Thursday, February 7, 2008

Over or Under?

I come before you, oh great blogosphere, requesting you answer the questions that has haunted mankind for a millenium. Or at least haunted Not a Grampy and myself for 20+ years.

Does the toilet paper go on the roll over or under?

I want my toilet paper over. Not a Grampy, under.

It has to be over, that way when you go to pull your squares off you don't end up with the entire roll spread out on the floor. When it is under you can't even find the end to tear off the required amount. Especially when it is left hanging on the inside of the roll. Some consideration for the next user would be appreciated.

So, my dear friends in the Internet World. Can you please help me on this quest.

Over or Under?


Frankie said...

I go with under now. Just because I have an asshat cat who loves and I mean LOVES to take all the paper off the roll and rip it to shreds. I used to be an over gal. Until he came along. Now I am lucky to even keep it on the holder for more than a day or two.

Avitable said...

I leave it sitting on the counter until my wife puts it on the roll any way she wants.

Bluepaintred said...

theoretically, it should be over, but realistically, its which ever way I shove it on.

Miss Britt said...

I was of the mind that it didn't really matter.


You know how in hotels they fold the end into a little triangle so you know the room was cleaned?

Yeah, go do that. You'll have your answer.

Mushy said...

I'm with you...over!

Tug said...

It depends on how close to the toilet it is - if it's too close, it has to go under or it's an uncomfy reach.


Not a Granny said...

frankie-yeah cats do love that, don't they!

avi-of course you do, but there are always those times when you wife has gone to bed, you have company, and there is no tp.

blue-but you are teaching your boys the Over method, right?

miss britt-I do fold the ends.

mushy-see a man after my own heart.

tug-but mine isn't that close!

Shelli said...


Sheila said...

hell, I don't care as long as there IS toilet paper in the bathroom!

ablondeblogger said...

What Sheila said! That's exactly what I was going to say!

LOVE your blog, btw. Your template is so hot!

Mrs RW said...

I'm with Tug. It depends on the location of the roll. Upstairs it's under, downstairs it's over. Of course, now that they no longer make patterned toilet paper how it looks doesn't really matter anymore. There's no "right side" and "wrong side".

Not a Granny said...

shelli-Yeah, one more vote for me!!

sheila-but it matters when you go to pull it off and you can't find the end!!

ablondeblogger-thanks for stopping by. Sheila gets all the credit for the template. I tried to do it myself and messed it up BAD!!

mrs RW-why did they stop doing that? Making pretty tp?

Mrs RW said...

There's a cult of people who think that fragrance, dye and extra softness in the tp will destroy the world as we know it.

Personally, I liked the fragrance, dye and extra softness. My butt suffered no ill effects from the time we did have those additives. Screw the ecological effects. I won't be here to see it so I don't care. There was something sickeningly satisfying about having my toilet paper match my bathroom decor.

Rose said...

I never even thought of it. I had to check. lol I'm with you. Over!

Mr. Fabulous said...

I have good news and bad news.

The good news is that YOU are right. It is ALWAYS over.

The bad news is that because he is an UNDER person, he has to die.

Diva said...

Me: However's clever.
Big T: Under for sure.

He gets a tick if it's any other way.

Camie said...

Well, when mine actually makes it to the holder, it goes over. But I usually just place it with out thinking, by this point, I have already been yelled at because I left it on the counter! silly men