I will be 65 years old in a few months, and apparently don’t know the proper way to hang a roll of toilet paper in the bathroom.
I was enlightened on the subject this past weekend on a camping trip. The source of this awakening wasn’t a roll of toilet paper, but a roll of paper towels. For years we have used a countertop paper towel holder in our campers, which made sense because our tent trailers didn’t have kitchen cabinets due to the fact the roof has to be lowered when traveling. Our current travel trailer has less counter space than our 2006 Niagara tent trailer did, so I suggested to Joyce we buy one of those holders that mount to the bottom of the kitchen cabinet. She agreed, but it took her several weeks to locate one that met her specifications, whatever those were. She did not entrust the paper towel rack procurement process to me, because she knows I would have gone on Amazon and bought the cheapest item available, via my thought process that cost triumphs aesthetics.
So I installed the much too expensive metal unit and inserted a paper towel roll. When we got to the campground she looked at the paper towels and asked, “Why did you put the roll in backwards?”
“Yes, you put it in backwards, the towels are unrolling from the backside of the roll”
“Well,” I replied, “if they unroll from the back of the roll, the towels will not encroach into the kitchen workspace. We will be more efficient and productive in the kitchen.”
“No, you have to lean further to tear off a towel. Plus, if you unroll from the front you can see the perforations and tear off only one sheet at a time and not rip the towels where there isn’t a perforation. You won’t waste paper towels.”
“Also, ever since we were married I noticed you have been hanging the toilet paper backwards 50% of the time.”
Now I know how to properly hang toilet paper too.