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    Default running out of toilet paper

    subject: odd/irrational habits.

    have any of you ever gone to bathroom, noticed there wasn't any toilet paper, and went to business anyway .. sorta magically willing that by the time you finish your piss, a single sheet would materialize on the lonely roll.

    it never does.

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    Hah... all the time!

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    No... usually I don't notice there's no TP until after the business.

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    Reminds me of Don Norman's Toilet Paper Algorithms I didn't know you had to be a computer scientist to use toilet paper.
    When we remodeled our home, we decided to install a dual toilet-tissue holder...
    We discovered that although we now had two rolls instead of one, the problem was not solved. Both rolls ran out at the same time... We had discovered that the switch to two rolls meant we had to use more sophisticated behavior: the algorithm for tearing of paper mattered.

    After some self-observation and discussion, we discovered that three different algorithms were in use: large, small, and random.

    * Algorithm Large: Always take paper from the largest roll.
    * Algorithm Small: Always take paper from the smallest roll.
    * Algorithm Random: Don't think -- select the roll randomly

    We had assumed that Algorithm Random was most natural. After all, we had bought the dual-roll holder specifically so that we wouldn't have to think. But were our selections truly random, we would chose each roll roughly equally, so they would both empty at the same time -- or close. Algorithm random is not the one to use. To use toilet paper requires thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    Reminds me of Don Norman's Toilet Paper Algorithms I didn't know you had to be a computer scientist to use toilet paper.
    Nah.... It's all unconscious behaviour. People always pull from the larger because it's easier to reach. You just have to make everything a forced "choice" to always use the smaller roll first.

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    i never notice that there isn't any TP untill i'm done. It always happens to me in public restrooms, and i'm like DAMMIT NEXT TIME I'M GOING TO LOOK FIRST, and i never do.
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    I always check for TP before the fact.

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    I don't notice the lack of toilet paper. But I've learned to stock my toilet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sade View Post
    I don't notice the lack of toilet paper. But I've learned to stock my toilet.
    Exactly. I could probably manage ten years with the amount I've cramped into my bathroom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flush View Post
    Exactly. I could probably manage ten years with the amount I've cramped into my bathroom.
    ...hence the user name...

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