By Grace Vasquez
It’s an old question and argument in many households: which is the correct way to hang toilet paper . . . over or under? Ridiculous, right? I know in my house we’ve gone a couple of rounds on why toilet paper has to be hung a certain way. Now a survey conducted by a relationship and personality expert reveals that how we prefer to hang said TP determines a lot about us.
Dr. Gilda Carle surveyed 2,000 people and discovered those who “roll over” (leaving the loose end away from the wall) like being in charge, like organization and order, and some even said they would flip a roll at a “roll under’s” house. Nailed it…that would be my hubby.
So how about those who “roll under?” Well they tend to be more relaxed, more dependable, and “seek relationships with strong foundations.” Nailed it…that would be ME!
But wait, there’s more!
What if you fall into the “I don’t care category?” Well these fine folks don’t care for conflict, appreciate flexibility (hence over or under whatever the mood calls for) and enjoy new situations.
Who knew that the “toilet paper over-under” debate was so crucial that there have actually been several surveys.
Another survey found a connection between income and how you hang your toilet paper. This survey found nearly 75% of people who make under $20,000 a year roll under, while nearly 66% of people who earn $50,000 a year roll over. Unfortunately, switching how you roll your toilet paper won’t magically increase your salary – the finding only shows correlation, not causation. Dang it.
So what have we learned here today? Well, even our freakin’ toilet paper determines our personality! That said, we still don’t know why TP is cut up into those little squares and who uses only one square? Answer that question! I’ll believe your survey! ~grace