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Old 04-25-13, 09:05 AM   #1
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Toilet Paper

Should the TP be dangled over the front of the Roll or the Back?

I've gotten into many an argument over this in shared bathrooms.
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Old 04-25-13, 09:08 AM   #2
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I always liked over the back because it was neater with no ragged end showing, but my wife prefers the front and I didn't feel it was worth arguing so I made the switch. As long as it's always one way, it's easier to find the end in the dark.
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Dangled to the front.

Easier to grab without rapping your knuckles or fingernails on the wall (ie more room).


(but that's just how I do it - I wouldn't comment about it or argue)
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I feel that over the back is easier to tear and less likely for other people to put a damp/soiled hand on the roll trying to tear what they want
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Baby wipes only.
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Gotta be the front. If it's at the back it's harder to get at, you're more likely to end up touching the wall where others with dirty hands have touched before you, and it's no less likely that someone will use a wet hand to hold the roll still while they tear off what they need.

Even if I'm visiting someone I have to resist the urge to turn the toilet paper around if they've put it so the end falls at the back.
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What's wrong with just putting it on the back of the throne or on the counter?
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Front if it is on a hanger. I like our work bathroom. The janitor always leaves a roll or two on top of the dispenser and I use one of those.
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What is wrong with warm rose scented water, warm air dry and a light powdering? You guys are animals!
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I will say that growing up with a cat, on the back was good because she was less likely to find a dangling end that she could play with and unroll half the roll.
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The janitor always leaves a roll or two on top of the dispenser and I use one of those.
You should take the TP off the roll first.
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Can anyone explain the habits of those folks that live in Finland... one thing I found somewhat amusing was the fact that every restroom I visited during my short stay there had a shower hand wand available at the toilet.

Basically one of these things:


Now it is easy to figure out what these do... but does one then walk around with a wet rear end or what... and "every" bath room? I mean these things were even in the men's room at the airport. Is this a country mandated item or what?
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Can anyone explain the habits of those folks that live in Finland... one thing I found somewhat amusing was the fact that every restroom I visited during my short stay there had a shower hand wand available at the toilet.

Basically one of these things:


Now it is easy to figure out what these do... but does one then walk around with a wet rear end or what... and "every" bath room? I mean these things were even in the men's room at the airport. Is this a country mandated item or what?
In some countries, that is all you get. No paper options.
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You should take the TP off the roll first.
No way, I stick my finger in the tube and swab away with the entire roll. Take off the dirty outer layer afterwards, sort of like those tape roll lint roller things.
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Over the front, unless you have a cat, then down the back.
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Can anyone explain the habits of those folks that live in Finland... one thing I found somewhat amusing was the fact that every restroom I visited during my short stay there had a shower hand wand available at the toilet.

Basically one of these things:


Now it is easy to figure out what these do... but does one then walk around with a wet rear end or what... and "every" bath room? I mean these things were even in the men's room at the airport. Is this a country mandated item or what?
Looks like a hand-held option to a full bidet.
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Once I was too lazy to buy any and I used newspaper for a week. I don't recommend it.
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Once I was too lazy to buy any and I used newspaper for a week. I don't recommend it.
Is this before or after the late 80's(?) when they moved to the ink that didn't come off the paper quite so easily?
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Over the front, unless you have a cat, then down the back.
I've had cats for pretty much my entire life (12 total cats), and not one of them has ever played with the TP roll.
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Looks like a hand-held option to a full bidet.
It is, basically... even in the men's room.
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I've had cats for pretty much my entire life (12 total cats), and not one of them has ever played with the TP roll.
You must have had lazy cats... Shared a house with a room mate that had a cat... the cat would sit on the toilet and just spin the roll.
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When I ws growing up in Europe in the 30s/40s all we used was newspaper.
Gave you something to read while sitting down and it was good way to recycle!
Never saw toilet paper before emigrating . . .you 'mericans as S-O spoiled!
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It depends on the particular toilet paper used. If the end sheet falls easily away from the roll, then the end sheet should be on the bottom where gravity will pull it down and make it easy to find. However, some toilet paper prefers to cling to the roll. That paper should be mounted so that the comes to you from the top so that you will be able to see the desired sheet and be able to push against the roll to begin acquiring the amount of paper you need.
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I've had cats for pretty much my entire life (12 total cats), and not one of them has ever played with the TP roll.
I have two sons, they both plauy with the toilet paper roll. I am glad you posted this, because I was beginning to fear they might be part cat.
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