Friday, February 13, 2009

Good and Bad - which one are you?

Who concurs and who does not? Please provide your gender so we can see if there is a clear split?
Via CurrentConfig

66 comments:

Tony Kennick said...

You know when we gave up the last few vestiges of the death penalty for the HRA. Putting the bog paper up with the wrong way should have remained as a capital offence.

Concur, male.

ghanimah said...

Nice to see science proves I'm right, but my wife's wrong - not that she'll see it that way

Richard B said...

I (male) always replace the roll with the end over the top and hanging down. It's more convenient and more logical. However, any woman I have lived with does it the other way, with the paper coming out between the roll and the wall. Words have been exchanged on several occasions. I'm sure it's a gender thing, but I can't for the life of me think what is behind it. (wv: flush, very good.)

John M Ward said...

I've now found the (tiny) link and checked out that web page.

I have decided to mount a second dispenser next to the original, and mount a second roll the other way around. Based on the comments on the original web page, I shall let all their neighbourhood cats (many of whom already visit) into the bathroom unsupervised and see what happens.

Win or loos, I should have some interesting data to impart in due course…

rickytshirt said...

Makes no difference to me, I wipe my arse on photocopies of Polly Toynbee's column.

Chirs Clark said...

i agree

male

Plato said...

Yep, I agree too. However being a girl means that I also fold the end into a point.

Perhaps I should have been a chambermaid after all.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

I really couldn't care less either way.

Male.

an ex-apprentice said...

Had to laugh. My father in law infuriates my wife by always turning the roll round from the way she had it.

Says something about me that after 30 years of marriage and, if my life depended on it, I couldn't tell you which way round it was to start with.

Rightwinggit said...

Agree. Male.

Background in engineering and IT.

So if anyone disagrees with me, we shouldn't let them into the country.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely correct! Very glad I'm not the only one exercised by this... Female.

Anonymous said...

er whats wrong with sticking it on the floor?

(male)

Curbishlyauto said...

Please provide your gender so we can see if there is a clear split?


Arf.

Philipa said...

Agree. Female.

But my mother thinks the opposite. Constantly.

NickL said...

Yes, of course that is right! (man)

Ben Rowe said...

I am male and disagree with the image.

kevin said...

I am good, my wife is bad (according to your definitions).

I recall Don Henley of the Eagles allegedly had very strong views on the subject. If I remember rightly he wrote a very long letter to a chambermaid once telling her she had got it wrong. I think he had been imbibing beforehand.

lilith said...

That is correct but you have forgotten to fold the end, origami style, to a point. I think my gender is obvious.

Oldrightie said...

My wife and I both agree the correct format shown!

Caravaggio's Cat said...

Well wrong,the bad way is neater (paper to the wall).

Norfolk Blogger said...

I agree. Now could you explain to my wife;

1) Why it is important to squeeze tomato puree from the end and not from the middle

2) Why plates with lots of food on should be rinsed before being placed in the bowl, thus turning the water in the bowl in to soup.

3) Why a packet of cheese can be opened neatly with a single cut rather than a tear that destroys the whole packet.

Apart from that, she's pretty near perfect.

Bristol Dirt Bag said...

Ours sits on the windowsill... but IF it was on a holder, then I'd agree.

Male.

Sam Duncan said...

+1 for sticking it on the floor. Or the top of the cistern. Using a dispenser at all is for big flowery girlies, so nyah. :-P

Anonymous said...

I agree (male). But my mother, sister, girlfriend all subscribe to some 19th century bog roll etiquette rather than succumbing to practicality.

dizzy said...

Well this is certainly interesting. It seems a very male thing. clearly the abberation results are lesbians even if they don't know it yet. *

* this is called postmodern irony. Were I on the Left this clarification note would not be neceesary.

Chris Edmond said...

Definitely, definitely agree. (Male) And my girlfriend is the other way round. And every time she puts it on, I have to change it round.

Retired old fart said...

It's a northern thing! Wrong way round it is harder to pull and so saves paper.
Male

archroy said...

Having any form of equipment to hold the bog-roll is distinctly non-U, but if you're going to, the right-hand configuration is favoured by women, because they know that little kiddie-winkies will bat at the roll with their paws. If it is arranged as on the left this will lead to yards of paper spread over the floor, whereas with the right-hand arrangement the roll will just spin round and round harmlessly.

Prince Philip said...

I have a man that does it for me.

Anoneumouse said...

So whats wrong with a spunge on a stick?

Anonymous said...

Being pedantic, it depends where the wall is relative to the toilet paper in these diagrams.

I would have the paper hanging away from the wall, which I assume is the "good" diagram shown here.

(male)

Daniel1979 said...

Paper away from the wall, (male)

Jabba the Cat said...

Jabba takes it as it comes as long as it shreds well and makes a decent mess.

(feline)

IanPJ said...

Definitely agree (male).

Even to the point where confronted with it the wrong way around, I have to change it, at home, the office, other peoples homes, anywhere. Is that obsessive?

edina monsoon said...

The rolls in my apartment are all "bad" :) ( female )

Annabel Herriott said...

I have a pine floor dispenser which holds three rolls vertically!(Female)

Thatsnews said...

correct. yes.

Male

Ho Hum said...

il y a toujours celui qui est la six, et celui qui est la neuf

Quelquefois, les neuf, elle est confuse

Le six

Paper in the outdoor privy - now that's posh! said...

Male, but disagree (but am northern, so perhaps that theory is correct).

Wife agrees with Dizzy, but she's a southerner.

Elby the Beserk said...

Concur/Male. Will reverse aberrant installations when found.

Dominic Allkins said...

Agree - definitely.

Male

davidc said...

you are all wrong, bog paper should be formed of pieces of torn up newspaper hung on a nail behind the outside privy door.

only southeners and effette northeners go for 'toilet' rolls however hung !

Obscure film references said...

I prefer to use the three seashells.

Philipa said...

Dizzy said: "Well this is certainly interesting. It seems a very male thing. clearly the abberation results are lesbians even if they don't know it yet."

Don't be ridiculous - men do what they're told, by women.

talwin said...

I agree.

My wife disagrees; but then she gives pots a by-hand pre-wash before putting them in the dish-washer.

Rightwinggit said...

"Obscure film references said...
14-Feb-2009 09:19:00

I prefer to use the three seashells."

I was wondering when the Demolition Man reference would pop up.

geekparent said...

I agree - in fact, if it's on wrong then I turn the bugger round.

Oh, and I'm a boy

trevorsden said...

I agree - male

In retaliation for all the comments about men and leaving the lavatory seat up, I always put both the seat and the lid down together - I am a great believer in equality.

clive b said...

I prefer the "wrong" way (male) as it's easier to tear off one-handed so you can keep reading the newspaper with the other while wiping.

English Guy said...

Fortunately, my wife agrees with the right (away from wall) method of loading the toilet roll. However, qv above, I shall also be using Polly Toynbee's jottings on an infrequent basis (who buys that rag regularly anyway).

Of course Male + (wife) Female agree.

EG
w.v. nonjosh (?)

Witterings From Witney said...

Having suffered 3 women in my life doing it the wrong way, I can now please myself and do it the right way!

Male - obviously!

jb said...

Side away from the wall is right.

Except in a house with children under ten. When away from the wall results in a pile of bog roll on the bathroom floor.

Parent don't get to express gender.

judith said...

Over, absolutely - and I'm female.

But my best friend (female) always - how can I put this? - has it under. So I change it, just to infuriate her.

It just looks like a male thing, because fewer women read/post on blogs.

DiscoveredJoys said...

As 'jb said', said. Away from the wall, except in a house with small children or an Andrex puppy.

Male.

jailhouselawyer said...

I do the over as opposed to the under. However, when some young girls are not stealing my toilet paper, and they can be arsed to put a new roll behind the toilet door and not rest it on the radiator they invariably put the toilet roll the wrong way around.

I did ask why it only takes one man to go to the toilet but two girls to go, I was informed that they were weighing themselves. I did ask why one had magnolia paint flaking off the toilet wall on the back of her jacket, and I was told rather bluntly "Because I fcuked her up against it".

This would appear to bear out Dizzy's comment: "Well this is certainly interesting. It seems a very male thing. clearly the abberation results are lesbians even if they don't know it yet".

Anonymous said...

Depends where the wall is, surely?

Rexel No 56 said...

Dizzy, this post is clearly intended to elicit sexist comments. I urge all right minded people to write to your advertisers and DEMAND that they withdraw their support forthwith.

R56

Fergus Pickering said...

Why do people fold the end of the paper to a point.To act as a kind of scraper?

Pete Wass said...

When I bought the house about a year ago (and as a result of it being my first house being suitably keen) I put it up the correct way.

When that one ran out I couldn't be arsed to change it, so the cardboard inner of the first roll is still on the holder, and all subsequent rolls have stood quite happily on the floor.

male

Gavin Ayling said...

The article you link to already shows that this is scientifically proven so let's stop debating here (see Dizzy's next post) let's just accept that the left, male, orientation is correct, okay?

If you disagree you're a racist.

William said...

I've been brow-beaten by my wife to hang it the 'right' way.

She is Welsh, though.

I do have a sneaking admiration for the 'east-of-Calais' method: a spigot and an empty catering-size baked bean can sans label. Much more hygenic.

JMT said...

I agree with "over the top" solution, however its all purely academic!

When the "quantitative easing" printing presses start rolling, bogroll will become so expensive.

At that point it will be cheaper to cut out the middle-man and wipe your arse with fivers instead.

Anonymous said...

Do it the correct way (female) and also am apt to change a wrongly hung loo roll.
I am neither a racist nor a lesbian!

IanW said...

They're both bad. The paper should be shiny and it should be in a box.

Jenna said...

Agree very passionately, as does my husband. My mother also uses the correct method, but her husband is wrong.

Anonymous said...

Get hold of the end and pull it downwards.

"Wrong" way round - works every time

"Right way round - jams against the wall.

Q.E.D.

(This comes from going as a small boy to Boarding School, where the rolls were always hung high up. Also it was the good old bumscratcher stuff, that is how you learn to be economical with it - a scraper, a wiper, and a polisher, that's your lot!)