Monday, 25 April 2011

Over Or Under?

There are two choices of toilet paper orientation when using a toilet roll holder with a horizontal axle parallel to the wall: the toilet paper may hang over or under the roll. The choice is largely a matter of personal preference, dictated by habit. In surveys of consumers and of bath and kitchen specialists, 70% of respondents prefer over.

Despite being a trivial topic, people often hold strong opinions on the matter. Defenders of either position cite advantages ranging from aesthetics, hospitality, and cleanliness; to paper conservation and the ease of detaching individual squares. Should the paper be over or under? This infographic puts things in perspective.

2 comment(s):

NotMarian said...

Under, if you want to keep the cats from unrolling the entire roll.

xoxoxoBruce said...

I've been willing to defend "over" to the death... well, to the slight discomfort, my entire life.

Then a year or so ago, someone pointed out the cat problem, as NotMarian pointed out. Took the wind right out of my sails.