Why do people leave empty tp rolls on the dispenser??

@mommyboo (13198)
United States
July 17, 2008 7:15pm CST
Are you guilty of this? Do you hate when other people do this? I always leave extra rolls in my bathrooms so nobody can say there's no toilet paper. It doesn't take but a second to replace a roll. I am not sure whether this is just a problem common to everybody or if people are all lazy. I don't do this but I have been in countless houses where people do. Does your bathroom have empty cardboard rolls?
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@juhi06 (1850)
• India
18 Jul 08
well it so happens when you are careless about it dear mommyboo. when all in the family are eager to do their duty and understand the need of each one of us, then not only this all small er issues will bw taken care of! it is all about attitude. it is all about being lazy as you say. people expect others in the family to take care of all small things!!!
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
18 Jul 08
LOL! The biggest culprits are always my kids. I don't know why because I TELL THEM EVERY week at least 3 times! Their bathroom is also my guest bath, I only have two of them. I wish so badly I had a half bath or a powder room for guests because that's what bugs me, they leave the empty roll and then I have company and then I feel ridiculous!
@laglen (19780)
• United States
19 Jul 08
This is a problem at my house too. i keep the package of TP NEXT to the toilet. This can not possibly get any easier. The trash can is also NEXT to the toilet. Thank you for bringing it up! lol
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I don't think it has anything to do with easy. Even though it is SO EASY A CAVE MAN COULD DO IT, people insist on being stupider than a cave man. LOL! I didn't see the toilet paper. I forgot. What toilet paper? What roll? What are you talking about, I don't use the bathroom, I pee on a tree out back.... etc.
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@laglen (19780)
• United States
21 Jul 08
lol so true! and I really wish they would stop peeing on my trees!
• United States
19 Jul 08
i think every household has a person that does it.. hubby always did it but then when he would put it on and it would be backwards which drove me nuts..
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
22 Jul 08
LOL! I have never really cared about which way (I see some people do) as long as the new roll is PUT ON the dispenser and not left on top of the empty cardboard roll.
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• United States
23 Jul 08
i like it to be like a waterfall and rolling towards me and my hubby puts it on backwards to annoy me
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
Yup it really annoys me too when people leave empty rolls in CR . I think that they should be at least considerate for the next person who will use the toilet. As mother Teresa said,"You don't wash the plate because you will use it but you wash it because you love the person who will use it next." I think they should keep that in mind.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Well exactly! who wants to be using the bathroom and find out that there is an empty roll on there, and NO replacement roll, and this isn't a 'short trip' to the bathroom if you know what I mean, but nobody is home, so you have to decide if you can get up to grab more toilet paper or if you're just going to chance not having any and hope your underwear survives...
• United States
21 Jul 08
Ha, ha I have this problem all the time without even having visitors. It seems as if I have been the only one in my house that knows how to replace the toilet paper. I once left it to see if anyone else would put a new one on and after a month or two I couldn't take it anymore and put it on myself. They put it on top the empty roll, on the dispenser but they won't take the dispenser apart and put the new roll on.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I can't go that long. I wish I could but I am sure like you I would find it to be to no avail!
@Daphers (141)
• Canada
18 Jul 08
I have to admit sometimes I am just plain lazy. I let it happen more when I lived with my parents though because I knew my mom would do it, lol. Now that I am in my own place I am not quite as lazy. =) hehe
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Well I grumble when I end up having to do it. Everybody in my house knows I'm not happy about their lazy ways!
• United States
18 Jul 08
A lot of people are just to lazy to change the rolls. If there is another roll in the bathroom i usually change it but if there isnt, i wait for let someone else change it for me ;)
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
21 Jul 08
This thread is bringing out the folks who don't change the roll! LOL!
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I came to your discussion in the hopes that I would get some advice on how to get people to put the toilet paper on the roller. I wish I knew why it is such a hard thing to do even when the new roll is right there. Sometimes they won't even set a new roll on the vanity or the back of the toilet tank. Then not even being able to get the empty roll into the trash can is another thing. It just makes you wonder where their heads are at.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I wonder the same thing. I am thinking maybe charging $1 for each time somebody forgets might make the point stick.
@gemini_rose (16194)
18 Jul 08
No, I do not but the rest of my family do GRRRRRR how hard is it to swap an empty roll for a full roll for goodness sake! Or, they swap the rolls and then throw the tube on the floor, ON THE FLOOR I would not mind but the bin is outside the toilet! Oh this is such a sore subject for me, and it is always me that changes the thing.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I swear I am going to start charging $1 for every time somebody comes out of the bathroom and they do not change the roll and throw the empty away in the TRASH CAN. I can guarantee they will only do that a couple times.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Yeah, we do have those empty tp rolls, too. I, too, keep replacement rolls in the bathroom. It's crazy, but nobody wants to replace them. They may get a new roll if needed to wipe their behinds, but won't put it into the holder but place it on top. Drives me nuts!
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
21 Jul 08
I don't get this, it looks oh so sloppy! I suppose they just don't care that it looks sloppy, eh? And small kids and animals will also roll the toilet paper all over the floor, sometimes all over the house if you aren't careful!
• Australia
18 Jul 08
There are three of us living here but I am the only one that changes the empty roll to a full roll and its not that hard to do ,there are full rolls in a basket next to the toilet so its where they can be seen and yes we have empty rolls in the waste basket which I empty when it's full. Must be because I'm the only female in the house lol.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Ha ha ha! As if gender should make a difference in responsibility level!
@subha12 (18453)
• India
18 Jul 08
it is by nature, they do not think about other persons i guess.if they have thought of others, they would not leave empty rolls on dispenser.many people are really lazy even to do this much of job.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Some laziness is expected. All the time laziness though and never thinking or noticing when something needs a spot of attention? Bleh!
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
18 Jul 08
I always leave a few rolls of toilet paper in the bathroom just in case the current roll runs out. Do I hate it when other people in my family don't change the roll any way? Of course I do, but I always have a fresh roll nearby so I can't stay mad too long. I just wish my kids would take a few seconds to change the roll.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Me too. It seems that the wife and/or mom is always the one to do it. I saw one guy say he changes the roll, but I also noticed that he lives alone. I guess he figured out early that if nobody else is there to do it, he'd better lol. Now... how to convince kids that they live alone...
• United States
18 Jul 08
Some people seem to think that the Magic Toilet Paper Faerie will come and replace the roll for them.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Can I conjure her up to inhabit my home and replace all the toilet paper rolls when necessary?
18 Jul 08
Hmmm for me.. yes as i enter the bathroom theres always empty tissue rolls.. and its never been replaced for months... its because no one likes to replace a new roll; including me..hehehe
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Great! So you are why I started this thread. Just kidding Do you think somebody else will do it, just like everybody else thinks?
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Oh my Gosh this drives me crazy! My husband is so guilty of this. I feel like every time I am walking into the bathroom I have to refill an empty roll. No matter how many times I nag him and I cannot get him to remember to replace them when he is done.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Somebody has got to come up with an idea that works for reminding people. Maybe rig up a big fat boxer glove and when the roll is empty it can fall down from the ceiling and bean the person sitting there in the head and shout 'new roll! don't forget!' LOL!
18 Jul 08
Hello mommyboo, There are only two people live in my house my husband and I and guess who don't new loo rolls on the holder? you guessed it my hubby,time and time again I tell him and he blames the cat I told him if the can use the loo she will put the loo roll on the holder he is just too lazy. Tamarafireheart.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Ah, I bet you buy the toilet paper too! I have wondered before if I didn't buy any if other people in the house would do anything about it or not. With my luck probably not, they'd just get all over me because I 'forgot' and it would be pointless.
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
18 Jul 08
In my house it's my husband, my 17 year old daughter and me and I'm the only one who usually replaces the toilet paper roll in two bathrooms. If I don't the new roll sits on the top of the tank or on the vanity. I think it's part laziness and part knowing that mom will eventually do it.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
18 Jul 08
Where would they be without mom? deciding which hand to use? LOL!
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
I don't do it as a rule. But sometimes I am doing quite a few things at the time and I forget to put a new roll in. Like you I have extra rolls in the bathroom but sometimes it is not changing it or the time it takes, but more a lapse on the attention either by someone else asking us something or us being distracted with something else to do. It's rare that I miss it, but it has happened. From all in our home my son is the one that tends to forget the most.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
23 Jul 08
Yes, my dear because the people in our house is too lazy to replace it. Very annoying indeed. I think it's a normal behavior of a person that just want to be served, and doesn't want to work.