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    Namrepus 11 days ago

    The only solution is a boycott.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D. 11 days ago

    Even I – as a guy – put my roll of toilet paper facing outward. What’s so special it facing inward anyway?

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    AMY 11 days ago

    I’m with Toni – 100%

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    DaJellyBelly 11 days ago

    Put up 2 holders! ;-)

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    SactoSylvia 11 days ago

    All those things to adjust to/compromise on!

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    Charliegirl GC Insider 11 days ago

    If you have cats, better have it going over the back so the cat can’t unroll it. Of course, they’ll still try to take a bite out of the entire roll now and then.

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    chris_weaver 11 days ago

    Uh-oh, toilet paper war ahead!

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    cdgar 11 days ago

    And put the lid back up when you’re done, Toni.

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    beb01 11 days ago

    I guess the humor is on reduced-hours summer time.

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    blunebottle 11 days ago

    @BEB01…yeah, we’ve been down this road before, haven’t we?

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    circleM 11 days ago

    Toni has it on the right way.

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    Army_Nurse GC Insider 11 days ago

    over the top, always. as for cats being entertained by unrolling the entire roll on the floor? Too easy… just set a mousetrap on top of each TP roll… they’ll never mess w/ another roll of TP again… scares the bezeezus out of them…

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    Brdshtt GC Insider 11 days ago

    Just get an electronic dispenser – everyone will be happy. Do they still publish phone books?


    BTW, this is the third time we’ve been down this road in the years I have been here.

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    howtheduck 11 days ago

    Why is Toni getting advice from Nancy about the flipping toilet roll? I would want my flipping wife to talk to my flipping mother about no flipping toilet roll.

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    kauri44 11 days ago

    I like the fact that Puddles has his framed photo just below those of his human “siblings”.

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    Robert Danielzik 11 days ago

    The rule in our household: Whoever replaces the TP decides how it hangs.

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    luann1212 11 days ago

    Wow, I just got on to make an innocuous comment about the Foible Sunday this time including Toni, Brad and Nancy being the loving mother-in-law when scrolling through the first comments I already ran into a truly vile, bigoted troll comment, which I had to respond too. Sorry if I was offensive, but the comment was many degrees squared more offensive. Whew!! That being said, its nice to see the family relationship progress.

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    kenhense 11 days ago

    Roll Playing.

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    Night-Gaunt49 GC Insider 11 days ago

    At home over the top, in the ones everywhere else better to pull it the opposite way so that it cuts off and a little drops down.

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    JayBluE 11 days ago

    “An Outward Expression”

    “Papered Over”

    “Goldilocks And The Three Bares”

    “Getting To The Bottom Of Things”

    “An Etti-quette Above The Rest”

    “Just Wad Is Going On, Here?”

    “Rips And Curls…Then The Wipeout(♬)

    “The Changing Of The Guard”

    “Don’t Ask For Whom The Bowl Toils…”

    “The ‘Fight’ Of The Century…On Paper View”

    “A Flush To Judgment”

    “The Dispense Is Killing Me!”


    “Shall We Take The Rolls For A Spin?”

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    JayBluE 11 days ago

    I wonder if those blue bears in the woods in that TP commercial ever have these problems?


    Or maybe Brad and Toni could just compromise, and go with this:

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    capricorn9th 11 days ago

    All this fuss over how a toilet paper roll is placed on the TP dispenser? Oh lord. Who cares? I never pay attention to whether the end of the TP should face outward or inward. I just put it on the dispenser and be done with it. Nobody in my family cares either. Does this behavior border on OCD?

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    randomaccess2 11 days ago

    I live in a rental and the TP holder was installed on the wall where the shower overspray from around the curtain would get it wet. I just don’t use it. I leave a roll on the side of the tub so no hang prob. Also, if the roll is left where it was installed, my smaller grandkids can’t reach it from the toilet.

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    capricorn9th 11 days ago

    SALLY-MARGARET – continued from yesterday, missed response to your modified post: Thank you, Sally – Margaret! Now I get it – involve the whole family with whom the identified patient has contact with and identify the root of the problem caused by various members of the family. That much makes sense. Adults in a child’s life have huge impact without us realizing. Blaming the child is nonsense – they are born with clean slates and it is us adults who corrupt them so yes, their behaviors reflect the family members. You get that, trolls? Shannon is innocent – if you need to blame somebody, blame anyone but Shannon. I think Jonah is the biggest culprit but Surely Aunt Toni contribute significantly to her behavior as a demanding attention seeker – because she indulges her out of guilt for her brother’s poor parenting. I think it would benefit for Toni to identify her behavior and realize her impact on Shannon’s behavior and stop indulging her and allow herself to discipline her, guide her, socialize her, etc.

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    Brdshtt GC Insider 11 days ago

    For some folks that have a very small bathroom, they choose to have the paper roll over the back. It creates the illusion of more space.


    The cats just have to get used to it.

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    kenhense 11 days ago

    I wonder if – in this big world – there has been at least one divorce over the TP issue. I visualize the attorneys arguing and the judge working on a crossword puzzle.

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    steve7701 GC Insider 11 days ago

    Am I the only one who thought Brad’s mom was talking about putting on condoms for a second?

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    Dragongourd GC Insider 11 days ago

    In our house, under is the only way to get paper off the roll. If it’s over, only one or two squares come off at a time because of the angle it has to be pulled.

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    pearlquake 11 days ago

    Just be happy there IS some tp!

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    Mordock999 GC Insider 11 days ago

    Enough of this “Male Acquiescence,” Brad!

    Just start leaving the “Seat” DOWN in ALL Things!

    You’ll make STATEMENT!

    ….,And Hopefully, IMPROVE Your “Aim”….,

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    Don Draper 11 days ago

    Whoever buys the TP, decides how it faces.

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    Tyge 11 days ago

    Now! About that toothpaste tube!!!

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    OneTime59 11 days ago

    Next: Toilet seat up, or down?

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    OneTime59 11 days ago

    Next, toilet seat up or down?

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    Schrodinger's Dog 11 days ago

    my wife prefers the paper standing on end, to be unrolled sideways.

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    Squoop GC Insider 11 days ago

    Whenever visiting friends who have it the wrong way, i always flip it for them, leaving them to wonder whodunnit.

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    dayle2 11 days ago

    I like the paper draped over the top but what’s REALLY frustrating is how they’re making the rolls thicker/fatter so that when the roll is new, it’s so thick there’s no room for it to spin on the roll.

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    rick1881 11 days ago

    Hmm. This is as controversial as the seat up/seat down issue!

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    bcr131 11 days ago

    The obvious solution is to use a dispenser that holds the roll vertically, or one that can be rotated 180 degrees. Hmmm…Is this my “million dollar idea” that I just gave away?

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    forefrontsc GC Insider 11 days ago

    This argument was settled long ago in our home when I printed out that toilet paper with a printed design is made to be mounted ‘over’, not under. Case closed.

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    YatInExile GC Insider 11 days ago

    A guy who lived during the Great Depression told me that if the TP hangs over the back, you’ll use one sheet less. I’m not so sure about that, but I didn’t argue with him.

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    Germanshepherds4ever 11 days ago

    Very stupid, but at least it’s NOT about that BRAT!!If that rotten Shannon-snot shows up tomorrow, we’ll know Evans has just turned sadistic and enjoys torturing readers. Had enough of her to last the year and beyond.

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    Airman 11 days ago

    Over or under? Shouldn’t this have been covered in the wedding vows, or pre-nup?

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    ellisaana GC Insider 11 days ago

    TP direction, seat up or seat down, how to fold and stack towels – in a long term marriage, you soon learn which battles are important and which are not.

    Now, about loading the dishwasher…

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    Sakamichi 11 days ago

    First world problem. Never cared.

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    paullp GC Insider 11 days ago

    It isn’t the worst solution, except that people don’t always pay attention to the small things — so whoever uses up the roll and has to replace it may forget which way the previous roll went, even if that person replaces it immediately. It’s never been much of an issue in my house; I just flip it to “over” (the right way) if I see someone has put the roll in “under.” Problem solved without a battle. Of course, if Brad consistently failed to replace the roll after using it up, that would be a bigger issue worthy of marriage counseling.

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    beb01 11 days ago

    Nancy’s advise would be a lot more interesting if she was talking about Toni’s bra.

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    Bucinka 11 days ago

    Get one of those freestanding pedestals. That way, the free edge is far enough away from the wall that over or under doesn’t matter. And, it’s repositionable. They should have asked for one in the gift registry.

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    kauri44 11 days ago

    I think it was Ann Landers who said that her column topic that produced the most overwhelming amount of response mail was the over or under toilet roll issue. People seem to really, really care about this. I think she vowed never to bring up the topic again in her column.

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    locake 11 days ago

    Brad should be happy 100 percent of the time that a woman like Toni agreed to live with a man like him. She’s way out of his league in real life. Pairing like this only happen when a man is doing the writing.

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    Jmminnc 11 days ago

    Save a few trees and add a Bidet spray

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    Jogger2 10 days ago

    If that roll holder has a swivel behind the hanger, it could be flipped with each use.

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    Caldonia 10 days ago

    What about TJ? Does he do it Toni’s way?

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    Robert Morson 10 days ago

    I think half the time is an exaggeration. What about the time when you’re not in the bathroom? And, especially, the time when you’re in bed with a beautiful woman?

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    Schrodinger's Dog 10 days ago

    couples argue over a lot less !

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    Meh~tdology 10 days ago

    That toilet’s migrated again.

    Now it’s over next to the sink, instead of opposite it.

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    Code the Enforcer 10 days ago

    Brad – just be happy ALL the time – you are married to Toni, OK??!!

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    Code the Enforcer 10 days ago

    For the folks on ‘detail patrol’ out there: I’ll say I do like the pictures of earlier Luann, Brad, and Puddles in the back of Panel 1.

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    TLH1310 GC Insider 10 days ago

    We have a vertical dowel setup. There is no Over/Under issue.

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    Code the Enforcer 10 days ago

    At first, I was like – Is this about the toilet lid or WHAT?! Then, when it was about the t-paper ‘orientation’, I thought – What the heck does it matter? And WHY is Brad so sad?! Also, WHY did Toni feel she had to do the ‘Hotel V’? Paraphrasing, “I’ve had cats (loved ‘em), I’ve known cats. But you sir, you have no CATS!” So … what’s the big deal about all this??!!

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    kenhense 10 days ago

    Brad says “But now I’ll be unhappy half the time.” To quote the great W.C. Fields, “Avalanche is better than none at all.”

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    kenhense 10 days ago

    All this discussion about TP is over the top.

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    chris73 10 days ago

    A nice relief from Shannon but maybe next week the strips will be about boundary setting and discipline…won’t hold my breath though

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    Sisyphos 10 days ago

    This seems to be one of those issues over which people just cannot compromise! So, Nancy’s solution seems ingenious, as long as the bathroom has a toilet-paper holder that can be flipped to suit the preference of the user.

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    TimNelson 10 days ago

    The original patent application for toilet paper showed the direction as over the top.

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    pickled-onions 10 days ago
    He/she who changes the roll can put the roll on in the direction they prefer.
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    Schrodinger's Dog 10 days ago

    Now, what about those “moist” wipes?

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    yangeldf 10 days ago

    they made a roll holder that can rotate around if 2 members of the family prefer it over or underslung

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    Schrodinger's Dog 10 days ago

    I’ll go out on a limb and predict MORE SHANNON for tomorrow !

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    phxhocking 10 days ago

    This may be a tad off-topic, but I once worked in an office that was primarily female. We had one male employee. We did have a male bathroom and a female bathroom, but often the male bathroom was available while the female one was not. So, in an office meeting one day, we asked if it was okay if the females used the male bathroom when it wasn’t occupied. The male employee, without missing a beat, said, “Of course. Just be sure and put the seat up when your done!”

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    Freezer 10 days ago

    Either get a vertical holder or switch to wipes.

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    Meh~tdology 9 days ago

    I is hid.

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