I can see where you’re coming from. It is like having a perception filter in our heads, the brain can filter something out. I would agree with you in general, but if you could see the photograph of the table, taken immediately after this event, you would think, how could he possible miss that?
Which ever explanation you prefer, it is disturbing both ways. Ether the toilets roll paranormally teleported or I couldn’t see a comparatively large object in full view. That will make me worried, because will I see that tree when I’m out driving next, or see that pedestrian?
In your opening sentence, you used the phrase, “the most likely explanation”, a favorite used by James Randi. Is it a more likely that Uri Gela bent the spoon by physical force, or he used his mind to bend the spoon? Then, of cause, James Randi set out to prove how Uri Gela cheated by physical bending the spoons. But just because James Randi could prove how Uri Gela could bend the spoons by cheating, doesn’t mean he did. But then James Randi always thinks he’s won the argument by using the phrase, “the most likely explanation”.
Then if you think about it, all paranormal events will be debunked by the same logic. That’s why James Randi never paid out his million dollars, because of a manipulation of logic.
Coming back to the paper roll, just because there are other explanations, doesn’t make it so.
To quote Arthur Conan Doyle: “The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”