to not like people drying their hands on my bath towel?

(83 Posts)
familyfun Tue 05-Feb-13 14:11:02

in our bathroom there is a hand towel hanging from a towel rail at the side of the sink. it is always clean, changed often.
the kids tend to dry their hands on their own bathtowels which hang on the other side of the room on the bottom rung of the heated rail so they can reach.
when ils come to visit, ive noticed after theyve been to the toilet and wsshed their hands, that there is a trail of water splashed across the bathroom to the bathtowels and my towel is wet and screwed up in the middle.
at first i thought the kids had made the mess but even when the kids havent been upstairs this still happens and the kids cant reach my bathtowel.
i make a point of telling them there is a clean hand towel hanging from the sink when they go up.
dp thinks it doesnt matter, their hands are clean and thinks even if they are using my towel it wont hurt me.
i am funny about things like that, i dont like to touch cups or cutlery or plates which people have used, so im not sure if its me being ott.
aibu to not like this so to remove my bathtowel when they come (and other visitors) so they cant use my towel?

wanderingcloud Wed 06-Feb-13 11:02:28

IfYouCanMoveItItsNotBroken that is one of the funniest posts I've read!

Towel sharers here too... although I always have a clean one for myself and DH uses it after me :D

notso Wed 06-Feb-13 11:07:24

I cannot believe people care this much about towels!

OP you sound like a crazed Miss Marple tracing waterdrops to a towel, and do you mean that you have your own plate, cup and cutlery that no-one else can touch?
Get a cloakroom for goodness sake.

notso Wed 06-Feb-13 11:08:32

Or maybe an electric hand and body dryer.

IfYouCanMove - this is pretty much how I dry myself. Obviously, without the drying the penis bit. A good hard scrub and dry all over. I hate dripping water everywhere.

My OH walks around in his towels until he's dry, whereas I like to rub myself dry. That sounds so wrong.

IfYouCanMoveItItsNotBroken Wed 06-Feb-13 12:27:48

Don't get me wrong, I usually give myself a good dry, it's just not with the same violent fury my partner attacks his body! That level of aggression must lead to some degree of accidental insertion. And he puts on a blank face and says "but I'm clean". Doubt he would wager any money on his bumhole being spotless though. I couldn't shag him for a week after seeing that...

IloveJudgeJudy Wed 06-Feb-13 12:56:17

I agree with you, OP. We each have our own towels in this house. This started because of skin infections. I wouldn't dream of using anyone else's towel. Luckily, we have a downstairs loo so people don't need to go into our bathroom. I did ask DD if she would mind if people used her bath towel as a handtowel if they happened to use the DC's bathroom and she wouldn't like it. Luckily, in their bathroom the bath towels are on a drier above the radiator at the opposite end of the room from the handtowel which is on a handtowel ring right next to the sink.

I'm not houseproud by any means, but no one here shares towels and the handtowels/teatowels get changed every day.

digerd Wed 06-Feb-13 13:23:14

I first experienced this in Germany. Had visitors to stay < Dh's cousins >, and when they asked were the guest towels were and I said we didn't have any and to use ours, they were horrified and said they couldn't do that as ours had our germs on them. And looked at me as in a disparaging way.

On the other end of the scale, in UK, my sil, niece and her toddler visited, and Sil asked where an unused towel was to dry off the washed changed nappy bits. I showed her and then she ushered her dd with gd into my kitchen and washed her in my kitchen sink. When I said something, SIL retorted, it's fine, just needs disinfecting afterwards !! I was < angry face>

familyfun Wed 06-Feb-13 14:07:49

miss marple grin
i dont have my own plate or cup, im fine using a clean plate and will clean up after dp and dcs but if someone else has eaten and left their cutlery floating around the plate it turns my stomach to pick the cutlery off.
me and dp have 4 towels between us, all the same towel, we each have a clean towel on separate rails so kept separate until washed.
dds have separate towels.

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