Friday, December 2, 2011

Toilet Paper Wars

This is a repost from my other blog, Kristina's Soapbox, which is no longer active. It originally posted on 3/9/2008. I can't believe I've been blogging that long! I encountered this problem again recently, and thought you might enjoy this.

It all started when I moved back in with my parents when I was 20. I was pregnant and had to get up to go to the bathroom frequently during the night. In the middle of the night, you need to know what direction the toilet paper if facing to make it a quick trip.

I was a "down the back" toilet paper hanger and my mom was an "over the top" toilet paper hanger. We had a silent war going on. Contrary to what usually happens in a household, we each longed to be the one to change the toilet paper. It was quite a coup to be able to have the toilet paper hanging your way for a change. Not once during that 5 month war did anyone say anything about it aloud. The only casualty was sleep.

When Gary returned to the US, and we moved to Florida, I was thankful to once again have control over the toilet paper, only to find out that, *gasp*, Gary was an "over-the-topper". Once again we had a silent war going. I won most of the battles because Gary was not home as often as I was. Then, one day, we got toilet paper that had a design on it. And, the design was printed to be right side up when coming over the top of the roll. *GASP* Well, my organizing mind had to deal with the fact that I was wrong. I became an "over-the-topper". We have had peace in our house for 7 years. You might say that the toilet paper company negotiated a peace deal successfully.

Now, hostilities have broken out again. "How?", you might ask. And, you would be right to ask that. The answer is, because the idiot man has become a "down-the-backer". There is no rhyme or reason to why he has done this. I know it is the influence of his new squadron. They are evil and I'm going to have to nip this in the bud. I think I'm going to have to take the war to them. Maybe I'll TP their desks on Monday.

Hmmmm..... That might not be such a good idea. No telling how they'd pay me back. I guess I'll just have to keep silent vigil over the toilet paper rolls. Maybe I can change them out when they start to get low.....


  1. Just be thankful your husband changes the TP roll! I held out doing it once - instead using other bathrooms in the house and Hubs let it go for 4 days!! He was probably using other bathrooms too. Ratfink!

  2. You don't have to wait to flip it. I'm fanatical about the over-the-top TP and if somebody else puts a roll on upside down, I just flip it over next time I'm in there. :-)


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