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Friday, May 15, 2015


The other night Mrs. C and I were watching a reality TV show.  This couple was shopping for towels.  They bought a towel for $83.  This of course started a fight.

“Eighty-three dollars for a towel?  That is ridiculous!”

“Why, is that high?”

“Are you kidding?”

“No what should a towel cost?”

“For a dumb towel?  Maybe thirty bucks…what are you, stupid?”

“I don’t know, I’ve never bought a towel.”

“You’ve never bought a towel? You’re almost 70 years old and you’ve never bought a towel? Have you been living under a rock?”

“Oooh, I’m sorry.  I’ve sailed boats, played different sports, played musical instruments (badly), traveled (under protest), flown a plane (sort of), skied on snow and water, I don’t know…I’ve done lots of things, sorry, I’ve never bought a towel.  I guess I missed that on the list of really important things to do in your life…BUY A TOWEL!  What is that, number 175, or 386 on the list? Is it before or after feed a camel?”

“You’re a jerk!”

“I gotta get up early tomorrow.”


“I’m going to the store; I have to buy a towel.”

“You really are a jerk.”

 “Ah can I ask you a question?”


“Where do you go to buy a towel?”

“I hate you!”


  1. I applaud Mrs. C for not having killed you--yet!!

  2. Anything can make your life into worries...

  3. Kinda of like hubby not knowing how to run the washing machine a few years back.......


  4. For $83 I'd expect four or five towels. Most of mine are bought on sale, the really big ones, called bath sheets 1m x 1.5m, I get for $15 each when they're on sale.
    I'm not surprised you've never bought a towel, you've always had women in your life who do the towel buying.

  5. You'd be safe in my house. I wouldn't allow hubby to buy a towel on the grounds that men are useless at doing such things.... agreed?

    1. More useless at folding said towel.

  6. I agree with Valerie. I believe in the sexual division of labor and buying towels is "woman's work."

  7. I was about to comment that my husband has never bought towels, when I remembered that about 5 years ago he was Christmas shopping for his daughter and came upon some Egyptian cotton towels -- they were beautiful and he bought her two. He then decided he rather liked them and bought some more -- for himself. I think he bought 6 more -- they were on sale -- you could have knocked me over with a feather!

  8. If you pay more for a towel than bed sheets, you have some serious issues. lol

  9. too funny. i'm a cheapskate and buy them at wal-mart or dollar general or big lots or something like that.

  10. Agreeing with TexWisGirl -- i buy at the cheap store where i can get them for about $5. And Sweetie's never bought any, either. It's okay, he'd probably go for the more expensive ones, then use them to clean up after the cats.

  11. I'm through laughing enough to tell you I love this. I'm thinking "What have I never bought?" and my answer pretty much is "Nothing." That's what happens when you stop being married at age 29.

  12. I bought some towels back in the day.
    They were hideous orange things, but they did what they were supposed to do and nobody ever stole one.

  13. I agree with TexWisGirl; $5.00 at Dollar General buys a nice big fluffy towel. Sheer luxury at a low price. The money you save can go for a marriage counselor.

  14. What Marcia said. Bwahahahahahahahaha.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend Cranky. :)

  15. Good grief, I've never paid more than $15 for a towel! And resented it all the way! The best facecloths I've ever had came from the dollar store. And I don't think my husband has ever bought a towel either. If we ran out he'd probably use a t-shirt.

  16. This post completely proves that you are not and never have been a woman. Towels are a girl thing. For me ten bucks buys a luxury towel.

  17. Try Bed Bath and Beyond for towels. I haven't bought many, but I did buy a few to help our son stage his duplex so he could sell it.

  18. WHAT? You've never fed a camel? You’re almost 70 years old and you’ve never bought a towel OR fed a camel? Have you been living under a rock? :)

  19. I have seen a set of towel for about seventy two dollars in Burlington Coat factory.

  20. Yes, I'd try Bed, Bath and Beyond too though I don't think I've ever bought one either.

  21. I don't think my husband has ever bought a towel. I don't buy them very often - we use them until they are so thin they just disintegrate. I still have some towels that I got for a wedding present when I got married to my ex. That was in 1979. And yes, they were orange. Ha.

    IKEA is a great place for getting towels, too.

  22. Darn it, Pixel Peeper! I was sure i had the oldest towels! That's what I get for commenting so late.

    I bought a set of five towels with matching washcloths back in 1981 when I got my first teaching job. They were Sears Best. I don't remember what I paid for them, but we're still using them today.


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