The only solution is a boycott.
Even I – as a guy – put my roll of toilet paper facing outward. What’s so special it facing inward anyway?
I’m with Toni – 100%
Put up 2 holders! ;-)
All those things to adjust to/compromise on!
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.
Uh-oh, toilet paper war ahead!
And put the lid back up when you’re done, Toni.
I guess the humor is on reduced-hours summer time.
@BEB01…yeah, we’ve been down this road before, haven’t we?
Toni has it on the right way.
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…
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.
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.
I like the fact that Puddles has his framed photo just below those of his human “siblings”.
The rule in our household: Whoever replaces the TP decides how it hangs.
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.
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.
“An Outward Expression”
“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?”
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:
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Am I the only one who thought Brad’s mom was talking about putting on condoms for a second?
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.
Just be happy there IS some tp!
Enough of this “Male Acquiescence,” Brad!
Just start leaving the “Seat” DOWN in ALL Things!
You’ll make STATEMENT!
….,And Hopefully, IMPROVE Your “Aim”….,
Whoever buys the TP, decides how it faces.
Now! About that toothpaste tube!!!
Next: Toilet seat up, or down?
Next, toilet seat up or down?
my wife prefers the paper standing on end, to be unrolled sideways.
Whenever visiting friends who have it the wrong way, i always flip it for them, leaving them to wonder whodunnit.
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.
Hmm. This is as controversial as the seat up/seat down issue!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Over or under? Shouldn’t this have been covered in the wedding vows, or pre-nup?
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…
First world problem. Never cared.
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.
Nancy’s advise would be a lot more interesting if she was talking about Toni’s bra.
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.
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.
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.
Save a few trees and add a Bidet spray
If that roll holder has a swivel behind the hanger, it could be flipped with each use.
What about TJ? Does he do it Toni’s way?
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?
couples argue over a lot less !
That toilet’s migrated again.
Now it’s over next to the sink, instead of opposite it.
Brad – just be happy ALL the time – you are married to Toni, OK??!!
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.
We have a vertical dowel setup. There is no Over/Under issue.
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??!!
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.”
All this discussion about TP is over the top.
A nice relief from Shannon but maybe next week the strips will be about boundary setting and discipline…won’t hold my breath though
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.
The original patent application for toilet paper showed the direction as over the top.
Now, what about those “moist” wipes?
they made a roll holder that can rotate around if 2 members of the family prefer it over or underslung
I’ll go out on a limb and predict MORE SHANNON for tomorrow !
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!”
Either get a vertical holder or switch to wipes.
I is hid.