I know how I roll.
Under. All the way.
Well, except for my current situation. Now I roll over. But it bothers me EVERY time.
Toilet paper. It is the biggest hassle known to roommate-kind. From how you roll it (over vs. under) to who buys it (a 12-pack can not be followed by a 4-pack and things still considered EQUAL. THEY ARE NOT!) to what kind is best (Charmin–thick as a towel and half the quantity per roll of other brands; Scott Thick–comfortably plush and ample quantity; Regular Scott–thinner than paper but plenty sufficient and not uncomfortable, plus best bang for your buck).
In my apartment junior year there were 5 girls and 2 bathrooms. Each bathroom had its own toilet paper-purchaser rotation. Because I will NOT fill your TP if you squander. Granted, the front bathroom had it’s downside–E, Bia and I were generally the public bathroom so we ran through things quicker…plus, there were 3 of us. But all that aside, that apartment ran like a well-oiled machine.
Except that I was an under and Bia was an over. If I reloaded, you could bet it was going under. If she did it, you could bet it was going over. If E reloaded it, well, it was on the roll–she really couldn’t have cared less about a direction. One day, I was in a non-over-rolling mood. So I switched the roll. A few potty trips later I noticed that the roll had changed back. Well that’s fun. So I changed it back again. And yes, it changed itself back. Bia came up to me later in our living room and asked me if I changed the roll.
OMG! I thought that was you! Oh well, it doesn’t matter, I switched it back.
Then I moved. And I experienced my first battles with purchasing toilet paper. Suffice it to say, at one point we had no toilet paper in the bathroom and I was frat-housing a roll back and forth with me for about 2 weeks. But, that is a story for another day…. If we did manage to keep the roll full, I got to roll it whichever way I wanted–and that was all that mattered.
Then I moved again. Well, and again, because I lived at home while I worked in the ‘Burgh and I could do whatever I wanted with my roll. BUT THEN I moved to my current apartment. And the positioning of the roll and the toilet make it such that an under-roll just isn’t feasible. How bummed am I?! I love my under roll. And I can’t seem to break the habit. Sometimes I still catch myself loading it under-style.
So…how do you roll?
Cuz that’s how I roll.