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Debate Season [Oct. 27th, 2008|09:06 am]
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.
...should go over the top and hang down in back.
...doesn't matter because I have no dispenser and set the roll on its side.
...isn't there because I have no toilet paper.

Pet biases:

I have mischievous cats who made my decision for me.
I have weasels and all my toilet paper is shredded.

[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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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!

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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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