The Gift of Toilet Paper
The holiday season is fast approaching and for many it is a time for giving and making amends for our transgressions. In that spirit, the story of an Eastern New Mexico University graduate is quite appropriate.
According to the University’s officials, an anonymous graduate from the school sent 80 rolls of toilet paper in a holiday gift box along with a Christmas card and an overdue apology.
Apparently the former student felt guilt from a long ago prank that involved stolen toilet paper and wanted to make up for his mischief, reports Kentucky.com.
“Years ago, when I was a young immature college student I took toilet paper from your dormitory as a prank,” the handwritten note said. “I apologize for that and offer this case. Jesus Christ has made such a difference in my life and has prompted me to repay for any sins I’ve done even from so long ago. … God Bless and Merry Christmas.”
The anonymous sender credited his new found Christian faith as the reason for the gift. Whether or not the gift itself is a prank is not clear but the school’s officials have declared that “all is forgiven” and the large quantity of toilet paper will be donated to a local charity because they don’t fit the school’s dispensers.
“We express our admiration to the anonymous donor for their integrity and character,” said Wendel Sloan, director of ENMU Media Relations. “We never even knew that the toilet tissue was missing, but thank our graduate for doing what they thought was right. If they ever want to reveal their identity, we assure them that we have nothing but respect and appreciation for them and would like the opportunity to tell them. If they have a guilty conscience, we want them to know that all is forgiven.”