So, which are you?
A. Next to the wall.
B. Over the top.
All my years growing up, Mama put hers on to come over the top (B). Now Mama went to school back when home ec was a very serious subject. Mother would cut her shortening to get air bubbles out when she measured for a recipe. She'd whip down the seam edges inside a garment when she sewed. So, I trusted her judgement on this totally.
When I started keeping house, the roll went on over the top. And that's how it's been for over thirty years.
Then one day last fall, Pete put a roll on himself. Next to the wall. (A) Now I was ecstatic that ANYONE other than me put a roll on!! Usually they just sit a new roll on top for me to put on. But after all these years of habit, I just had to switch it.
Not to long afterward, Pete loaded another roll...to the wall. I was like "Hey, sweetie, I'm proud of you, but couldn't you hang it the right way, over the top?" And he has a mini-melt down. Started sputtering about that's how his mama always hung the roll and he's always had to deal with it my way, etc. etc.
Now, I surely admired his mama, too. And I often feel totally overloaded and overwhelmed these days. And I decided to call a truce. When he hangs one, I leave it like he put it up. And when I hang one, sometimes I hang it his way. In honor of Hazel, his mom. And because I figure thirty years is a long time not to have it your way.
Now, leave a comment and tell me which way the roll rolls in your home.