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View Poll Results: Should the flap of the toilet paper roll face the front or the back?
The front, definitely! 54 85.71%
The back, no question about it! 9 14.29%
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Old 24 Sep 2003, 09:26 PM   #1
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Toilet paper - should the flap face the front or the back?

In an attempt to beat forum member Coume in the "Strangest Off-Topic Post" category, I ask you to answer the following question:
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When you put your toilet tissue on the spool, do you prefer it with the flap hanging over so it comes down over the roll; or do you prefer it hanging under so it runs down along the back of the roll and down along the wall?
Comments would be interesting...

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Old 24 Sep 2003, 10:11 PM   #2
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The latter. Because there is less friction restricting it being pulled and it is less likely to tear at the wrong place.

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Old 25 Sep 2003, 12:56 AM   #3
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The former. It's easier to get at and doesn't look "backwards".
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Old 25 Sep 2003, 04:00 AM   #4
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The front, just what I'm used to I suppose. I hate those that you get in hotels where there is a chrome flap on the top so that when you tear it off you lose the end under the flap and have to fiddle about to get hold of it again.
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Old 25 Sep 2003, 04:09 AM   #5
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Old 25 Sep 2003, 05:25 AM   #6
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I chose the back because less toilet paper will fly off the roll.
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Oh... heh heh, yeah, maybe I should explain I have 2 young boys who like to bat at the roll to see how fast the paper can fly off. Ever since we turned it around, it's not so much fun for them any more.
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Old 25 Sep 2003, 02:32 PM   #7
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Re: Toilet paper - should the flap face the front or the back?

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Originally posted by petergh
In an attempt to beat forum member Coume in the "Strangest Off-Topic Post" category, I ask you to answer the following question:
I think you won

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Oh, I voted for the front
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Old 25 Sep 2003, 04:42 PM   #8
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I prefer the piece hanging down to be against the wall.
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Old 25 Sep 2003, 06:38 PM   #9
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Over the roll
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Old 25 Sep 2003, 06:51 PM   #10
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I must say it's been interesting to see that more than 90% (at the time of writing this) of those who have voted have agreed that the flap should be over the top and not down along the wall!
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Old 26 Sep 2003, 12:36 AM   #11
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the front, otherwise if the person using the bathroom before you has had a long bath the condensation on the tiles can cause stickage casing you to have to scrabble around on the wall to get to the paper at a time when smooth operations are paramount.

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haha I had to take a deep breath after that long sentence!
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Old 26 Sep 2003, 11:42 AM   #12
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The front. Anything else is anarchy!

(Really, seeing it hanging down backwards just annoys me. My husband doesn't care which way it goes, and just hangs it up any old way, and then I always have to fix it. But he puts the toilet seat down AND does the dishes, so he can be forgiven for many things.)
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Old 26 Sep 2003, 11:47 AM   #13
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The front. Anything else is anarchy!

(Really, seeing it hanging down backwards just annoys me. My husband doesn't care which way it goes, and just hangs it up any old way, and then I always have to fix it. But he puts the toilet seat down AND does the dishes, so he can be forgiven for many things.)
He is just so close to perfection. Shame he can't get the toilet paper right.

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Old 26 Sep 2003, 11:57 AM   #14
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Well, if he was perfect, then that might imply I wasn't AS perfect. We can't have that now, can we?
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Old 26 Sep 2003, 12:01 PM   #15
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Ah, no indeed. We can't have that. Let's just say that taken together you are perfect.
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