Alright, Missoula. Which One Of You Pulled Off This Witty Prank?
Missoula is no stranger to awesome public pranks, but this last Tuesday I ran across one that literally made me stop and stare.
First, let me say this. If this (for some reason or another) is a legit roll of some sort of construction material with some sort of name with the initials "TP", well then I'm going to feel like a giant idiot.
Just behind our radio station off Clark Street sits a trailer with a giant white roll of material. I didn't get close enough to see if it is actually made out of paper, (it could be plastic as well). Now, either the owner wants to get rid of this material, or some creative prankster took to their paint can and simply wrote the words "Free TP Only". Yes, as in free toilet paper. This thing seriously looks like a giant roll of toilet paper! As of today, the roll was still sitting there. It doesn't seem like there are any takers.
Now, if this was back at the start of the pandemic, people would have been throwing blows to get their hands on this giant roll of white gold. I'll still never understand the panic buying of toilet paper. I mean, if you were really in survival mode wouldn't you be stocking up on the super important essentials like, oh I don't know, food and water?
Even as funny as this stunt is/was, Missoula is no stranger to a good joke. Just this last winter there was a house off of Russell with a mega snowman army. It even made the news! At least once or twice a year you can look up to the "M" or Waterworks Hill and see some sort of crazy message in giant letters. To me, these innocent and funny pranks are just another cool thing that makes Missoula unique.
To whoever pulled this one off, I tip my hat to you.