Toilet roll ettiquette

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Paulus, 10 Jan 2008.

  1. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    How should you use toilet rolls? Should they hang from the front, or from the back when on the holder? How many sheets should you use at a time? Should you fold it up and use both sides? Is there a accepted way of doing things? I think we should be told.:angry:
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Hang from the front definitely. As for the rest, I think it varies, depending on the job in hand so to speak (well, I think we ladies probably use more often than you chaps for example....)
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    Should you fold it over to a point upon finishing?
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I used to be quite stingy with it before I got married and my wife drove me mad with how much she used to use, literally making a kind of glove out of it every time she had a pee. I have now given in and we buy in bulk from Costco so get through rolls and rolls of the stuff. Probably three or four rolls a week.
  5. Pete

    Pete Guest

    I once had it asserted to me, emphatically, by an irate landlady as it happens, that if a toilet roll is put on the holder with the free end at the front, then, the first time anyone gives it a tug, the entire roll unwinds spontaneously and ends up in a heap on the floor.

    Please, please, someone tell me this is an urban myth. I could not bear it if it were true!
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Oh yes, definitely hanging in front, down the back is not unhygienic.
  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    *coff* I once strolled back into my office after a good pony with 3 sheets of bog paper hanging out of the back of my trousers. Much laughter all round.

    Best method is the Muslim way - the left hand and a stream of nice cool water.
  8. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member


    I hope it was not marked or stained in any way? :ohmy:
  9. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    No, I'd been sitting on it because some dirty swine had gone in before me and tinkled on the seat.
  10. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    It is said that if you fit the roll with the paper hanging down the back you use less paper.

    Why is this thread not in the 'Tech' board? :angry:

    T x
  11. radger

    radger Über Member

    :angry: That challenges a belief of mine - my sister and I are convinced that blokes use much more toilet paper than girls, which shouldn't really be the case. Case in point; mr radger uses almost half a roll each time he goes. And starts a new roll when there are still about 40 sheets on the old one, and doesn't ever replace it either :angry:
  12. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    apocryphal -

    US Marines are allowed 3 sheets - 1 up, 1 down, 1 shine.
  13. longers

    longers Veteran

    Possibly apocrphal also. Don't our armed forces get taught to stick a finger through a single sheet and use the sheet mainly to clean the finger?
  14. Graham O

    Graham O New Member

    A famous actress/environmentalist advised that only 3 sheets were needed. I think it was on the old C+ site. The communal wisdon was that it depended on how hairy your bum was!

    Have recently tried Andrex and 1 sheet of that is sufficient per wipe, while Tesco own brand needs 2 sheets without an increased risk of finger penetration :angry:.
  15. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Leith, Edinburgh
    Friend of mine baulked at a Muslim colleague who told him what his parents did. Yet minutes later he told us that in the little ration pack he had in the army, you get the little square that you fold up, rip a hole in and stick your finger through. The digit is used to scrape it off, then the square is pulled off whilst wiping the finger.

    My muslim pal wound him up by refusing to to say whether HE did the same as his parents, all the while repeatedly patting the guy on the shoulder with the hand he may/may not have used :angry:
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