Changing The Toilet Roll

Australia
July 27, 2008 12:03am CST
I spend a lot of time in the toilet at the moment, due to the fact that I am pregnant and ready to pop! I alone know exactly how much toilet paper we go through in a day, about 1 roll per day!!!!! Ouch that's a lot, but there are going to be 6 females and 1 male in my household once this baby arrives. Even though I spend the most time in the toilet, I am not always the one to use the last of the toilet paper on the current roll. Ok, I can understand that my oldest girls who are 4 and 5 would have trouble changing the roll because the new rolls are kept out of their way for safety reasons (don't ask, please don't ask). But....why can't the man of the house change it when he uses the last of the roll? I mean, he is a grown man after all, has 2 hands and a heartbeat as well as a brain (though starting to wonder sometimes) and is capable of reaching around, grabbing a new roll, taking the old one off and putting the new one in place!!!! Is it a male thing? Do they all leave the roll empty if they used the last of the previous roll? Do you get upset with them or just bite your tongue and do it for them? Share with me why your toilet roll dramas could cause heads to roll.
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@xboxboy (5588)
29 Jul 08
i changed it once. my wife did not speak to me for a month. so now i change it regularly!
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• Australia
28 Dec 08
Good boy! Now, does it take much effort? lol.
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@xboxboy (5588)
9 Jan 09
Oh come on!!! why should a man change a toilet roll? that's like saying a man should iron a shirt!!! crazy!!!
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23 Jan 09
Man not iron a shirt? My wife ios not allowed near mine, women can't iron shirts properly. This is a male dominated area, probably with military origins. PS - my wife cannot or will not polish shoes. In both our households we were brought up that Dad polished all the household shoes on a Sunday night. Funny world, innit?
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• Australia
24 Jan 09
I tend to get a little over enthusiastic with the ironing, so I've had that one taken away from me. but I can polish shoes!!!! it isn't much different to polishing a saddle lol. Why should men change a toilet roll? Well, because they love their lady so much.
@lovesummer (1162)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
hello newzealtralian thanks for answering my threads. :) well this one i dont think it is a male thing though, i dont have a hubby or boyfriend, though i have only experienced living with my father, he always changed the toilet papers for us so in my opinion it is not a male problem, people are just lazy sometimes. :) cheers..
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• Australia
24 Jan 09
Well there you go. There is always going to be 1 male who learnt in his childhood to do the right thing. I forgot to change the roll yesterday, but with hubby out shopping, and the 4 oldest ratbags in the loungeroom threatening to bring down the roof, I kind of thought keep the roof aloft was more important than changing the toilet roll. Thankfully, I was the next person to use the toilet any way, so I couldn't be growled at.
@MsTickle (24804)
• Australia
8 Aug 08
If you can figure out when he is next gonna use the loo, remove the paper roll, yell out that you and the kids are going for a walk (or something) and hide around the corner to see what happens. Maybe have a camera at the ready and as you pop of a shot let him know how happy you are that he really can change the empty for a full!
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• Australia
28 Dec 08
Now that is a clever plan! Can I then post the pics here for everyone to laugh at? lol.
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@MsTickle (24804)
• Australia
31 Dec 08
I'll be keeping a lookout for those ones. How was bubby's first Christmas? Happy New Year and thanks for BR
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• Australia
24 Jan 09
Bubs first christmas went well. She naturally enjoyed the wrapping paper more than anything else, but don't all kids? lol
@MichaelJay (1100)
23 Jan 09
The most telling question of all is - do you hang it from the front or the back? Worlds have been destroyed on the answer to this all time puzzle!
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• Australia
24 Jan 09
Well, that one for us is easy. We all agree the paper has to hand down the front. There is a bedroom next to the toilet, and the walls are rather thin, so it is not a very good idea to have the paper hanging against the wall for fear of banging against the wall and waking the sleeper next door up. We also do it this way so it is easier for the girls to grab as well. Takes some of the fun out of spending time in the toilet, which with our girls, is a good thing. Any excuse to be out of our site is a good one to them! lol
@MichaelJay (1100)
23 Jan 09
It's my 19 year old daughter who has a mental block about changing the rolls. If she was last in there you can GUARANTEE the cardboard roll wilkl be sitting on the lavvy windowsill alongside a newly started roll and NOT IN THE HOLDER! She has academic qualifications coming out of her ears but she can't manage this simple task.
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• Australia
24 Jan 09
I guess with all the knowledge your daughter has now, she is constantly thinking about that instead. My dad's the same- a soil physicist and mathematician, but absolutely absent minded to the extreme!
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
28 Dec 08
My fiance is very good about changing the roll of toilet paper in our bathroom, and I am also just as stubborn when it comes to it. My fiance is a male, and I a female if you hadn't noticed the username (why did that sound mean? it shouldn't, not intended)... So in any case, I am not sure why some don't, but I think that it's a convenience, not just for the next person to use the bathroom but for myself as well, I don't want to be the next person and in mid poop but can't get the roll from the back of under the sink without getting off the toilet. That might of been to graphic, lol..
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• Australia
24 Jan 09
You can never tell these days what gender a person is by their username. A few people think I'm male, but I'm not! lol. Good for you training your fiance now! lol. Will save on couples therapy later on. I'm finding that men seem to lack one important thing...and that is forward thought. They can't seem to understand that someone else is going to use the toilet after them, so they don't worry about it. the problem with that is, if they are the next person to use the toilet, they are the first to scream that someone forgot to change the toilet roll! lol. Well, my dad's like that any ways, and his brother too.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
9 Aug 08
Yea. My brother is one of those guys out there who has no initiative to change the toilet roll. My parents are easy with him. They will never scold him for that. For me, I am not so 'nice'. I'll always make him change if I see that he is the one who finishes the roll. My daddy is different. He has much more initiative. He will change the toilet roll.
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• Australia
28 Dec 08
So your dad didn't pass on the toilet roll changing gene to your brother. Ah well, odds were 50/50 on that score! lol.