Hanging a toilet roll can be done in several ways. Which way is the best? Read it here!
Hanging a toilet paper roll is a task we often perform carelessly. However, the way we hang our toilet paper roll can say a lot about our personality and character. Therefore, it is important to take a moment to consider the different ways you can hang a toilet roll and what that says about us. Which way is the best? Read it here!
How should you hang your toilet paper roll?
There are two ways to hang a toilet paper roll: front and back. Hanging a toilet paper roll in front means placing the toilet paper roll with the beginning sheet of the roll at the front of the holder. If you hang the toilet roll with the beginning sheet of the toilet paper roll on the back of the holder, it is also called hanging it backwards. In the first case, the paper rolls toward you; in the second, the paper rolls away from you.
How is a toilet roll supposed to hang? Hanging the paper roll in front is the most common method and is preferred by most people as the correct way. In this method, the toilet paper roll hangs from the front of the holder, making it easier to use. In addition, it is more aesthetically pleasing and easy to see when the roll is running low.
Hanging the toilet paper roll from behind is less common and often considered wrong. In this method, the beginning of the toilet paper roll hangs from the back of the holder, making it less accessible and visible. It is also less visually appealing and harder to tell when the roll is running low.
Despite the obvious differences between these two ways of hanging toilet paper, the debate over the proper way to hang toilet roll has been going on for a long time. Similarly, several years ago, the debate over the proper way to hang it flared up after illustrations of the 1891 toilet paper patent went viral.
In 1891, technical journalist Owen Wilsen filed a patent application for the toilet roll. The illustrations of patent toilet roll hanging clearly show that the toilet paper is hung in front. And if the inventor of toilet paper believes that the roll should be hung in front, then surely that debate is closed, right? You would think. Yet to this day, people still lie awake over this issue, and the final answer, the question of what is the right way to hang toilet paper, has still not been found.
What does hanging a toilet paper roll say about your personality?
Whether you believe it or not, the way you hang your toilet paper roll can say a lot about your personality and character. According to surveys – and according to Oprah Winfrey – people who hang their toilet paper roll in front tend to be more dominant. Those who hang the toilet paper behind usually appear submissive.
Those who hang their toilet paper roll in front are generally more assertive, confident and take charge of their surroundings. They prefer to be in control and often make decisions quickly. They are open to change and often have an organized and structured approach to life.
On the other hand, people who hang their toilet paper roll in the back are generally more introverted and sensitive. They tend to please others and relinquish control. They are more inclined to choose the path of least resistance and have a more relaxed approach to life.
It is important to note that these characteristics do not apply to all people. Personality is a complex matter and cannot be determined just by the way someone hangs their toilet paper roll. As a matter of course, there are many other factors that play a role in shaping one’s personality. But as described above, hanging a toilet paper roll can still be an indication of a person’s personality and character. It is interesting to consider what it says about us and our way of thinking and acting.
In short, hanging a toilet paper roll seems like a meaningless and mundane task, but it can reveal something about our personality and character. Hanging a toilet paper roll in front is the most common method and is preferred by those who like to be in control and organized. On the other hand, hanging from behind is less common and preferred by those who are more relaxed and creative.
Whatever method you use, it is important to remain consistent in your choice. Changing the way you hang the toilet roll can be confusing to others. Especially for guests in any setting, and in some households it can even lead to arguments. Therefore, it is best to stick to one method and avoid discussion altogether.
All in all, hanging toilet rolls may seem like a small and insignificant chore, but it definitely says something about our personality and character. So the next time you hang up your toilet roll, take a moment to think what how you want to hang the roll, and what that says about you as a person.
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