Some people think I am a "know-it-all". I dislike
being told that. I realize I do act that way some times, when I
catch myself, I try to stop. I am getting better. However, on
this page... fuggeddaboudit!!! Here, in my own words, chosen
carefully from the few thousand that I actually comprehend, I plan to
explain exactly the How To do things. I am not saying they
are right or correct or anything, these are just my way - or to be less
intrusive (controlling?) to some, they are "a way". And
not to be rude (me?), but if you don't like the idea of me explaining
the How To of something, stop for moment and ask yourself, "what
the hell am I doing reading this crap anyhow?" Feel
better? I didn't think so.
What is the big deal here? When you use the last of - or even the
almost last of - the toilet paper, you replace it. Makes sense,
right? From my experience it does makes sense, but through
observation of other people's actions, it does not actually
happen. Sometimes to another person's embarrassment or
misfortune. Let us not go in to detail here. My personal rule
is prevention. Keep 2 to 4 rolls of toilet paper on the
plunger's pole (you do have a plunger by the toilet, don't you?
Don't give me another subject to write about!). If you are not
comfortable with spare rolls of toilet paper in plain site, at least keep
them under the sink or somewhere where a desperate sole might think to
look (your guests should never have to call for you through a closed
door to get them a roll).
I know no one wants to talk about it, but I
also need to put in two bits on direction. Should the paper come
off forward (over the top) or down the back? I have given this
over 30 years of thought and found only one single experience in my life
to help me see a path here. In the mid 1980s I had a cat named
Solitaire (yes, named after a Bond girl). Solitaire taught me
rather conclusively that if you have a cat, forward/over-the-top is an
invitation for a cat to unroll the entire roll in to a fairly neat
pile... which can then be rolled and played in and turned in to a rather
catastrophic (pronounced cat-ass-troph-ick) mess. So the simple
rule here is, if you own a cat, the paper show go down the back.
If you don't own a cat, I am not sure I can help you. If you have
read this far, I am not sure anyone can help you.
good to your guests. Be good to yourself. Help prevent toilet
paper situations from occurring. Work towards not allowing your
friends and family becoming victims of embarrassment. Thank you