Thursday, July 30, 2009

Paper Products

J is complaining I'm spending too much time working on my book blog and treating this one like a red-headed stepchild.

With that in mind, today I bring you confessions of another OCD-like trait. This particular affliction, however, I'm certain, affects a large portion of the population (North American population? Western culture? I dunno, take your pick.).

I'm talking about toilet paper. Specifically, over or under? I am an over gal. Always have been. In my house, we have two bathrooms - one is mine, and the family shares the other one. Why, I do not know, but no one likes to use mine. And I'm thankful for that. Probably because it's clean. And when company comes over and asks where the restroom is, the kids say, "Mom's bathroom is on the left and our bathroom is on the right."

Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, over or under....I don't think the menfolk in my house care either way. I don't know if it's a male thing or a "people who live in my house thing", but it drives me nuts. It seems like every time I use that bathroom I've got to flip the TP. 'Cause you KNOW I can't let it go.

Big deal, you say? Everyone flips the TP in their own house, right? Well, I flip it in public places too. For example, at Commander's Palace. Yup, fancy-schmancy, 5-star restaurant...the bathrooms are lovely. No really, they are. BUT, I had to do it. The TP was under. I could not let this go unchecked. I flipped it. I couldn't not flip it.

*whispers* I may have, on occasion, flipped the TP at your house.
Sorry.

Not really.

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10 comments:

Cecile said...

I am an over as well. Don't worry, I flip too if it is not right!!! We have two bathrooms in my house too... and mine I keep it over. I can't not even step into "their" bathroom to see if it is over or under.

Oh Commander's Palace!! Very nice! I am coming with you to your Christmas Parties!!! One great day, we need to meet. Never had a blogger this close to me!!!

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Patti said...

I'm with you, if I don't see it it's okay, but once I see it I've got to "fix" it!

If my hubby is ever out of town for the Christmas party I'll give you a shout! :)

pops said...

All I can say is that over is correct, under is not. I correct the error at work. I try not to need TP when I go out to restaurants.

The MeXXican said...

Oh boy!

I now have a mission on my next visit...

I won't be coming over, I'll be coming UNDER!

Bwah-ha-ha

Patti said...

You are one evil, evil man...

Louisiana Rose said...

I think it is your son who has totally forgotten blogging. What? He's on summer vacation or something???

Stalker v1.5 said...

Hay - you turned my TP? Nawh, you wouldn't need to 'coz I totally agree. Over is correct, under is just wrong, wrong, wrong.

H1 said...

Yeah, I'll admit, I flip it if it is wrong! Over is proper. Under disturbs the natural order of things.

Louisiana Rose said...

I checked all the restrooms in the iarports over the past week. I only found one incorrect (under), but I wasnt gonna be the one to fix it!

Patti said...

See, I wouldn't have been able to leave the bathroom until I knew it was "right". :)