The Mrs.: I personally like the toilet paper to be in the over position. I find it easier to manage and it looks neater. I can’t stand when the paper is in the under position, especially when you need to use one hand and it’s nearly impossible to get it to tear properly. I also don’t like the fact that if someone uses the bathroom before you and leaves the next available piece of toilet paper facing the wall away from you and you have to spin the paper until the next sheet is available. Have some respect for the next toilet user! Not that I want you touching my piece of paper, but just tear it long enough to leave a small piece hanging so it’s easier for the next person.
The Mr.: It’s harder for our toddler to unravel the roll when it’s positioned under. He usually just tries to spin the roll until it starts to unravel but, it doesn’t in the under position. It would be different if he was pulling the actual paper, but he just spins the roll. When the paper is in the over position and he spins it forward within minutes all the toilet paper is unraveled on the bathroom floor. I feel the paper looks neater in the under position. As you can see my wife and I don’t see eye to eye on that part! I like the way you can just pull the exact amount that you need and tear it neatly. It works well for me.
The Sister: It’s over, because it’s easier to find the last sheet when it’s in that position. So, no matter how much you roll the toilet paper you’ll always finish in the same position. In the under position you’re always rolling it and it’s harder for you to find that last sheet. It’s like clear adhesive tape; you always want to know where you last left off. So you leave it marked or on the perforated edge so it’s easier to find and tear. There’s my two cents…
Mother Dearest: All the bathrooms in my home have the toilet paper in the over position. The paper is more visible when it’s over as opposed to it being under. It’s aesthetically more pleasing to the eyes and for all practical purposes, easier to grab and tear cleanly without jagged edges. When the paper doesn’t have good perforations it’s easier to use one hand as opposed to two. You don’t have that kind of maneuvering when it’s under because it rolls. I’m all for the one hand pull and tear especially if the other hand is occupied, or you need a free hand.
In closing, I’m a strong over the top believer, hands down!
Please give me your thoughts… Are you Team Over, or Team Under?
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