Friday, March 27, 2015

I Saw it on Facebook

   



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.

25 comments:

  1. Over the top usually unless I'm in a hurry. I seem to be the one that changes the majority of the rolls here, must be a woman thing :)

    betty

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    1. Yes! I knew you were an over the topper.

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    2. Over the top. In our last house the vent for the heater came up from the floor and would blow the tissue paper if it were hanging over the top. One day my husband said that gave him a warm feeling, so I made sure if I put it on, I always did it the "right way."

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  2. Saw this on Facebook, huh? I guess I'm not surprised as a good many 'FB Great Debates' seem to deal with #@%$ I mean toilet tissues...oops, I mean issues. Wow, my mama would be washing my mouth out with soap as soon as she finished putting on the Charmin 'Over the Top'. I didn't know there was another way!!!
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

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    1. Oh, someone's got a "potty" mouth. LOL Knew you'd know the proper way to roll!

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  3. When I stop to think about it, I'm a B-er.
    But I often don't care to notice, which is strange because I'm - excuse the expression - anal in other ways. Smiles.

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    1. LOL Bathroom humor is running amuck here!

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  4. Now this is a serious subject. I put it over the top and to me there is no other way. Rarely when John installs a roll he does it wrong and I change it. he never notices anyway.

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    1. Oh, good, Paula! This means it's trending toward me being right. I like that.

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  5. Rolls from the outside. I want nothing touching the wall before it touches me. TMI LOL!

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  6. We here in the Hollywood Nut Hut... use the three shell method! :)

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    1. "He doesn't know how to use the three seashells!" lol..haven't seen Demolition Man in forever. Great reference!

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    2. That I was not expecting! Until I noticed who posted it. :P

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  7. I'm with you Barbara--always over the top! I didn't even realize that next to the wall was something people did (on purpose) until a few months ago. I guess we all just get set in our own ways. Nice of you to let Pete try it his way for a while :-)

    The Pedestrian Writer

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  8. I've added you to my Feedly. Looking forward to AtoZ

    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-atoz-great-and-powerful-theme-reveal.html

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    1. Thank you, Tami! I'm super-uber excited about this AtoZChallenge.

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  9. I even used to swap it to over in other peoples houses. I am not sure if I am ready to let that go in my own home yet. All the best for the #atozchallenge
    Reflex Reactions<

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    1. I must confess, Ida, I've swapped it over in other places a few times too. Thanks for stopping by Caneyhead! A beautiful Sunday morning here, I hope you have the same.

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  10. Hi Barbara! Hmm, I definitely have to say I'm an "over the top" kind of person lol. It's just so much easier to grab and tear without pulling much toilet paper than necessary. Toilet paper rolls that are close to the wall/go under bother me for some reason :P

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    1. I hear you, Wendy Lu. It seems everyone in the challenge is an over the topper.

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  11. I am still in but did not do a theme reveal - it is my blog after all - and choosing to participate in A-Z does not mean anyone involved in it can mandate my posting. I will start posting tomorrow. And it's a joke to say the poke me with a fork thing incorrectly. I've been doing that as my sign off for twenty five years. I notice you are bossy in your sign off and command people to leave a comment. Thanks for coming by.

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    1. Yes, Craig, I am kinda bossy. But did you notice, I do offer you a cup of coffee?! LOL Enjoy the challenge, or don't if you prefer it that way. ;)

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