Clamhead is the master of the comments. I am happy for her. The stink is that I lovingly built the system she uses to blog (which I use as well). I feel like Tom Petty when the “Stop Draggin My Heart Around” single was vastly more successful than anything the Heartbreakers had done up until that time.
So I asked Stevie, “What am I doing wrong to solicit such a mass of resposes?” She gave some suggestions, but I think the main problem is she has a wicked huge fan base (with good reason). Of her many suggestions this was one: find common ground. In the sample of hers shown in the link, she appeals to childhood memories; a memory that we all share. So I have been racking my noodle for such a topic and this weekend I was struck with inspiration.
While at my mom’s house, I used restroom…like you do. (Please read on. I assure you there is nothing graphic in the following text.) I chuckled at the toilet paper roll as my mother ALWAYS has the paper rolling under (so the required paper dispenses from the bottom of the roll). I chucked because as a child, this drove me to the brink of madness. When I replaced the rolls growing up I always put them on so that the roll would “roll over” rather than under (thus dispensing itself from the top).
I can’t understand why anyone would want it to roll under. When my mom found rolls I replaced she would spin then around. Upon finding my revised rolls, little 11-year-old Lordleiter would raise his tiny fists to the heavens screaming, “KAAAAAAAAHHHHHN!” It was my Dickey Moe.
Looking back (and at the present), I can think of no reasons to support my preference. Is there no advantage to have the paper roll over? Am I only now discovering yet another of my growing collection of neurosis. For no good reason, it seems, I abhor the thought of having to deal with under-rolling TP.