A few things I reckon.
Instant coffee was the brew back in Aber-bloody-deen at the time. Mocona, that is. My Nah Zeelahndah freen said-
“Whun you meek my coffee, putt the mulk en first!”
“Why ?” I said, expecting the usual answer, and got it too.
“So you don’t burn it!”
I think that is a crock! No matter the brand, good ones anyway, I never have noticed ‘Burnt’ coffee if the boiling water is poured onto the granules.
If I have coffee, I have to fill the kettle, no? And while it is boiling- I then prepare the mug or cups with sugar, coffee, and milk. Cos most people don’t have a Hot Water Dispenser in the kitchen, there is plenty of time to walk to the refrigerator, pluck out the milk for a dash in the mug and replace it by the time the kettle is ready. Easy.
That is why milk us added before the hot water- Time Saving.
Tea making is different, if you own a $200 bone china tea cup or tea pot. Milk in first would be a good idea. Boiling water may cause a cold porcelain cup (from the 1700’s say) to maybe crack like a snow or frost covered windscreen when hot water is thrown on it. So some warm water in the pot first and or the dash of milk in the cup. Logical.
Toilet Paper Rolls
Ah. If you like patterned TP or not, the roll should be installed so that it rolls from the front to the back and down the wall , crushed a little to make difficult to unroll by itself.
Why, you ask?
So bloody kids and puppies don’t spin 1200 yards of bloody paper all over the place when they try to grab it, or knock it instead!
Only buy pretty picture TP rolls if the roll is on the wall in front of you. And you have no ankle biters- human or not. Yes, including kittens too.