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Debate Season [Oct. 27th, 2008|09:06 am]
Nicodemus
There are some questions which are perennially debated because they present such challenges in finding a consensus. Yet these choices shape who we are as a society and affect our daily lives.

Now is your time to make your stand on this vital issue!

Poll #1286001 The Great Debate

The loose end of the toilet paper...

...should come over the top and hang down in front.
52(78.8%)
...should go over the top and hang down in back.
9(13.6%)
...doesn't matter because I have no dispenser and set the roll on its side.
5(7.6%)
...isn't there because I have no toilet paper.
0(0.0%)

Pet biases:

I have mischievous cats who made my decision for me.
16(84.2%)
I have weasels and all my toilet paper is shredded.
3(15.8%)
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[User Picture]From: tsuyoto
2008-10-27 04:55 pm (UTC)
The loose end of the toilet paper should come over the top, hang down in front, and be folded into a point after each use.
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[User Picture]From: jovino
2008-10-27 07:22 pm (UTC)
Seconded! I was just about to post this myself. We do this all the time -- especially when at someone else's house.
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[User Picture]From: foofers
2008-10-27 06:38 pm (UTC)
There was a janitorial study done a few years back that found that rolls hung "hanging down the back" fashion tended to last slightly longer; that users tend to grab fewer squares in this configuration.

Being the most frugal tightwad in the universe, I started hanging my paper this way. This lasted all of maybe two rolls before returning to the traditional configuration for the sake of my aesthetic sanity. There's a crucial reason why toilet paper is supposed to hang from the front: Mad Magazine always illustrated it this way!
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[User Picture]From: happyjenn97
2008-10-27 06:56 pm (UTC)
My dog has no interest in toilet paper.
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2008-10-27 06:57 pm (UTC)
Over the top! Whee! And as for Weasels, mine is 7800miles away, but he's still mine (although he has no effect on my toilet paper at this time).
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[User Picture]From: weasely
2008-10-28 01:35 am (UTC)
Yoooou just wait *fistshake* -.o
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[User Picture]From: qatar
2008-10-27 08:00 pm (UTC)
I dunno if you guys are old enough to remember Ann Landers, but this is apparently the most controversial topic she ever addressed. I remember her, at some point in my childhood, begging people to stop sending her mail about it.

The next sentence will be the most bourgeois one I have ever uttered. I was happy that I married someone of the same toilet paper persuasion as me (namely, "over") so we wouldn't have to argue about it, but our maid is of the "under" persuasion, so I still have to go through the house switching them once a week.
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[User Picture]From: qatar
2008-10-27 08:01 pm (UTC)
By "you guys" I mean your general readership. Of course I know that you, Nicodemus, are at least as old and decrepit as I.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-10-27 08:04 pm (UTC)
Oh sure, no probl--- HEY!

:D
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2008-10-27 08:08 pm (UTC)
And I say, preserve the right of same-toilet-paper-persuasion couples to marry! Vote NO on Proposition 2-ply!
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[User Picture]From: shalora
2008-10-28 12:07 am (UTC)
Didn't they do a study that found that, overall, people with incomes over a certain limit had their toilet paper over the top, while people under that limit mostly had it under/hanging down the back?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-10-28 05:05 am (UTC)
Wow. I'm stuck even trying to guess what the correlating reason might be! That's just baffling.
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2008-10-28 10:37 am (UTC)
Anyone who has any doubt on this point does not belong in civilised society!
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