View Poll Results: Toilet Paper Hanging Direction
Over 158 88.76%
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:44 PM
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Toilet Paper

Frankly I'm a little surprised this hasn't popped up as a poll before.

Well?
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:45 PM
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I'll vote "yes."
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:49 PM
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Our roll sits on top of the tank. There *is* no "over" or "under". It's all sideways.

However, you've made me think of a great poll!
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:57 PM
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Over. I've called my husband a heathen before cause he insists it goes on the back of the toilet. It's hard to reach back there if you sit down for everything!
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:57 PM
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Sideways.

But I don't use it. I use andrex moist wipes.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:05 PM
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Frankly I'm a little surprised this hasn't popped up as a poll before.

Well?
You mean pooped up in a poll.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:14 PM
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Over.

Unless there is a cat in the house. Then it's always under.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:22 PM
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Over.

Unless there is a cat in the house. Then it's always under.
That reminds me
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:24 PM
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What is this toilet paper that everyone speaks of?

Oh, and let me shake your hand.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:24 PM
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Why didn't you add as a poll option "don't really care"? Because that's me. If it makes it to the roll we're lucky, often times it sits right on top of the laundry basket.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:26 PM
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Paperwork done!
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:46 PM
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Over is the only correct way. If wipe # 1 results in your hands getting a little soiled, then you're much less likely to dirty the wall when you grab the paper for wipe # 2 if the paper is hanging over the roll.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:55 PM
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Three people have apparently voted "heathen" but have not shown themselves. I want to know whom not to invite to my house.

ETA: Uh, nevermind. Public poll.

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Old 10-19-2009, 02:57 PM
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Why didn't you add as a poll option "don't really care"? Because that's me. If it makes it to the roll we're lucky, often times it sits right on top of the laundry basket.
I also have no strong preferences. I always put in on as an under, because I was raised in a house where that's what was taught. But if I get it backwards by mistake or see that someone else has put it on the other way, I don't change it. I can't imagine caring that much.

I say that even though my Dad cared very much which way it went. If I had put it on wrong as a child, it would have been changed back. If I had done it wrong twice, there would have been words.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:59 PM
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Actually, my true answer is: I rarely hang it. But when I do, under.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:17 PM
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under is better. with over especially on a well used roll it rolls out too much and you can't get a good snap to tear. from under a good positive snap up will tear and not spin out extra.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:21 PM
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And on a lighter note: Should the US invade Iran?
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:36 PM
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Under. It looks neater and you can get a good "tear-snap". Over sometimes you get more than you asked for.

Plus, cats.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:45 PM
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I'm an Over girl. My parents are Nazi Under people and every time I visit and put the TP on over, they immediately change it to under. So I've taken to not even putting a new roll on as I refuse to capitulate to the Underers pressure...
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:08 PM
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Interesting percentages on the poll... thanks to all who voted for providing ammo for my household cold war.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:38 PM
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Question: does the TP correlate to the paper towel rolls? In my house it was always TP under, but paper towels over.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:46 PM
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Ann Landers ran the same poll. Her office was waist-deep in mail for weeks, and a lot of it was very angry stuff. She vowed never to do another poll.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:55 PM
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The unanswered question is: what's our vector, Victor?
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:45 PM
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Question: does the TP correlate to the paper towel rolls? In my house it was always TP under, but paper towels over.
Y'all are gonna think I'm making this up, but our paper towels are sideways too ... see how we avoid all the conflict in our marriage?
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:57 PM
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Y'all are gonna think I'm making this up, but our paper towels are sideways too ... see how we avoid all the conflict in our marriage?
Yeah, but does the roll run clockwise or counter-clockwise?
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:16 PM
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Yeah, but does the roll run clockwise or counter-clockwise?
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:22 PM
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If I could hang it, it'd be over. My #1 will shred the roll, regardless of how it's hung, so now it stays in the drawer.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:26 PM
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Only bad people hang it under.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:27 PM
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Yeah, but does the roll run clockwise or counter-clockwise?
That would depend on whether they're in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:38 PM
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Yeah, but does the roll run clockwise or counter-clockwise?
That depends on whether it's last been used by my mother (strongly right handed) or by me (mostly leftie).
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:09 AM
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This is a good poll. Another would be "do you fix the roll if someone puts it on 'wrong'?" I do.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:09 AM
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Over, and I am glad to see that a vast majority of Dopers are sensible.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:37 PM
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I don't really care, and it's bizarre to me that anyone does to any significant degree, but I just want to see this post vindicated, given how close that goal already is.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:28 PM
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Under, I have cats.

But beyond that, I believe it is the natural order of things. No damned internet poll is going to tell me otherwise!

I will admit my paper towels hang over, but only because the rack is under the sink and it's a logistics issue.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:32 PM
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This is a zombie, so I'm going to lock it. Current poll here.
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