Kids, Cats and the Toilet Paper Roll
At one point during a party to watch NFL football on TV, one of my over-educated friends pointed out that he had “fixed” the toilet paper roll in our guest bathroom. Evidently our TP roll was on backwards and (obviously) it should always unroll over the top, etc…. I quickly pointed out that the error of his ways regarding the installation was the simply because he didn’t have any children – or cats. I’ve already raised my kids and numerous cats along the way too. Now if your house is like mine, both cats and kids have an uncanny knack for spinning the toilet paper off the roll!
The solution to this everyday occurrence is to simply put the roll on “backwards”. Putting the roll so that the tailing end comes from underneath at the bottom really works! Cats usually do not spin or bat the roll upwards to unroll it. Their normal motion is to swat downwards, which when normally installed, results in a nice pile of paper strung across the room. Young kids are not much different either. Install the roll backwards to kill their fun then you can amaze (or amuse) your friends with your clever problem solving skills…. unless you prefer to install a custom paper dispenser.
Caution - This tip does not prevent your kids from unrolling the TP directly into the toilet and flushing so that they get to enjoy watching a high-speed hydraulic roll off…which usually results in a plugged drain. That problem is yours to solve!
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