A Toilet Paper Roll-er Coaster Ride Through My Brain

It’s time again for a thrill-a-minute roller coaster ride through my brain.  Hang on.


Men and women do not see the same world.

Men tend to be linear thinkers who concentrate on one job until it is done.  Women multitask to the point that we’re like a pack of hamsters on speed in a room full of running wheels.

I’m not saying one vision is better than the other – they’re just different.  I also don’t pretend to represent every woman Nonetheless, I suspect this will sound familiar to many of the double-X-chromosomed.

Now that we’ve got the disclaimers out of the way…

The following is a true and faithful account of an actual event, experienced by me and my brain, while spending quality time in my bathroom.









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77 Responses to A Toilet Paper Roll-er Coaster Ride Through My Brain

  1. That chart is just so true! I’ll never again look at toilet paper the same way I did before reading this.


  2. Al says:

    By the way Peg, when you get around to replacing the roll, make sure it rolls off from the top, we men hate it when it feeds from the bottom. Thanks.


  3. lisaspiral says:

    And this is why it matters which way the toilet paper hangs!


  4. THIS. IS. AMAZING. I am laughing so hard. My boyfriend does the same thing, he’ll just shrug it off like no big thing and I’m sitting there thinking about the ripple effect. Men crack me up, but so do women. We’re kind of crazy.



  5. Carrie Rubin says:

    Haha, yes! I tend to have a linear mind, but having a family forced me into flow charts of thinking, just as you show here. Loved it!


  6. Elyse says:

    I’ve been angling for a new kitchen for years. I may just hang this in the bathroom; while I still won’t get a new kitchen, my husband might change the toilet paper.

    This gets funnier and funnier….

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  7. susielindau says:

    Hahaha! This is brilliant!!! I love the last arrow going back up to the first box. “I have to go to the bathroom.” My mind works the same way. This illustrates the profound difference between women and men.


  8. Love this! And yes, my brain works the same way. 😀


  9. mercyn620 says:

    Very funny and accurate. So true women multi-task and can move from one topic to another easily. Men – especially engineers, linear and literal thinkers – must be told when the topic changes, or they are totally lost.


    • pegoleg says:

      Ha! I love that. Sometimes my hubby will say “but that’s not what we were talking about” and look at me in puzzlement. Then I look at HIM in puzzlement, like, “so???”


  10. Great chart… of my life too! My husband wonders why I can’t get anything done. I will show this to him and tell him that it’s because he won’t change the toilet paper.


  11. franhunne4u says:

    Ladies, we are not multitasking – we all suffer from Attention Deficit Syndrome … we march from task to the next WITHOUT DOING THE TASK .. it just feels as if we were doing them all at the same time. Trust me, I am an official procrastinator – working in public administration – I know what I am talking about.


  12. PiedType says:

    Who let you into my head?


  13. Dana says:

    Classic re-post, Peg. It sounds strange, but I was thinking about this post just the other day! We must be on the same wavelength (or ply, if you will.)


  14. You ARE in my head, aren’t you? Classic. Clever. Spot-on diagnosis of my malaise.
    And I wonder why I’m so tired after sitting and thinking (and checking email, local news, laundry, dishes soaking, etc.) with little to show for my efforts. Love this!


  15. List of X says:

    This is excellent! I think I even peed myself a little – just so I don’t have to go to the bathroom.


  16. stolenblogposts says:

    This is so much fun…thank you for this post…by the way, I liked it so much I’m stealing it! 🙂


  17. Shannon says:

    I love this post. So glad you brought it back! My husband also thinks it’s awesome, btw. Spot. On. And you know? 20 years later, we still hang the rolls different (and I still go behind him and hang it right).

    PS – it reminds me that I need to order the septic pumped…LOL


  18. Janu says:

    so, so, so true!


    • pegoleg says:

      I saw a program once on this trait. They gave a man and a woman a list of things to do and put them in the middle of a circle of appliances, office machines, etc. The woman turned on the machine that needed to warm up, then started the coffee. While that was brewing she got the copy machine going and while that was spitting out copies, she went to the next thing, etc. etc.
      The man went to the copier and stood there until all the copies were made. Then on to the next thing.


  19. Oh could I ever run with this. Thank you for drawing a picture.
    Husband: Why didn’t you tell me?
    Me: I didn’t want to confuse you.
    It’s just so much easier to get on with it even if “it” is a million other details. You’re a genius.


  20. Just as brilliant and hilarious as the first time. One of your best, PegoStopSqueezingMyCharmin.


  21. Brilliant idea and brilliant post!


  22. melissa says:

    Peg, this is GENIUS. You are right on, my friend. I was laughing as I read your chart — and you couldn’t be more accurate! I really love your sense of humor. And it looks like we both feel like gerbils these days… There’s a term my computer-guy husband uses to talk about something that gets in his way at work, and stops all forward progress. A “blocking bug.” And I tell him — I have about a hundred of those every day!! I see you understand all too well what I mean.


  23. Jeannie says:

    LOL….and from my brain you could add this: Go to bathroom > Oh, puppy has chewed toilet paper again(to the point of it being unusable) > Remind Hubby (again) to close bathrm door when exiting rm > go get new roll to replace chewed one > notice need for more TP(obviously going through twice as much as normal😕) > write on grocery list> hear puppy in bedroom rattling paper > go retrieve pup from bedroom and remove papers from his mouth > remind Hubby to close bedrm door when exiting > go back to kitchen to continue grocery list > notice it’s too quiet > where is puppy? > now he has remote for tv in his mouth ( Yay, new toy! Thanks, Dad!)> Remind Hubby to place remote on higher table, not on couch( where growing pup is now able to jump up on ! Etc., etc,…… Loved this one, Peg!


  24. Boy, I needed a good laugh today. Thanks Peg!
    Sometimes it’s surprising that men and women are the same species. 🙂


  25. Jae says:

    So THAT’S how I got a new kitchen! I’ll have to go to the bathroom again sometime soon, maybe I can get a new bathroom.
    I guess it’s not ADHD if you actually get it all done.


  26. I will definitely be thinking of this post the next time I go to the bathroom. Because you’ve always wanted to pee with your readers, right?


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  28. Sandy Sue says:

    Oh, gawd, this is like an episode of “I Love Lucy.” Go see “Horrible Bosses 2.” You’ll fit right in.


  29. I am so glad I didn’t miss this, Oh Gawd this is so so many of. This was so perfect.


  30. Nicole Roder says:

    Hilarious! And very true!


  31. Karin Van den Bergh says:

    Hahaha so true. Although must say that his bathroom trips take much longer than mine..looks like a mini office :/ (is that a man’s thing?)


  32. This is awesome 😀


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