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#569804 - 12/21/17 02:01 PM A question of global importance....  
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Well it's winter and that means that many of us are sitting here glumly staring at our 'puter screens while visions of our shrink wrapped boats are dancing sadly in our heads. One fun thing that does come out of the winter doldrums is that some interesting topics hit the boating forums and that lead to some interesting discussions.

So here's my question. And before I get to it, I want you to know that this question has global implications. It's extremely important and I want you to give a lot of thought to your writings that justify your answer.

So here's the question:

When you put a new roll of toilet paper on the toilet paper holder, should it unroll from the front or the back?

Please make a selection and justify your answer below.

Should the toilet paper unroll toward the front or the back?
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Votes accepted starting: 12/21/17 02:00 PM
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#569806 - 12/21/17 02:08 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Since this is such an important issue I can't make a proper vote until I understand fully what you mean by unrolling toward the front or back.
Does this mean the loose end is hanging toward the wall, or toward the room?


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#569807 - 12/21/17 02:09 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Is there a feline present in the household?


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#569813 - 12/21/17 02:49 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: Parrott_head]  
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Originally Posted by Parrott_head
Is there a feline present in the household?


For reasons unknown to me, we got a puppy over the summer. As a result, we have to smash the TP roll, making the center oblong and preventing it from free wheeling. This is necessary because if the end hangs low, the puppy will grab it with her teeth and will run through the house with it.

PH -Is this why you ask about felines?



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#569815 - 12/21/17 04:10 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Being a guy i just thought the roll automatically replaces itself


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#569820 - 12/21/17 06:23 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: Dock Holiday]  
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Originally Posted by Dock Holiday
Originally Posted by Parrott_head
Is there a feline present in the household?


For reasons unknown to me, we got a puppy over the summer. As a result, we have to smash the TP roll, making the center oblong and preventing it from free wheeling. This is necessary because if the end hangs low, the puppy will grab it with her teeth and will run through the house with it.

PH -Is this why you ask about felines?




Cats will bat at the roll of TP and unroll it all down if placed with the paper hanging away from the wall. Not as likely to do it if placed with free end against the wall.


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#569821 - 12/21/17 06:30 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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#569824 - 12/21/17 06:42 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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#569826 - 12/21/17 07:16 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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I love to collect dead spiders, they're my favorite type.....then unroll a couple of feet of TP and reroll it with a little "gift" inside. This works better when you hang the paper with the loose end towards the wall. As the pull some paper out the spider makes a nice little "enter stage right" performance. Not sure which is funnier...the shriek or


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#569830 - 12/21/17 08:00 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: Justification]  
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Originally Posted by Justification
Since this is such an important issue I can't make a proper vote until I understand fully what you mean by unrolling toward the front or back.
Does this mean the loose end is hanging toward the wall, or toward the room?

Justi, I should have clarified that. If the end is hanging AWAY from the wall, that is considered to be the FRONT of the roll.

Now, for those who might need a little more clarification, if the end of the roll is hanging TOWARD the wall that is considered the BACK of the roll.

For those of you who live in the south and are still using Sears catalogs just ignore this because it would take too long to 'splain what this poll is about.

PH, I like that idea. May I have your permission to use it? At my own risk, naturally. roflmao


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#569833 - 12/21/17 08:46 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Thanks for the clarification. I can now cast my very important vote.
Since I have a dog who is afraid of the bathroom, since that's where her baths are, we can hang it the proper way.... oooops I'm a guy so it just shows up that way.
How else are you supposed to put that very stylish triangle fold on the first square and have it show?


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#569834 - 12/21/17 08:58 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Originally Posted by GoFirstClass


PH, I like that idea. May I have your permission to use it? At my own risk, naturally. roflmao


It's a real hoot....you can tell as soon as they have discovered the gift......the bigger and hairier the better....


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#569837 - 12/22/17 08:44 AM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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That's awesome.


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#569847 - 12/22/17 03:31 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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PH, cover your ears because you'll probably hear the screams from here.


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#569862 - 12/23/17 03:18 AM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: Parrott_head]  
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Originally Posted by Parrott_head
I love to collect dead spiders, they're my favorite type.....then unroll a couple of feet of TP and reroll it with a little "gift" inside. This works better when you hang the paper with the loose end towards the wall. As the pull some paper out the spider makes a nice little "enter stage right" performance. Not sure which is funnier...the shriek or


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#569867 - 12/23/17 02:09 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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What really cool is after you pull the prank it's days until they need to have another shot at the throne.......seems to really get things moving....


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#569868 - 12/23/17 04:36 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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Ummmmm,, I don't think I'll share the results of the "test" but might let on that it's successful in providing a bit of a fright. Anything more than that would be TMI.


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#569899 - 12/26/17 01:10 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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....I was properly trained by my wife that the paper should hang from the front.

I still vote the other way, snce Im stubborn.

How do they hang it down under in Australia. idn funny


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#569900 - 12/26/17 02:11 PM Re: A question of global importance.... [Re: GoFirstClass]  
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I was at a relatives house yesterday for Christmas and was shocked to find the TP hanging from the back. I was going to say something, but the Admiral instructed me to keep quiet. ouch

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Here are a few more save the world questions of mystery/etiquette/world of wonder:

- Toilet lid open or fully closed after use?
- Which side of the ironing board do you iron on; Flat side or pointy side?
- Do you clean the kitchen/dishes while you cook or after you cook/done?
- Do you rise at first alarm or are you a snoozer?
- Can you roll your tongue?
- Do you consciously save room for desert, or do you fill up on the meal, and have to wait for desert?
- Which shoe do you put on first?

Mysteries of the world......


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