So I tuned in to a local radio show the other day and they were having a heated discussion about whether the toilet paper should unwind over the top or from the bottom. Apparently, the host and his wife were on the brink of divorce over this issue and he wanted listeners to call and weigh in on this, well, weighty issue.
Really? I thought to myself. We’ve got problems up the whazoo in this country ―one of them being how to spell whazoo― like the economy, healthcare, jobs, discrimination, inequality, not to mention global warming! (See previous blog post) Do we really need to spend any time at all discussing the risks and benefits of toilet paper placement? Seriously! I don’t have the time or the inclination to add this to my list of things I need to have an opinion on. Pretty soon there will be focus groups and websites and political initiatives taking up the cause and we definitely don’t need those people calling during supper asking for donations.
Come on people, this is a no brainer. We don’t need an Over vs. Under cold war on our hands. This is a question best left to individual preference and kept in the privacy of our homes. It’s not worth getting worked up about causing friction between spouses and neighbors and foreign countries who don’t share our bathroom practices. (i.e. Those that don’t have “western” toilets . . . you don’t want to know.)
We need to let this issue fizzle into oblivion without even meriting a footnote in our future history books. Who knows? Maybe this is the first step towards a calmer, more tranquil and peaceful society.
Besides everyone knows . . . over the top . . .