Wednesday, 29 June 2011
By Joanne Zimmermann
Okay, confession time. I am ESGF, and have a BFIT named Ralph. We have been dating awhile, and really get along quite well, except, EXCEPT for that awful age-old dilemma of the toilet paper direction.
We each have our own homes and there are occasions when I am at his home and need to refill his device. Of course I do it my way, under the roll and after getting home, get a call concerning the offending act, when he finally discovers it.
He has more than one bathroom so it sometimes takes awhile. I just love doing that!!
We were recently discussing this disturbing affair and agreed that we could never agree on this topic. We are too old and too set in our ways. What to do? Would this cause us to break it off?
Well, we are attempting to solve this sad state of affairs with creativity.
I came up with a double toilet paper server, one over the other. There are two ways to load this ingenious contraption, top one under and bottom one over produces two pieces of paper coming out of the middle. Double the paper for the really messy times. Top one over and bottom one under gives the user a choice, without having to sacrifice his or her individuality. And of course it lasts twice as long without refilling!!
Ralph actually has the simplest and best one; a ball mounted to the wall with a handle shaped socket slipped over it. It can be simply rotated right or left. If I were there, I would rotate it down and his cat Sasha would have great fun before Ralph noticed it.
My son jumped right on this opportunity for inventiveness with one that flips over, kind of U shaped, he explained. I am not quite sure how this attaches, but he has assured me that he has it all worked out.
You, the readers, are mighty fortunate to have been given this preview. First of all, it shows you how to mend a broken relationship and we probably will be laughing all the way to the bank with our extensive patents.
We have them securely in our safe deposit boxes printed on, you guessed it, toilet paper. His is rolled over - and mine is rolled, over too!! I love him!!
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