Just what you have
been waiting for! Your chance to say how you hang your toilet
roll: with the paper hanging to the front or the back?
Here are the
TOILET PAPER REPORT
- 19 June 2011
By Frank and
the smell of an oily rag is not all about counting cents and
saving dollars. It’s also about having fun. We thought we
would have a bit of fun with readers by asking them to let us
know how they hang their toilet roll: with the paper hanging to
the front or the back and why! Some may say that’s getting a
little up close and personal but not so the oily rag community
who have responded in droves. We have received more responses to
this survey than any other conducted by the oily rag research
department - 2846 responses!
Here are the
results and some of the more “interesting” comments. 82
percent of respondents said they hang the roll with the paper
facing to the front; 18 percent hang the roll with the paper to
the back. Here’s why.
those who said they hang it to the front included:
common reason was convenience. It was easier to find the end
of the paper, especially in the wee hours of the morning
(sorry, bad pun!).
second most common reason was hygiene. No hands touching the
wall, many said.
it just looks better.
because that’s the way the Air Force does it! (Well, that
is something most people would not know about our armed
services personnel). Others said because that’s how it’s
done in motels.
because they use less paper if it is to the front, including
this comment, “I recently switched to the front when I
read that it causes us to use less paper. I am on an economy
drive due to being made redundant and unable to find further
person took a more scientific approach. “If at back it
hangs lower causing more torque on the roll and increasing
the chance of the roll spinning and extending the paper to
that way the pattern sits right - if you have patterned
When my daughter came to stay for a few days, she did it the
other way round and it upset my balance somewhat, he he he.
No, not to the extent of falling off the seat!”
people said because that’s how their mums told them to do
it (good to hear people still listen to their mums!).
hang to the back said they did so because:
again featured as a reason.
said it makes it harder for the kids to just grab the end
and pull a huge amount off with one tug - and less tempting
for the cat and dog to play with the loose paper (which
reminds us of Rolly the toilet tissue dog on TV).
it’s less convenient so you use less!
said because it looks tidier.
other comments that brought a bit of a chuckle.
annoys me if it rolls from underneath... and everywhere I go
I change it if it is like that.
(The toilet paper police!)
my man visits I squish the roll so that it bumps and he uses
less. He’s a
'bog hog' and can stay in there for hours...” Quite a few
people do squash the roll so it flops rather than spins.
paper to the front is the clear winner!
Thank you to
all those who have taken part in the survey and created a little
bit of humour as we go about our oily rag days.