Friday, January 13, 2006

Question 4

This will be a tough question for many of you to answer ... and may cause some of you to become very emotional in your response. Please be open-minded and considerate of other's answers.

When you put a new roll of toilet paper on the dispenser ... does it dispense from over the top or under the bottom of the roll?

Over or under? Please support your "position" in no less than 10 words.


At 11:38 AM , Blogger Tamara said...


From your email "warning", I was expecting to have to take a cyanide pill. *snork*

*collapses into a happy heap of flubber*

Toilet paper has to roll from over the top. The other way is backwards and makes no sense, because you can't even see where the end of the roll is, so you have to touch your fingers to the cold and/or dirty wall while fumbling around for the end, unless you are a slob who lets the role hang so low that it touches the floor.

Thank you.

rlyolrwc - Rlyol rhymes with camera!

At 1:13 PM , Anonymous kingw said...

Until I got married I had no preference. Now my preference is to make my wife happy. Over the top.

At 1:14 PM , Blogger Leetie said...

Growing up in my parents' house, the flap hung behind the roll. I now hang it over the front. I'm not sure I feel passionate about it either way, but I guess I prefer the front way.

I've heard that hanging it behind the roll helps prevent little kiddies from dispensing the entire roll onto the floor with a few swipes.

At 1:29 PM , Blogger Polly P.I. said...

I used to have a friend who was a maid. She said that over the top was right and I've done it that way ever since.

I never noticed it before then, but now I get so annoyed when I see it behind the roll that I sometimes change the roll around...even if it is not my house.



At 1:31 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

My Mom always told me to put the flap OVER so the end doesn't touch the dirty wall.

Oh-kay. So I asked (1) why aren't you washing that wall, and (b) even with the flap going OVER, wouldn't some part of the roll be touching the wall at some point in time?

xtyuxzmo -- Oh for crying out loud! That's the entire ass-end of the alphabet!

I think it was because of my rebelliousness with TP positioning that she wrote me out of the will.

At 1:32 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

??? my paragraphs got out of order. How'd that happen?

At 1:51 PM , Anonymous miss manners said...

over the top.

1. because
2. that
3. is
4. the
5. way
6. it
7. is
8. supposed
9. to
10. be

At 1:54 PM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Well, I've read that over the top is correct and I know it makes sense, but I grew up the other way and I've always done it the other way and I still do it the other way! Underneath.

(*makes note: don't let Polly use the toilet if she comes to visit*)

At 2:06 PM , Anonymous ArcticAl said...

Obviously only Miss Manners and I can read the instructions.

From the bottom.

Supporting argument
1. Because
2. I
3. said
4. so
5. and
6. it's
7. right
8. to
9. do
10. this.

At 2:10 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

She said no less than ten words, people! Neener!!

MISS MANNERS!! I'm your biggest fan!!! Wait, you're not the real Miss Manners, are you? Phooey.

Well, at least I can get away with saying "neener" then. NEEEENER!

At 2:41 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

I just heard Punky Brewster is offline for the next hour or longer because she's gone to a something that rhymes with "eating".

We're unmoderated, people.

So I say we primp up and plop down to post a perfectly plunderous party of preposterous proportions! But, partakers, plan to participate by painting a picture of Punky's positive imPacts on people's personhoods particularly by playing with, uh, the letter "P".

Ummm... Good luck. ;)

At 2:44 PM , Blogger Tamara said...


I propose Punky positively pulses with perfection!

At 2:47 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

People pause unPerturbedly when Punky passes by!

At 2:52 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

When Punky poses, priests and pastors pray to plead for pardon as penii pop in pants.

At 3:04 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

It is aPparent that only a puny percentile of Punky-perusers are practiced in the, um, art of, um, alliteration.

At 3:14 PM , Anonymous ArcticAl said...

Punky peruser people prefer pink Punky pictures of pole posturing professional party performers.

At 3:18 PM , Anonymous ArcticAL said...

Punky please perform pole performances to pick up personal penal production.

At 3:29 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Practically perjurous to pretend Punky's pretty pouty liPs pronounce with a lisP.

At 3:32 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Punky's prancing prowess pleases professionally procrastinating posters.

At 3:37 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Plentiful are P-words to peruse!

At 3:43 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Punky's pulchritudinous perfection points to prodigious powers of patient, passionate perception.

At 3:49 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Preening peacocks persue Punky posthumously. (just kidding!)

The palate's penchant for a portion of Punky proves a person's prudent percipience.

At 4:00 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Okay, people: Proceed peerlessly as I am deParting presently/post-haste/promptly/pronto!

Punky pendulates my planet. :)

At 4:01 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

PS "pUrsue", not "pErsue" -- ugh!

At 6:13 PM , Blogger punky said...

For some reason I really have to PEE now.

At 6:40 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...


At 6:56 PM , Blogger punky said...

Oh ... and I vote OVER.

At 7:04 PM , Blogger Graz said...

Answering the question posed, to the left.

Oh, toilet paper...sorry...

Well, really, that answer is to the left also.

I have one of those stands to hold the TP roll.

Plainly, Punky is the perfect ponderer of post-modern playable, programmable, and pink radios.

At 8:39 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

It HAS to go over the top! Reason - otherwise the cat has nothing to play with!

grbong - Great BONG!

At 9:03 PM , Anonymous Noob said...

I don't have a roll preference, as long as there's toilet paper. But the dispensers where I work show that the roll should dispense from the back. There's even a diagram. 0_o

At 10:42 PM , Blogger bbescuela said...

Finally a topic which I can relate to. It has to be over the top, so when you slap down on the roll, the paper flies off. Every kid knows that.

At 11:48 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

Being the happy homemaker I am, I insist upon rolling over the top.

That's the only way to fold the end sheet into a lovely little point.

Give the bathroom that adorable extra special touch that keeps my marriage strong.

At 12:16 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

Like everything else in my world...

Over the top!

Although, in times when I have shared my dwelling and my bathroom, I would have settled for my co-dweller to JUST CHANGE THE FREAKIN'ROLL WHEN IT'S FINISHED!!!!

There's a new roll in the basket right next to the porcelain throne. It's not that difficult. Remove empty core. Slide on new roll. Job done.

Oh.. and in theory, under does stop children from pulling off the whole roll at once. In practice, it means they have to be slightly more creative before they manage to pull off the whole roll.

At 10:34 AM , Anonymous Eleanor said...

When I was growing up, my mother said that it always had to be underneath, so even though I am now mumble years old, I put it over the top, since I am still rebelling!

At 1:45 PM , Blogger lardog88 said...

Over the top.

Because it is the International Standard set back in 1954 during the first annual conference on toilet tissue. (anyone buy that?)

At 11:55 AM , Blogger MrFisher said...

As most of you know, I'm not normally a guy who is over the top about anything.

Butt, when it comes to wipes, I always go over the top so I can see my paperwork and how much is needed.

*Punky pushes me to procrastinate imPortant purchase orders due pronto, poof*

At 4:03 PM , Anonymous Susan said...

Over the top. Toilet paper and paper you can see the end. I will change them here at work if either one hangs down the back.

And just look at some of the printed towels...for the design to be correct when you look at the roll hanging there...the end HAS to hang down in the front.

At 11:36 AM , Anonymous Boo Augustus said...

I no longer use toilet paper at home. I have switched to pre-moistened, disposable toilets. They're so refreshing and leave my behind clean enough to eat off of.


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