Toilet Paper Holder – Over and Under

I don’t remember what hotel or where it happened to be. I think it was in Joplin, Missouri. I was looking around the room upon arrival. As soon as I saw the dual toilet rolls, I immediately took a picture. Just in case you can’t tell, the top roll comes out under and the bottom roll comes out over.

I’ve heard of over and under shotguns, but toilet paper holders? But it must soothe the traveler’s soul when he or she realizes they are saved the trauma of having to switch the roll around or live with it as is.

If I was staying in the room awhile, I would definitely use the bottom roll until it ran out. Then the quandary would begin. Do I go ahead and use the other roll as is? Or install the backup roll on the bottom holder – leaving the top roll as is. Which is what I would probably do. For one thing, if I used the top roller, I would have to turn the roll around. Which would defeat what little purpose it had in the first place.

Which begs one last question: If I used the top roll after the bottom roll ran out, and if I used that roll as well, would the cleaning staff replace them the way I found them?

We may never know. Like how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. And don’t get me started on freaking Blow Pops. But it’s something to think about when you drove all day, arrived at the hotel and had a few beers.

Keep writing the songs that are in your heart.

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