Friday, March 27, 2015

The Over Under Gene

I don't get into those online debates about whether the toilet paper should be over or under.  But I do have a strong preference.  Imagine my surprise when someone kept turning the toilet paper the other way in the bathroom.  Each time, I would turn it around.  I would come in later, and it would be the other way.  Someone was definitely messing with me!

I knew it wouldn't be Paul.  He's not the sort of person who takes any notice of things like the direction of toilet paper.  Which left one of the boys.

Eventually, Reid 'fessed up.  I was so surprised it was him!  He told me that I kept putting the toilet paper on wrong.  ME!?  I tried to tell him that no, the toilet paper was supposed to go the other way.  He argued.  He continued to turn the toilet paper around on me.

Do you think there is an over/under gene?  He's only five.  Yet he seems to have been born with a toilet paper preference.  A strong preference for the roll being over.  If only his preference, and my preference, matched up!

 
 
Alright readers, do tell.  Did you get the over or the under gene?

31 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I suppose it depends on what kind of holder but usually 'over' is easier for people to reach. Smart boy!

Steve Surratt said...

Ha ha, that's a good one. Well....when I had cats I learned not to put it in the "over" position as they'd have a blast unrolling every inch of it onto the floor. But since I have no cats its safe to go with "over" since OBVIOUSLY only crazy people who are probably communists put it under.... :-)

Linda said...

One vote for Reid! I am an over person, too. Go, Reid! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Jacquelineand.... said...

Over, definitely over.

Now go get a nap!

Out on the prairie said...

Ann Landers shared the argument for years.

mail4rosey said...

hahaha that's funny!! I don't care either way, just so long as it rolls off with ease. :)

Linda E said...

Hubby puts it one way, I change it when I see it! lol

Ian H said...

Does it matter, when there is none available?

Nancy said...

Definitely over.... :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I used to be an under person, but now it doesn't matter. Which is really strange for a person like me, not to care about a detail like that. lol That is so funny that Reid is adamant about the way it should go. Might as well just give in, Lisa. :-)

Monkeywrangler said...

I don't care which easy it hangs anymore. I'm just grateful to have it!

Karen S. said...

First, your son will be a dream hubby for sure- and I agree, I'm and over TP girl too! I had to laugh about your hubby, because mine is the same way- just be sure it's there, even if it's not even hanging yet! So happy you solved your mystery quickly too, because I'd be gonna nuts too!

Weekend-Windup said...

I don't care for these things!

TexWisGirl said...

i'm totally an 'over' person. you're wrong.

Michaele said...

I am an over. The only right way. You may have to give on on this one - to avoid permanent scars. Lol.
Focus on the folding of the bath towels.

SweetMarie said...

OVER. :)

Ginny said...

What a cute picture! You GO, Reid!! Yes, I am like Reid. All my life I can only use it if it is over. I don't like it to touch the wall while I am unrolling, and somehow feel it is cleaner this way. Now you will have to install another holder so there are TWO. Whether you tell Reid this or not (fuel for his argument) will be up to you!

Harry Flashman said...

You know, I never thought about it. I'd have to go look to see how it is set up. I guess the main thing is to have some toilet paper!

Charade said...

I go with over, too. Try this experiment that was explained to me by some fussbudget years ago: Let a little kid give a SLIGHT tug on the toilet paper in both positions. The over position usually only unrolls the length of their arm, and the under position usually spins and travels for a very long way.

I say if the boy cares so much as to redo it every time, you might as well give in. ;)

Cat said...

under under under under

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That is soooo funny!
Very smart he notices!!

We like it over tooo..

cute!
love
tweedles

Linda said...

It doesn't bother me. When I had a puppy, I had it come out from under because it was less tempting for him to pull it and run!

Michael Manning said...

This was a great and funny story. I wonder how many times he flipped it? That's hysterical! I prefer over versus under. :D)

Betsy Adams said...

Well---I must have the gene... I'm an "over" person ---and find it 'wrong' when I go somewhere where it is the 'other' way....

Good for your son --having a preference... Don't think my hubby nor any of my sons CARE. ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Annette said...

After taking the MBTI, I learned that I am an "intuitive" and not a sensing person, which means that I don't even notice what way the toilet paper rolls (ever). I don't have a preference because half the time I'm daydreaming...however, my little boy is definitely the sensing type, and he prefers that it rolls "over" - just like Reid. Maybe it's a boy thing... ;)

Michelle said...

I have the "over" gene! lol

Lin said...

Fortunately, everybody in our house agrees as to the direction. And they are pretty good at replacing it, so no battles here! Thank goodness.

That's pretty funny that he was changing it on you!

Small Kucing said...

LOL...cant help laughing. It's so funny :)

Gingi Freeman said...

Hahaha, the over or under debate.. classic and timeless!! Hehehe.. (btw, EVERYONE knows it's over! *wink wink*) - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

alissa apel said...

That's too funny that he was the one that was doing it!

I like it over I guess. I'm not too particular. I just think it's easier to roll that way. Plus my first real job was working in a hotel. I had to do the fold triangle thing. It won't stay the other way.

Mere said...

I'm going to have to agree with Reid on this one!