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The Toilet Paper Roll War: Overers vs. Underers

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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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It has been a heated war for centuries. There are some who put the toilet paper roll on without any care as to whether it is over or under, however most have a specific preference as to the configuration of their toilet paper. It has turned into an epic battle of two very distinkt methods. Butt, only one side will win. Who holds the majority? Who will win this War of Rolls? Which side are you on? Are you an Overer or an Underer?

The Overers make the claim that when you tear off the toilet paper, it won't unravel on you, unlike the Underers method. But this is simply not true. With the proper force and correct knowledge of where to tear off the toilet paper, only a fool would have it unravel on them with the under method. With a firm grasp on the toilet paper roll with your left hand and a forceful tug with your right hand, the piece of toilet paper should come off with ease, without unraveling the roll. With the Overers method, sometimes it is hard to find the cut off point as it is located right on the roll itself. It may take up to 2, perhaps even 3 lengthy seconds to find the cut off point. With the under method however, the cut off point is always hanging free by itself, always in plain sight and easily located.

Yes, I am indeed an Underer and proud of it. I have heard the Overers outlandish claims for years. Now we must settle it, once and for all.

I will tally up the results... let's see who will win this War of Rolls...

Overer or Underer... Which side are you on?...




posted on May, 29 2012 @ 01:43 PM
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Have i found a wild 4chan thread?



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 01:49 PM
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I'm a proud Overer, and here's why: When it's over, you don't have to bend on the side to try to take your paper. ( Some people put their paper very low, so... )

When under, it will oftenly stick to the roll and you spend more time trying to find the piece of paper you want. It almost never happens when over... I think it says it all.

Overers Assemble!

edit on 29-5-2012 by NowanKenubi because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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Awesome...just awesome
. I guess I'm probably neither but the more I think about it I think most of the time I am a overer. Using the over method can allow for you to use 1 hand to get the paper without much of an issue.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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Over is the ONLY way to go.

And when you're done you should fold it into a neat pyramid so Martha doesn't blow a gasket.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 02:00 PM
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Origami with used toilet paper? No thanks!

At least, you're an Overer!



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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I was a firmly committed Overer until I came home one day to discover the Siamese (4 of them) were also Overers. They had unrolled an entire roll and taken it upstairs, then back downstairs and around the hallway before they commenced shredding it.

So I am now an Underer, but I don't have to like it.


Originally posted by NowanKenubi
reply to post by TinkerHaus
 


Origami with used toilet paper? No thanks!

At least, you're an Overer!


No, no, no. The remaining unused roll needs to have a triangle on the end to prove how sophisticated you are.
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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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No, no, no. The remaining unused roll needs to have a triangle on the end to prove how sophisticated you are.


Indeed.

It literally could be the difference in a hotel having a 3 star rating and a 4 star rating!



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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I think there actually was a study done by the manufacturers of TP. They found that if the roll is placed in the "over" position that people tended to use more TP.

This is why all TP, when designed, is printed with the intention of being placed in the "over" position. If you have designs on your TP or a softer side of the 2-ply roll will always be on the "over" side.

The idea is that the roll spins more easy and quickly from the over position. Therefore you unintentionally will often pull more TP than needed when the roll is in the over position.

Notice it is also much easier for your cat to ruin your roll when it is in the over position. It is much harder for a cat to unroll the TP when it is placed in the "under" position.

Personally, I believe the entire TP industry is a big scam and conspiracy. If we really wanted to be environmentally conscious. We would use as little paper products as possible. I know the thought of using reusable wash cloths is gross to many.

But think of how many trees are cut each day just to supply the growing demand for this unnecessary convenience. We are all being fooled by the TP industry. I would suggest that TP still be used in public restrooms. But I think eliminating TP in the home should be encouraged actually. Just like some families who don't use store bought disposable diapers. They use washable, reusable ones and prevent all that trash in land fills.

TP clogs the drains, it clogs the waste facility filters. It uses tons of bleach and other chemicals in the process of being made. It is actually a burden on our environment. Reduce, reuse, recycle.


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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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I am an overer hands down!
I only have to use one hand to tear my tp, while my other hand is free to do whatever I please. Be it eating or drinking, talking on the phone, texting, etc........Things too important to sacrifice the use of one hand just to tear the tissue.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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Originally posted by schuyler
I was a firmly committed Overer until I came home one day to discover the Siamese (4 of them) were also Overers. They had unrolled an entire roll and taken it upstairs, then back downstairs and around the hallway before they commenced shredding it.

So I am now an Underer, but I don't have to like it.


Originally posted by NowanKenubi
reply to post by TinkerHaus
 


Origami with used toilet paper? No thanks!

At least, you're an Overer!


No, no, no. The remaining unused roll needs to have a triangle on the end to prove how sophisticated you are.
edit on 5/29/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)


haha, yes this, not folding your used TP into a triangle. =]



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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Under for sure. Keeps the pets from wanting to play and creating a pile.

Off topic..What is with scented toilet paper. Don't understand who is to benefit??



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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I'm an under through habit. When I had cats by putting it under I went through much less TP cleanups and replacements. being under when they played with it it only spun. Now like I said its habit.



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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I knew the Underers would be in the minority. So the only reason why Underers do it the under way is because of their cats?? Am I the only Underer who does it because it feels right? Don't get me wrong, I am glad to at least have a couple of Underers to back me up, even if they choose the under method out of necessity because of their cats. But there has got to be a true bonified Underer out there like myself. It feels totally uncomfortable the over way, and I get oddly frustrated whenever I see a toilet paper roll the over way. To me, when you go to tear off a piece the over way, 9 times out of 10 the roll will unravel. With the under way, it never unravels. It doesn't even come close to unraveling. It also looks better the under way. The way it's supposed to look...

Where are you Underers!?? I know your out there! I need you! We are losing this war! Come forth mighty comrades!

Underers unite!



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 01:20 AM
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Here a Wiki entry about it

en.wikipedia.org...


In surveys of American consumers and of bath and kitchen specialists, 60–70% of respondents prefer over.



Defenders of either position cite advantages ranging from aesthetics, hospitality, and cleanliness to paper conservation and the ease of detaching individual squares. Celebrities and experts are found on both sides. The reasons behind each person's choice have been analyzed by several studies with theories ranging from age, sex, socioeconomic status to political philosophy. It has even been suggested that preference for under may correlate with ownership of a recreational vehicle or a cat.



Pic source



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 01:39 AM
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You lot are posh... I don't have a toilet roll holder. Mine just sits on the floor. Which means I spend more energy picking up the toilet roll, find the end, tear a yard off it, then put it down.

I'm a have not.....I want a toilet roll holder...........................



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 03:36 AM
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That diagram actually makes a lot of sense. I am more laid back... I guess only cool people do it the under way..............







Joyce is right...



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 04:35 AM
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sussy, I will go out and buy you a toilet paper roll holder on one condition....... you have to agree to become an Underer.



...here, here's 5 bucks, just say your an Underer and no one gets hurt... shh... don't tell anybody...



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 04:40 AM
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Explanation: S&F!

I am an over the top kinda guy!


If I have to lift my butt 1mm off the seat to reach for dunny paper
... well my butt isn't a pretty sight!


Being paranoid means I tend to like having my butt covered at all times!


Note how the underrolled TP in this picture contacts the wall in an unsanitary manner.




Its just too underhanded for my liking as a conspiracy theorist.


Personal Disclosure: But just to add controversy ...


BEHOLD! ... The VERTICAL TP Roll Holder.







Somewhere is a "sit on it and rotate" or "get this up you" metaphor ... but it elludes me!


edit on 30-5-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to conver on into an an :shk:



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 05:17 AM
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Thank you Omega. Salude.


A verticle holder!!?? Blasphemy! That is just too damn weird for me. Looks like we have a third side to this war...

The Verticles...



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