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The real debate

Seeing as it is a day for participating in not so serious polls such as the great egg debate ison1 started, I thought I should start my own not so serious poll. What is the correct way to place your toilet paper on the toilet roll holder? As this is a heated topic in so many households and often the cause of relationship breakdowns, I want to see a good clean debate with name calling and Tepee attacks kept to a minimum. If you simply can't resist coating someone's profile with rolls of the soft white stuff then be aware we will expect you to help clean up the mess :D

The End should always be placed under the roll

7 votes / 38% 7 votes / 38 %

pfft over is the only way to go

7 votes / 38% 7 votes / 38 %

on the shelf, there is a cardboard tube occupying the holder. it looks dangerous and shouldnt be disturbed

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

newspaper wont fit on that tiny little thing, so a pile in the corner suits me

2 votes / 11% 2 votes / 11 %

I refuse to comply with your poxy loo roll laws. It will sit wherever it lands.

2 votes / 11% 2 votes / 11 %

Im a tradisionalist a bush and some leaves are all I need.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes
This poll has received 18 vote(s) so far.

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j2401 wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:03 AM

Definitely under the roll and it must always be white, no coloured paper is allowed in our house

phoenixmaid wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:15 AM

Yay you're a purist like myself.

Feisty56 wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:35 AM

In the spirit of this not-so-serious poll, I'm going to share an idea that I use when I lightheartedly want to ruffle someone's feathers: When you use the facilities at a friend or family member's home, reverse which ever way they've placed the toilet tissue on the holder. : ) You'll get a little chuckle from the response.

phoenixmaid wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:42 AM

teehee I'm glad I'm not the only one wicked enough to get a kick out of this. although I did learn pretty quickly not to do this to someone who suffers from OCD. Big mistake!

kat123456 wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:43 AM

Oh I love this poll :) Under and white here too. SImples.

ison1 wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:45 AM

Hahaha, It's good to see someone else unafraid to tackle the big questions. Now I can't get Beavis and Butthead out of my head! "Hehe hehe I need TP for my bum holio"

Feisty56 wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:51 AM

What I thought was a little family joke between my Mom and I came down to a serious conversation one day about how I was not to tamper with the toilet roll again. Obsessive-compulsive folks tend to take the fun right out of it. I'm a "good girl" at Mom's house now.

Kat- wrote on January 6, 2015, 9:53 AM

I chose under, but not for any aesthetic appearance thing. We have two cats, when it is under they tend to leave it alone and when it is over they take that as an invitation to try to unroll the whole thing. emoticon :sad:

inkedwriter wrote on January 6, 2015, 10:22 AM

I've heard people argue heatedly over this one. I really don't care either way. it's not as if either way requires a Herculean effort to get at the paper.

GedWrites wrote on January 6, 2015, 12:25 PM

I have a sponge on the end of a long stick, I then use the same sponge to clean my back when having a bath. emoticon :smile:

GayleStorm wrote on January 6, 2015, 12:55 PM

This poll cracked me up. I was trying to think about how I put my TP on the roll when I remember that the apartment we've been living in for 2 years doesn't even have a holder for the most important of bathroom necessities.

WorDazza wrote on January 6, 2015, 3:07 PM

Aha! I'm glad I read this. We usually go 'over' and end up with cat induced unrolling phenomenon. So it's 'under' from now on for me.

mrsmerlin wrote on January 6, 2015, 4:40 PM

You have been hiding in the cupboard again haven't you? Listening to me and hubby arguing about this very subject lol. He's and under and I'm an over so the loo roll here tends to be more mobile than most as we constantly change its direction according to personal preference

Ruby3881 wrote on January 7, 2015, 2:51 AM

No coloured stuff in our house either!

phoenixmaid wrote on January 7, 2015, 5:15 AM

Oh it's nice to know there are so many of us out there

phoenixmaid wrote on January 7, 2015, 5:16 AM

Lol how did i forget about bevis and buthead?

phoenixmaid wrote on January 7, 2015, 5:17 AM

Lol the arguments have never been an issue in our house either. but it must bother people because the roll is switched about every time someone uses it

phoenixmaid wrote on January 7, 2015, 5:18 AM

I think the cats are just object to it being the wrong way around lol. they know how o train us :D

phoenixmaid wrote on January 7, 2015, 5:19 AM

lol I lost my coffee laughing at this.

phoenixmaid wrote on January 7, 2015, 5:20 AM

We didn't for a long time. it drove me crazy cos the kids would kick it across the room. I have a free standing one now

phoenixmaid wrote on January 7, 2015, 5:23 AM

Damn I thought my wobbly ninja skills would stop you working it out. erm sorry if the towels are bit scratchy I got peckish and had to munch on some biscuits it was dark in there so i think i might have lefts some crumbs...sorry

Kat- wrote on January 7, 2015, 7:10 AM

Haha...I make that comment a lot about the pets, that they train us humans well!

BodieMor wrote on January 8, 2015, 5:37 AM

Aw, your poll doesn't have a proper choice for me. emoticon :sad: I get teased by my family because the toilet tissue and paper towel rolls are positioned according to where they are situated... like, whether a jacket might catch on a roll going over in one bathroom. In another the tissue is more awkward to reach when under. When we have a new kitten all roll ends are of course, under - until the kittens lose interest. Then it again goes back to which positioning is most sensible-in-the-circumstances. And my rules must be adhered to. Am I displaying bipolar OCD?

WordChazer wrote on January 8, 2015, 10:33 AM

I put it under, my husband puts it over. There is an argument for either way - it looks neater whent he end is closer to the wall but you can't grab it as easily as you can in the over position. Hotels tend to the over argument with a pointy end on the first sheet too. We use white because it's cheaper but I don't know what color we would use as our bathroom has no theme to it.