Which way should a toilet paper roll be put "on"? Over the top? From the botto

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  1. Joel Diffendarfer profile image94
    Joel Diffendarferposted 13 months ago

    Which way should a toilet paper roll be put "on"?  Over the top?  From the bottom? Does it matter?

    Some say, that the way a person treats his or her toilet paper roll, explains a lot about their personality.  I for one, insist on going over the "top", and will even "correct" one sometimes.  It also tells a lot about your pooping and peeing habits.  What are your thoughts on the matter?


  2. galleryofgrace profile image80
    galleryofgraceposted 13 months ago

    Most of the time when it comes "over the top". It spews out way to much paper. then you have to roll it back up crooked. Of course there are those that just let it fly so the cat can find it.
    Be compassionate consider how horrible it would be if you didn't have any paper to worry about.
    The worst calamity on earth is to get the flu or a cold and run out of paper.

  3. Joel Diffendarfer profile image94
    Joel Diffendarferposted 13 months ago

    Good answer...you gave some interesting details to consider.  I've asked this question, to several acquaintances and, like you, the discussion led to other possibilities.  My daughter in law simply shrugged her shoulders and said under the bottom because, if for no other reason, it looks better.

  4. Don Bobbitt profile image95
    Don Bobbittposted 13 months ago

    Thanks! i needed a good laugh, and this one did it! DON

  5. RJ Schwartz profile image91
    RJ Schwartzposted 13 months ago

    The top is widely considered the "correct way" - just ask my wife and she'll tell you.  I've heard that the debate was "settled" when someone looked at the original patent documentation and in it there was a picture with the top view showing.

    1. Joel Diffendarfer profile image94
      Joel Diffendarferposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Okay, the patent info does kind of make it the right answer...but, does it?  If your wife said it was the other way, she would be right again!  Around the house, people are loving your answer, thanks.

    2. Luke Holm profile image96
      Luke Holmposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      There is a reason they chose to picture the patent that way: IT BOOSTS SALES! This is not an accidental propaganda technique. The proper way, if you want to save money, is to pull from underneath. Otherwise you risk wasting paper.

  6. profile image0
    S Mareeposted 13 months ago

    Whatever is mutually agreeable.  Little details shouldn't be allowed to turn into insurmountable issues.  Flip a coin if need be.  Life is more important than tushie tissues!  Hubby & I compromised & we're content.

    1. Joel Diffendarfer profile image94
      Joel Diffendarferposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Speaking from experience, that is a great thing to solve, especially, in the early years of marriage.

    2. profile image0
      S Mareeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I married late in life & was glad to be past the angst of youth.  Too many people, teens to middle 20's, need to get a clue about real life before hooking up in a serious relationship.

      TP & such stuff are ridiculous to bicker over.  Compromi

  7. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 months ago

    In the perfect world, the person who accepts the task of replacing the roll should be able decide according to their personal preference. Butt... I mean but... if this causes unnecessary rancor and discord I would say let them have it their way. It's not worth getting you undies in a twist about it.

  8. Luke Holm profile image96
    Luke Holmposted 13 months ago

    I actually know the person who was on the propaganda team for TP back in the day. They WANT you to put the TP over the top, as it wastes more paper and boosts their sales. If you pull the TP from underneath, their studies show it will last a lot longer...which would be bad for them!

    1. Joel Diffendarfer profile image94
      Joel Diffendarferposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Okay, now that is a big point that I am trying to discover.  I think you are right.  I think there is a viable economic aspect that should be considered in the final decision.

  9. Anne Rosamund profile image60
    Anne Rosamundposted 12 months ago

    If you put it on to unravel from the bottom/back, your cat cannot unravel it.


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