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Today's Public Service Message [Jan. 27th, 2009|09:21 am]
terribleturnip
Hey, you know when you're a guest in someone else's house and they have those things, sitting on the top of the toilet tank, or on the side of the sink and they look like paper dinner napkins -- usually a pretty print?

Yeah, they're called guest towels. You're supposed to use them to dry your hands. Sure, you can use the hand towel -- but the thought is, with a bunch of guests all at once, it's more sanitary, or more guaranteed to give you a dry option, than the cloth towel hanging there.

Go ahead, use the cloth hand towel. Especially when there's just a small group of us. But, please, go ahead and use the guest towels. I've had the same batch of 25 guest towels sitting there for over a year now. Criminy, they're not part of the decor.

(For those of you who've been at the house recently, this is NOT aimed at you - was chewing the fat with a co-worker and she got to complaining how she'd had a big dinner party and not a single person had used the guest towels...which was bad enough until she looked over at the bar of soap in the soap dish, halfway through the night and realized it was totally dry. As in, no one had used it. All night long. She spent the rest of the night trying to keep herself from running around and sanitizing things that people had touched.)

Personally, that's why I use pump soap. So that I can remain in denial about whether people are using it or not. Although now someone knows that his comment about "I could just eat that soap, I love it" gave me more thrills than a simple "I like your taste in stuff".
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2009-01-27 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the lovely meal Sunday. Sorry about the towels and soap. They just looked so delicious that I couldn't resist. burp.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2009-01-27 06:08 pm (UTC)
I'll have you know I make a point of getting the soap wet everytime I use somemone's commode. I'll even wash my hands if that is what it takes to wet the soap.

My mother taught me well.
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2009-01-27 09:27 pm (UTC)
I wash my hands so much it's almost an ocd thing. It's not a problem I want to get over.
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[User Picture]From: regineaubergine
2009-01-28 02:04 am (UTC)
I washed my hands! Really. But I did use the hand towels instead of the guest towels. I know, it wasn't directed at me and the spouse so we are excused. I also have hand towels in the ground floor bathroom but somehow certain of the male child's friends insist on using MY bathtowel to dry their not so very clean hands (and yes, I can tell). But, at least they are apparently washing up at some point so that is a good thing.
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