Let me preface this blog by saying the topic’s a bit unusual. It may be something that’s never crossed your mind. On the other hand, maybe it has. It hit home with me because I went through a time in my life when I was directly affected. (Suddenly, I feel akin to Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. In truth, this topic could be content for an upcoming episode!)
The topic is toilet paper orientation. In my home, I routinely hang my toilet paper so the tissue comes over the top. A few years back, I had a particular guest who would switch the roll to make the tissue roll out from under the roll. I would switch it back. The guest would switch it; then I would switch it again. Silly, right?
Guess what? There are companies that actually research this topic! I kid you not. The most recent research shows that 72 percent of Americans favor toilet paper that hangs in the over orientation. This research is consistent with earlier studies. I mean, who knew?
So teachers, I have a question for you—and it’s not the question you think I’m going to ask!
How do you use the cardboard tubes from toilet paper rolls in your classroom?
PS: It’s perfectly fine if you’d like to weigh in on TP orientation too!