13 January 2012

Potty Policies

There's a question that's been bothering me for over a year now, and it's tragically related to bathroom etiquette. Never in my life have I come across this problem before, but I started noticing it first with my wife and then with our tenant and now with my wife again. Let me show you.

Observe the toilet paper not on the toilet paper holder. Ignore the duck.
The problem I've noticed is that when one roll ends, both my wife and our former tenant, the Airport Llama, leave the empty tube on the holder and use alternative methods to support the new roll.

This has happened often.

I know in this case that my wife will argue that the trash can for our bathroom is currently in the kitchen, but observe my elegant solution to the problem.

I didn't even have to move the duck.
And, like I said, this has been something I've noticed long before we had our trash can displacement issue.

So, am I missing something, ladies? Is this something normal? Do all women do this? I mean, that's okay if it's just some sort of weird female tribal custom that I'm not attuned to. It isn't like men don't have our own restroom etiquette that must be strictly observed for the greater good of all society.

Anyway, you didn't hear that from me, and I was never here.


  1. In my case, it is a combination of reasons. It is simply easier to have the roll sitting on the counter beside me, in easy reach. For another, it's a lot like making the bed: sure, it looks neater to do it "correctly" ... but it's not really worth the effort unless you're expecting guests. Nothing is negatively impacted by NOT putting the new roll on the roll holder. Likewise, nothing is negatively impacted by not making your bed. Frivolous chores have always annoyed me, and so I rebel against doing them.

    And yes, for the record, in BOTH of our bathrooms here, there is an empty roll hanging on the holder and a new roll sitting on the counter. =)

  2. Blasphemy and sacrilege. It is the men and the under four-foot-tall set in our house that do that.

    1. See, that's what I thought the stereotype was supposed to be too. I just live in backwards land apparently!

    2. Yeah, I am the one in my house who puts the new roll on the holder. Dan would never bother putting the toilet paper on the holder if it were up to him. And, in fact, if I am at another person's home and use the last of the toilet paper and there is a spare, I go ahead and put the new roll on the holder.

  3. If you cleaned the bathroom, your complaint would valid. You do not. Now, excuse me while I rinse your beard hair off of my hairbrush....