Heh, I thought exactly the same, Nubius! It is quite odd. But, since there's no live
current other than what's from the multimeter going through it, I guess it doesn't really matter what way 'round you place them. Since, it is the same circuit you're measuring the resistance of, and in turn (to my knowledge), it wouldn't matter which way you did it.
For example; if you apply power to a fan, it will go around one way; then if you switch the polarity of the power, the fan will rotate in the opposite direction. It's still executing the same action, through the same circuitry, with the same amount of power; just doing so with an inverted polarity.