Update on Over or Under?

When I wrote Accepting Parkinson’s article in December 2020, I had no idea it would be be a very long time before I would write an update. I’m not going to do that update today either but I am going to write about a topic that has been on my mind, a topic that is completely irrelevant and unimportant.

in November 2015, I published a post on this blog called Over or Under? it is about the controversy about how to hang toilet paper. (https://livinglearningandlettinggo.com/2015/11/15/over-or-under/.)

I suggest you read the original post before you go on if you don’t remember it or have never read it.

I believed I had always been an under without knowing it. I had a client at the time I wrote the post who admitted that she changed the toilet paper from under to over whenever she came to my office.

I never dreamed that being sick would be the occasion that would cause me to change from being an under to an over.

But it has done just that! My hands are both weak but the left is weaker than the right. The toilet paper roll is now to my left which is also something I am not used to.

I have found that putting the toilet paper in the over position makes it much easier for me to break it off. So I have joined the overs!

I said this was to be a irrelevant and unimportant post. I think it was just that. I hope it is the first of many posts, some important and some not.

10 thoughts on “Update on Over or Under?

  1. Good on you, girl!My tp is also to the left and I have always been an overimportant these days as my wrists and hands have stiffened greatly w/ arthritisgreat article…keep writing…loveAditi

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  2. I tried to find some old videos that I took of the toilet paper roll in my bathroom during the winter, but couldn’t find them. I’ve always been an under girl, but Noah and another friend told me that it’s definitely supposed to go over. The heating vent is right underneath the roll so if I make it over, the air from the vent makes the roll unwind, especially if the roll is near the end. So I’m now “over” in the summer and “under” in the winter. 😁

    And aside from that, I was really happy to see that you could add something to the blog today! 🙏🏻

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  3. Interesting! I was always an under tp person but now in my new home it is on a mobile stand…I can switch it over or under (but not around and through like Grover in Sesame Street [chuckles] Yet I noticed it is easier over now that my arthritis acts up. Boy do I feel old sometimes lol but then I think of my age and I did think my mom was getting old. I’m sorry to read your health has been such a challenge for you. Call me when you feel like chatting…Thursday to Sunday night I am free all day and evening. Lots of love and virtual hugs, cl


    1. I say I am 72 going on 100. Sometimes that’s what I feel like. Yesterday somebody at a restaurant asked if my daughter and I enjoyed our sandwiches. The friend that was with me for lunch is 62! There is no way she could be my daughter. We had a good laugh about that.

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