1892. Damp bath towels

It had been raining for what seemed like weeks. Quite honestly, Leon was running short on bath towels. The first batch of washed bath towels he pegged out on the outside clothesline in the rain. Often it would be fine the day after rain, and having laundry rinsed in the rain added to their freshness once they had dried. But this batch of six towels simply did not seem to want to dry.

It wasn’t as if he was made of towels. He had eight altogether, three red and three grey and two white. After the initial wash he was left with two dry towels that quickly dampened when Leon took a shower.

There were a few other things Leon was trying to dry as well. For example, his wife’s woollen pullover had been damp for so long that he thought it really needed a quick rinse to freshen it up again.

His living and dining rooms were festooned with drying laundry. The backs of chair, the table, even the television, had towels draped over them.

Leon thought of going out and buying a new set of bath towels. But then what would he do with this lot of towels once they had dried? Would he simply throw them away? Why wouldn’t they hurry and dry? These six towels that he had used to mop up his wife’s blood after he’d shot her. The woollen pullover, once dried, he would burn.

43 thoughts on “1892. Damp bath towels

      1. Bruce Post author

        Ha! You just made it harder that’s all. But me with my quantum mechanics – well he can’t use a towel to strangle the next victim so he’ll have to use his belt or a scarf.

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                  1. Bruce Post author

                    LOL(z) – as dry as a witch’s crotch (as the saying goes over here)… Do you ever go to bed? (This is not a proposition, but you seem to be up and about 24/7!)

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                    1. dumbestblogger

                      Lolz. I love that saying. Nope. Never sleep. Sleep is for the weak! I actually looked it up, and New Zealand is 19 hours ahead of me, so my schedule probably lines up with yours fairly closely.

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    1. Bruce Post author

      People are forever asking me how come my towels are so wet, but I don’t know what else to do other than to wear a towel in the shower for the sake of modesty.

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      1. Timothy Price

        No mystery there. You’ve been out here in the desert southwest. Even when I wear a towel in the shower for modesty’s sake, when I step out of the shower the towel is dry.

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              1. Timothy Price

                I’m impressed. And you are on the other side of the world and know Albuquerque is in the USA. One time I applied to rent computers for a contract we had where we needed computers in the field for a two months and I didn’t want to buy six laptops for a two month project. After I filled out the forms online, I got a denial because they said they only rented computers in the United States. The rental company was in Boston.

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    1. Bruce Post author

      In the old days heat would escape from the hot water cylinder to keep towels and sheets etc warm and dry. Now they have improved them and the “hot water cupboard” is as cold as any other cupboard.

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      1. Andrea Stephenson

        Yep we had an ‘airing cupboard’ when I was growing up, you could put things on the boiler to dry and store your towels in the cupboard above. Now we don’t have a hot water cylinder, just a square box in the kitchen!

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