Before dropping trou', I know the location of the current roll as well as backup rolls, regardless of how much tissue I expect to need. Always be prepared.
It shouldn't be necessary to evaluate and prepare materiel before the act of pooping.
This x1000! Something I got in the habit of doing is using a bit of toilet paper to wipe down the seat before using it (doubly so for a public toilet). This avoids the concern of sitting in someone else's pee drops *and* ensures that you've checked that there's sufficient TP for your needs.
Wait, people don't do this? Even if I was the last one who used the toilet I do this. No toilet seat is infallible to splashing. On the topic of which way the roll faces.. I can deal with either or. If I'm the one putting it on though it always goes over the top. I have switched it from under to over on occasions when it was annoying me and touching the wall though.
Also, it feels like I'm the only one in the house who properly uses the toilet seats. Our toilet has the seat thingy, and then the cover. It's easy to move them separately or at the same time. I always put both of them down whenever I'm done with either deed, but I commonly enter the bathroom to find the cover up and the seat down.
Also also, what is wrong with people whose dispenser is far enough away from the toilet that you have to make an active effort to get tp off it? I remember in my younger years I actually had to lean just to reach the dispenser in my friend's bathroom. And don't get me started on toilets that are way too high, it's all too common in public toilets nowadays. Those things are supposed to be low. Humans are build to poop while squatting, not while sitting with their toes barely reaching the floor.
Edited, Aug 22nd 2012 5:48pm by Deadgye