Great to see you're fully recovered, BP! (Which you've probably been for some time; I do miss things on occasion.)
As to the thread, I get to abstain for a while, having no roller. The TP roll simply sits on one end on a bookcase shelf beside the bucket toilet in my steel storage shed otherwise known as my bedroom.
My boyfriend is pretty easy going and very laid back.
He doesn't care when "Hay Boy", aka, his son, drags hay all throughout the house. Dishes could be walking over to our next door neighbor's house, and the toilet could turn brown without him noticing...but if that toilet paper is not on the outside...THAT'S WHEN HE HAS ISSUES!
So, every time a new roll gets put on, I flip it over...watching his face turn beet red over toilet paper is fun!
Definately the outside. If someone puts it on the otherway in this household, there is an inquistition. Stupid really, we should just be glad that its there but some how once people know it drives you crazy, it drives you even more crazy if they do it wrong.
Isn't it amazing how the smallest annoyances can make us crazy. I prefer over the top - if there is a design, it should hang to the front rather than having blank sheets hanging down the back and yes - it is much easier to find. (and for anyone who wants to know, I only use white...
I seen a roll dispenser over at Ikea that held six rolls at a time...all end were facing out in order for it to work right...so if someone has to have the ends facing out and they want to take control...go buy this contraption...and you will always have the ends in your favor!
Over. (Anyone who thinks this isn't the "right" way only has to see toilet paper ads or tv commercials - at least in the US. ) (Besides, I think it makes it easier for cats to empty the roll onto the floor with the "over" installation. )
Very good point for the cats. My dogs like to unroll it from the over direction also. My husband was a professional toilet paper hanger (aka Janitor, Houskeeping Manager, cleaner of Medical Clinics) and he thinks it should hang down the back so you don't see it - note: his professional opinion on the matter has him banned from performing this chore. Now he just takes out a new roll and sits it on the counter until I hang it "over". One has only to look at the picture of the toilet paper hanging "over" to realize that with one flick of the fingertips you can unroll a yard of TP for that handful of paper that feels so secure wadded in your hand.