Over or under? Unfolding the issues with toilet paper dispensers….

March 28, 2010 at 7:57 am Leave a comment

It sounds silly that the placement of the toilet paper would create such a debate.  However, this issue appears to be important enough that it deserves a commercial, with Cottonelle creating a national poll and enlivening the age-old debate of over versus under.  

Rather than the emphasis being placed on the placement of the toilet paper roll, I would add that it is more important to look at the placement of the toilet paper roll itself.  Where is it located in the bathroom?  Is it within easy reach?  How about the ability to change the roll of toilet paper?  Or more importantly, to be able to obtain the toilet paper in a free-flowing fashion, instead of being limited to one or two sheets per pull.  

How many times have you been in a public restroom and there was no toilet paper at all?  What about the many instances that there is an extra roll, but no way to access it with the very confusing turn-key or pull latch operation to set it free? Could this be possible for someone with limited hand function/mobility? Limited sight?  

The attached video is a display of one entrepreneur’s answer to these toilet paper dispenser issues.  Check it out and tell me what you think.  What has been your biggest issue with toilet paper dispensers?

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