United Kingdom
Destination Expert
for Cayo Guillermo
posts: 5,797
reviews: 33
9. Re: shortage of toilet paper

Thanks for the info. I remember one of my grandparents using newspaper, it was hung up with string at the back of the toilet door.

Newton Aycliffe...
Destination Expert
for Cuba, Rafael Freyre, Guardalavaca, Holguin
posts: 73,599
reviews: 35
10. Re: shortage of toilet paper

Hey Pat. I remember that was the case with my grandma's toilet. All the toilets were outside the house in those days. I remember in the house where we first lived during the war, we had to go down the yard to use the toilet.