Recently, for reasons I’ll not go into, I had occasion to contemplate one of life’s great conundrums: Should the toilet paper feed over or under? A current TV commercial is declaring the issue a non-issue by announcing TP should go over.
While “over” may be the most aesthetically pleasing arrangement, I developed the “under” habit years ago. I was trained, actually, by a cat who found the “over” delivery a source of great amusement and who delighted in leaving piles of shredded toilet paper on the floor. He just couldn’t resist batting at that dangling bit of paper and clawing at the source from whence it came.
I read somewhere that such behavior would cease if I adopted the “under” delivery system, which I did, and it did. That particular cat is long gone but because I always have at least one cat around, the habit is now deeply ingrained. My apologies in advance to any guest who finds it gauche.
I googled the matter and found a very enlightening, well illustrated post espousing the “over” approach. Okay, maybe in another life …