Dear Bossy’s Husband,
As much as you like to plead innocent when Bossy asks if you are the one hanging wet towels and washcloths in a musty heap inside the shower, and as much as you like to feign confusion at the science of drying when everybody and his Pigeon-Fancier Great-Great-Grandfather knows heaped things never dry, and as much as you may plea bargain by explaining that this heaped-towel thing never happens except for maybe, like, once and only because of
the reflux the rash the pimple the toenail issues too personal to discuss. Maybe twice tops…
Why is it this is what Bossy sees every morning when she’s standing in the shower stall?
Laura saysOctober 25, 2007 at 9:11 am
You forgot to include skeksis or as I’d like to say, Cousin It.
blackbird saysOctober 25, 2007 at 9:36 am
I feel for you.
vuboq saysOctober 25, 2007 at 9:38 am
Towel gremlins move everything?
All Adither saysOctober 25, 2007 at 9:50 am
Ah, the towels. They can never do it right, can they?
Avitable saysOctober 25, 2007 at 9:55 am
I have a magical towel fairy who hangs them all up when I’m done. It’s amazing!
Howard saysOctober 25, 2007 at 10:59 am
Am I getting old? What is a Red Zone product? Or is it that I don’t know sports terms. Either way, I’m suddenly exposing myself as not as cool as I brag about.
Mrs. G. saysOctober 25, 2007 at 11:02 am
Go easy on him, bossy. At least he actually hung them up. I suggest a plea bargain.
Nap Warden saysOctober 25, 2007 at 11:05 am
Men are so hard to live with. I keep mine in a shed out back;)
David saysOctober 25, 2007 at 11:14 am
I don’t think Bossy would be too impressed with my towel hanging technique either. At least I live alone.
Isn’t Red Zone made to PREVENT stinky teenagers?
The Domestic Goddess saysOctober 25, 2007 at 11:32 am
Let me know if you get to the bottom of this. It’s a good thing my husband’s cute because I could turn into a real banshee over these freaking towels.
Kristin saysOctober 25, 2007 at 12:19 pm
At least the towels are still white, they are turn to a dingy brown when my husband is done with them. … ew..
Theresa saysOctober 25, 2007 at 12:26 pm
It could be worse, they could be on the floor in a heap. I’m not even going to ask about that red zone thing.
Moi saysOctober 25, 2007 at 12:32 pm
This is your chance to push for a towel bar with a built in warmer. It will dry the towels so they won’t get musty, yes, but more importantly, it will warm YOUR towels for when YOU are done in the shower.
Laurie Foolery saysOctober 25, 2007 at 1:00 pm
Dear Bossy’s husband,
Dontcha hate it when those items too personal to discuss cause your arms to flail madly and towels to become heaped? Happens at our house all the time. You just stick to your story, sir — it sounds like a winner.
joeinvegas saysOctober 25, 2007 at 1:06 pm
Come on, they are all hanging up. What’s the problem?
maggie saysOctober 25, 2007 at 1:12 pm
What Joe In Vegas said. They’re hanging up. Be glad they aren’t on the floor!
C'tina saysOctober 25, 2007 at 1:47 pm
It is so much better when a husband leaves a wet towel on the bed….because he knows how I love to sleep in the wet spot….
sue saysOctober 25, 2007 at 1:55 pm
I can’t wait for Bossy’s blog the day after her family stages an intervention to get her to stop blogging embarrassing things about them.
soNOTcool saysOctober 25, 2007 at 1:55 pm
Heaps of any sort of laundry scare the hell out of me.
flutter saysOctober 25, 2007 at 2:34 pm
Oh how the germs germinate! Germy stinky towel germs of germiness.
Manic Mommy saysOctober 25, 2007 at 2:45 pm
Him: I don’t have any clean underwear.
Me: Yes, you do, it’s down the basement.
Him: Oh, that’s convenient
Me: Maybe if you didn’t heap it all up until you have none in the drawer, I wouldn’t have to wash in bulk…
and so it goes
Noelle saysOctober 25, 2007 at 4:43 pm
No one in your home grows mildew for a living, do they?
mothergoosemouse saysOctober 25, 2007 at 5:13 pm
Those towels are so white. Wow.
Oh, and wet. And hung all kittywumpus. Grrr.
Leaf, probably... saysOctober 25, 2007 at 6:20 pm
This is one of the reasons I will never live with boys again.
That and the toilet seat.
Jen M saysOctober 25, 2007 at 8:56 pm
What? The men in your life can’t hang the towels properly? Is it time to string some tampons?
I always wondered what that Red Zone stuff smelled like. From the commercials, I thought it would render me weak in the knees at any pod of testosterone.
amy saysOctober 25, 2007 at 9:25 pm
oh dear- My peeve
Sorry fer you
I heart yr blog
Hilary saysOctober 25, 2007 at 9:51 pm
Teenage kidlet grabs a new towel EVERY day and leaves the wet one on his bed or floor. At least he has showers every day. That’s an improvement from a few years back.
Assertagirl saysOctober 25, 2007 at 9:52 pm
Why don’t men understand that towels just don’t dry like that? They get stinky and yucky and I really think a man would use the same towel for a year if you let him…
Velvet Verbosity saysOctober 25, 2007 at 10:19 pm
Bossy, I’ve met the neat men of this world. Tomorrow morning when you see the heaped up towels that will never dry, be thankful that your son will not grow up to be one of the neat men.
erin saysOctober 25, 2007 at 10:44 pm
The problem with reusing towels, is that it’s difficult to remember which end is for the butt and which end is for the face:o
Queeny saysOctober 25, 2007 at 10:51 pm
No one in my household grasps this concept except for me and the dog, but he lives outside.
Manic Mommy saysOctober 26, 2007 at 3:01 am
Ooooh! We’re talking towels! I washed mine the other day and they came out stinky musty. I got online and read about using white vinegar to get that stank outta there. It worked!!!
Found you because I googled Manic Mommy and discovered JUST ANOTHER MANIC MOMMY!
JChevais saysOctober 26, 2007 at 9:17 am
My husband unloads the washing machine and leaves the clean clothes in a heap to moulder rather than sticking those clothes in the dryer. I have no idea why.
I feel your pain.
Scott-O-Rama saysOctober 26, 2007 at 10:44 am
I tend to leave my wet towel on the bed. That way the sheets are nice and cool and damp when we go to bed at night. I do this on purpose to fight the Phoenix heat, or at least that’s what I tell Buckaroo. I’m actually too lazy and forgetful to hang up my towel.
Alice saysOctober 26, 2007 at 11:22 am
i was at my bf’s house last night and asked if i could use a towel to shower. he pointed out that “my towel” was still where i’d hung it up last time. that was about 3 weeks ago. at least it wasn’t musty 🙂
Suburban Kamikaze saysOctober 26, 2007 at 12:06 pm
I have to say, I do not feel your pain. At all.
Your towel rack is a Martha Stewart display compared to our household towel handling techniques.
In fact, if this were some kind of Low Moments in Bathroom Housekeeping Contest, I could say in all confidence that Suburban Kamikaze would kick Bossy’s ass.
Do not make me post pictures of the 11 empty toilet paper rolls that have been lined up on the bathroom windowsill like some kind of modern art installation…
dmkaz saysOctober 26, 2007 at 1:36 pm
I totally relate to the towel syndrome. I live with two teenage boys (and one has Red Zone Aqua Reef as his ‘signature scent’) and I end up doing at least a load of laundry a day just to keep up with the towels. I am trying to impress upon them how much water this wastes when all they have to do is hand the towels up after they use them. Someday…
C'tina saysOctober 27, 2007 at 10:19 am
Let’s hear it for the wet spot Scott-O-Rama, gmta, lol
CableGirl saysOctober 27, 2007 at 4:43 pm
oh yeah. And mine likes to leave used and wet dish cloths crumpled in a ball stuffed into the corner nook of the kitchen counter. Oh I’ve asked/reminded/bitched at/begged him to not do it oh, say, 10,000 times. *sigh* Is it genetic?
OMSH saysOctober 28, 2007 at 6:20 am
IN the shower?
Well, my daughters prefer heaps on the floor. I can’t decide which would be worse.
Liana saysOctober 31, 2007 at 7:41 am
My husband will usually spread his towel out on THE BED. Where of course it remains damp. Sometimes he’ll hang it up before we leave for work…sometimes I do.
But I’ve gotten used to it and think it’s kinda cute and funny that he thinks that doing that actually makes sense :).