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Poll: How do you hang your toilet paper?

Over hand 49 (60%)
Under hand 13 (16%)
I don't hang it either way, I set it on the counter 15 (19%)
I don't use toilet paper, you insensitive clod 4 (5%)
   Discussion: How do you hang your toilet paper?
Josh Woodward · 18 years ago
The only reason they hang it underhand at some public bathrooms it to make it harder to unravel the thing. Overhand is the only way to go.

(first post!)
Andrea Krause · 18 years ago
I really wish there had been an option for "Not consistently either way"...I just hang it whatever direction I happen to be holding it in...and get chastized when the result isn't overhand. :) I just don't care enough to bother training myself one way. *I* can get my toilet paper fine no matter what direction it's in. :)

And, either way it hangs, half of it gets into the paws of naughty kitties. :)
nate... Back · 18 years ago
Heck yeah! Overhand all the way!!!!
Melinda J. Beasi · 18 years ago
I'm all about underhand. It just seems neater to me. It's totally an aesthetic thing. I don't get the part about it being more difficult to unravel, though... the public restrooms I have a problem with are the ones who make the dispenser not fit the roller... you know, so it is impossible to move the roll at all, no matter which way the paper is hanging.
Mamalissa! · 18 years ago

with a little folded point like they have at your finer hotels.  Ok, not really. But there was a radio story on some show about a woman who collects those tp points.  She's thinks she's traced the history back to one person.

and yes, naughty kitties don't care how the toilet paper is hanging.

Andrea Krause · 18 years ago
I hang it at dawn in the town square! Bad paper! Naughty paper! It killed my wife!
nate... Back · 18 years ago
"Bad, wicked, naughty Zoot!"
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 18 years ago
That's my answer. When I use toilet paper with a print pattern I'm more likely to hang it overhand.
Sarah Back · 18 years ago
When my parent's new house was built... the upstairs toilet was put about 3 feet away from the wall on one side and like 9 feet away on the other. No counter in reaching distance so the roll sits on the top of the tank.
Andrea Krause Back · 18 years ago
What a silly design!!
Sarah Back · 18 years ago
I love the ones where you get like one square at a time.
Sarah Back · 18 years ago
My cousin does that with the folded points. I don't understand her.
Sarah Back · 18 years ago
I saw one of these nice toilet paper stands that goes beside the toilet for cases like the design of the upstairs bathroom. I tried to talk my Dad into getting one since he complains about it the most. He said it was a great idea and that was it. Nothing more happened.
Annika Back · 18 years ago

You people are so wrong! Don't know know there's the sloppy overhand way and the proper underhand way? God.. that was drilled into my brain as a kid. I always hang it underhand now.

nate... Back · 18 years ago
Bah! Overhand is the only way, underhand is inconvenient and looks bad.
Misch · 18 years ago
You mean... you don't know how to use the three seashells? *hahahahaha*
Annika Back · 18 years ago
It looks bad?? Overhand looks bad, it's all sloppy hanging out there, if it's underhand you don't have to see it hanging. You're nutty Nate. Just admit it.. I'm right.
Annika Back · 18 years ago
Although I'm feeling a bit outnumbered by this poll.. Damn, don't you people have any class in tp hanging??
George E. Nowik Back · 18 years ago

*cuss* *curse* *swear* *%!@#!@* *mutter* *filth* *nastiness* *erotica* *barbara streisand*

*grab citations*

thank you.

 -= george =-

Annika Back · 18 years ago
Oh dear god.. of all the movies you could quote, you picked one with Sylvester Stalone.. *gag*
nate... Back · 18 years ago
It's okay to be wrong, anni. We won't hold it against you.
Annika Back · 18 years ago
I'm not wrong, I'm one of the few right people. I think you've temporarily misplaced your good taste Nate.
Adam Hartfield Back · 18 years ago
I have a stand like that. I got it for like $20 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Very handy.
ShrinkMan · 18 years ago
BACK THE FREAKIN' TRUCK UP!!!! Re: the above posting entitled "Bleh" (the one with my girlfriend sitting on her pet ani's shoulder!). THE AUTHOR IS A FONT OF MISLEADING INNUENDO AND A PURVEYOR OF BLANTANT FALSEHOOD!!! Despite her seeming to indicate that she cares not which way she hangs the Toilet Paper, she is leading you on a path of deception... Yes, she has hung the paper both underhanded and PROPERLY, but what she fails to acknowledge, is that in our entire relationship (which has just celebrated its first anniversary!) she has done so precisely *ONCE* in either direction!!! ...Hell, I recently bought and installed a handy roll extender that gives us a second, back up roll - just in case - and, the other day, I still found both the new *and* the old rolls empty! That smart-mouthed, low-down, sneaky, rasi-frasin' wabbit!
Andrea Krause Back · 18 years ago
Hey, I've changed the rolls at LEAST 5 times. :)
danced with Lazlo Back · 18 years ago
you're wrong. :P
lawrence · 18 years ago
otherwise, you need to use two hands to tear it. when it's overhand, you can pull it against the roll itself and tear it off in a single stroke. if it's underhand, you have no leverage and have to hold it with your other hand.
A girl named Becca Back · 18 years ago
Yup....I'm definitely an apathetic, inconsistent sort of girl when it comes to hanging toilet paper.....though, thanks to this poll, it will probably get added to the list of things I'm obsessive-compulsive about.
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 Back · 18 years ago
Underhand is just wrong. Overhand is the only way to go.

In my experience mods are really smart. This just proves my point.
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 Back · 18 years ago
Welcome to the OCD club!

I have a suspicion about me...

I hate sticky things.

Ooh I hate sticky things.
Rachel Beck · 18 years ago
I have an underhand mother and an overhand father. There used to be a great deal of passive-aggressive changing the way the roll was hanging. I hang mine overhand, but I don't feel strongly about it.
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 Back · 18 years ago
Tracing history? Collecting?

Some people have way too much free time.
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 · 18 years ago
1 in 20 of us so far don't use toilet paper. Scary.
Melinda J. Beasi Back · 18 years ago
Okay that was funny. :) Hee!
J. Andrew World · 18 years ago
My Backaroo Banzia poll didn't!  I mean seash, who cares about Toilet paper!  However I do feel that the names of the people who said they don't use toilet paper should have there names posted at the top of FHDC and we shall shun them in all public events for their lack of hygene!
Annika Back · 18 years ago
I care about toilet paper. I care deeply about it. Without toilet paper can you imagine... ick.
Annika Back · 18 years ago
No.. You're wrong, you're all wrong. You and your fish, and cats, and birds, and dogs, you're all wrong. *twitch*
nate... Back · 18 years ago
Yeah, I was just noticing that.

Umm.. have those people reverted to the 'ol corn cob?
Andrea Krause Back · 18 years ago
Whose side are you on, wench?? :)
Back · 18 years ago


overhand RULES!



Annika Back · 18 years ago
Damn you people and your tp hanging wrongness! And.. yuck.. @ you no tp people. If they are serious, I wonder what they use.
Laura P. · 18 years ago

I voted "on the counter", but really I most often place the new roll on top of the empty tube still in the tp holder. Yes, I am that lazy.

Also, since we're talking about TP, I can't stand to use colored, or patterned TP. Just white, and occasionally that "natural" brown that looks like paper towels you get in some public bathrooms. Colored tp seems so fussy, especially pink or flowered tp. Also, I think I heard once that colored tp was bad for you, so I gave it up and never looked back. Anyone else ever heard about colored tp being a health hazard or is it something I just imagined?

Laura P. Back · 18 years ago
Maybe they use old Sears catalogs like during the Depression
Annika Back · 18 years ago
I doubt it's harmful, it's probably one of those things that goes around, like rice swelling up in birds stomachs causing them to explode, or pop rocks and soda.. and was it the red m&m's that were supposed to be hazardous to your health? Or was the the yellow ones? Anyway, my point is, it's unlikely.
Annika Back · 18 years ago
lol, I was thinking of that after I posted it. That and the fact that maybe they're the outdoor type and they use leaves or something.
Rachel Marie aka RAI Back · 18 years ago
Um, dude, were you a math major or something. You put in way too much thought into the whole TP situation.


P.S. Overhand roolz.

nate... Back · 18 years ago
Or green M&M's making you horny.
Annika Back · 18 years ago
I love those giant rolls of tp in restaurant bathrooms. Back when I lived in Kenmore, we had no money and were always running out of tp, so anytime we were near the end of the role and had no money, I'd visit the local McDonalds and use a little luggage key, to open the tp holder, and steal the role. Those rolls lasted months!! It was wonderful. I recommend stealing tp from McDonalds.. Especially if you use your debit card there.. as they charge 15 cents.. so after using debit there a few times, it about equals the price of one of those rolls.
Annika Back · 18 years ago
Oh.. I hadn't heard that one.
lawrence Back · 18 years ago
close. computer science. :)
Bel kjfdxcvuyjh8 Back · 18 years ago
My polls never get posted either.
Rhi: so confused Back · 18 years ago
it was the red dye that they found to be a carcinogen.  but they found a new one.  *can't imagine a world without red m&m's*

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