hiding patterns

… like wow … wipeout … no doubt …

They put patterns on toilet paper for a reason. Do people not understand this? I know that the bargain stuff typically doesn’t have patterns on it, but I’m pretty sure that most people have seen the rolls with the pretty floral patterns, or the ones with the crossword puzzles on them that your strange aunt gave to your dad as the annual bizarre Christmas gift.

By now you’re probably wondering what the hell I’m going on about, so let me tell you.

There are two ways to hang the roll of toilet paper, and it seems that there is a pretty even split of people who hang it each way. But that doesn’t make sense to me because there is a right way and a wrong way — at least in my small mind.

The roll should be hung so that the paper rolls over the front. That’s the way they do it on all those “puppy dog plays with toilet paper roll” commercials. That’s the way that makes it easier to grab the end of the roll — I think there’s something in physics that explains why the paper sticks to the wall when it’s rolled over backwards. That’s why they print the patterns on the outside of the roll. Lastly and most importantly, that’s the way my mum does it!

With all that in mind, the next time you see a roll of toilet paper hanging the “wrong” way, just try and resist rehanging it. I dare you!

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