Uh oh, I just dried my hands on my friend’s “good towels”

I don’t know what I was thinking. For some reason,  I forgot to use the small hand towel to the right of the sink. 

I turned around instinctively, as I do at home.  Like I have “good towels.” And acting on instinct, I had not noticed to monogrammed towels.  They hadn’t registered as “good towels” which are, as I learned growing up, for show, not for use.

But the hand towel was monogrammed too.  What the hell, people?!

I don’t see the need for the “good towels.” If you put something on a place where usable things normally are, they should be able to be used. It’s the biggest total in the bathroom, for crying out loud. I don’t see them as a decorative media. I think it’s because I’m a man.

Oh well, I hope I’ll be invited back.


  1. I completely agree. If you have “good stuff” that no one is supposed to use, why the hell put it out? And what’s up with “good” stuff anyway? So pretencious I find. If I cant use it, no point in buying it. Otherwise, frame it and put it on your wall.

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  2. Reblogged this on galesmind and commented:
    I don’t have things in my house that are for show if you can’t use them no point in having them. When we started sharing a two family house with my father in law he would freak out it I used the “good” crystal. I told him if I am not good enough to use it every day then it will get boxed up and stored. He never brought it up again. He would get the “look” when I used it so of course I used them more. heh heh heh. He is no longer with us and I still use all the “good” stuff. Good thing they can’t see the dogs chewing their bones on the “good” couch.

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  3. I very much am with you on this one. If towels are by a sink i don’t care what initials or design are on them I use them………of course i don’t get invited to too many homes these days.

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  4. we don’t have anything for “show” in our house, just use the dang stuff, I have an aunt who has a “show” living room, seriously all the furniture is plastic wrapped and the carpet is raked!…yes raked!! with a leaf rake, she made uncle build a family room in the basement , no one and I mean no one is allowed into the main floor living room.

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  5. No worries. Even the “good towels” must be washable ! I opted long ago to keep a basket of folded paper towels in my busiest bathroom…for both family and guests; works well during cold/flu season. There is more to life than laundry.

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  6. This gave me a good chuckle. Personally I think its a silly idea and I would prefer to spend the money else where. But whatever floats your boat.
    If they don’t invite you back, I guess they weren’t very good friends in the first place.

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  7. I love your blog posts – they are so entertaining!

    As far as I can understand, the function of ‘good towels’ is to have a set of nice towels which guests can use, so that the guests are unaware of the fact that when you don’t have guests you are using the manky old towels that are practically see-through. That is, your friend must have misunderstood the concept of ‘good towels’ or ‘guest’ 🙂

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