I think my neighbours have stolen my towel

(132 Posts)
DaleyBump Sat 14-Sep-13 21:05:19

Things have been going missing from our washing line for a while. I think. There are gaps on the washing line sometimes when I go to bring my washing in but I can never remember what I've hung up so I just assume that I've just left a gap by accident.

DP has just gone to bring in our washing which consisted of a whole load of baby clothes and one towel. That's all. It was DP's favourite towel, a great big brown affair (sad, I know). It was definitely hung up but has now mysteriously disappeared from the line.

The line is shared by 4 flats (us included). I'm pretty sure it was one of our neighbours as it's an enclosed garden with no access from outside and a security door, but how the hell do I go about getting it back?!

MsVestibule Sat 14-Sep-13 22:04:04

Mintyy why wouldn't you wash baby clothes with a big old brown towel confused? Am I missing a vital piece of washing etiquette?

PenguinBear Sat 14-Sep-13 22:07:08

Maybe it wasn't there and after your dp went round to ask, they put it back out!!!

DizzyPurple Sat 14-Sep-13 22:08:22

My dh has favourite towels. He would feel your DP's pain!

DaleyBump Sat 14-Sep-13 22:11:42

Aha Penguin! I think you may be right! grin

MagzFarqharson Sat 14-Sep-13 22:12:12

MsVes it's a sex towel. See SchmaltzingMatilda

DaleyBump Sat 14-Sep-13 22:16:41

What is a sex towel? Where can I buy one?

MsVestibule Sat 14-Sep-13 22:17:23

A sex towel. God, I've led a sheltered life. So, Daley, is it a sex towel? If so, care to explain what one is?

DaleyBump Sat 14-Sep-13 22:18:07

I have no idea what a sex towel is MsVestibule!

MsVestibule Sat 14-Sep-13 22:18:45

Cross posts. Will watch with interest while more woman-of-the-worldish MNers explain it to us.

pudseypie Sat 14-Sep-13 22:21:25

Magz my neighbour is quite elderly and was very worried about it. Nearly offered to sneak the washing back myself but don't want to get caught either.

K8Middleton Sat 14-Sep-13 22:23:34

A brown towel? A brown towel? Eugh. They are an abomination. I expect some kind neighbour has probably staged an intervention but skipped the bit where they have the confrontation. Sensible. You can't reason with someone who thinks brown is an acceptable colour for a towel.

RoseFlowerFairy Sat 14-Sep-13 22:23:35

The towel would dry bollocks and an arse, and it was mixed up with baby clothes, ewwww! Please tell me they were not washed at 40 degrees OP.

DaleyBump Sat 14-Sep-13 22:25:16

Are you serious?! Washing clothes to make them clean doesn't matter because of what they've touched?! Balls to that!

An intervention may be needed to part DP from this towel, it really is horrendous.

MagzFarqharson Sat 14-Sep-13 22:25:18

oh sorry pudsey, I read it as your neighbour's cat being gifted!

In that case I'd just take it round and explain. Would they not see the funny side?

ZingWantsCake Sat 14-Sep-13 22:26:28

give my heartfelt condolences to your husband at this difficult and upsetting time.

I'm here to hand hold.

is there going to be a memorial service to remember Great Brown Big Affair ?(such a beautiful name sad)

DaleyBump Sat 14-Sep-13 22:26:43

Also, no, they weren't washed at 40 degrees. My machine is older than me and doesn't have a temperature setting - it automatically washes most things at 60 (depending on the option you pick). This has become an incredibly boring conversation about my washing machine.

DaleyBump Sat 14-Sep-13 22:27:33

We got it back Zing but I think he was starting to notify his family.

DameDeepRedBetty Sat 14-Sep-13 22:29:07

The Spermy Sex Towel was the Big Giggle when I first started hanging out here.

It's the towel kept handy by/under/in a drawer close to the bed for mopping up purposes when a couple are not using condoms for contraception.

DaleyBump Sat 14-Sep-13 22:30:55

Oh GOD. That's bogging. Baby wipes surely work better?!

ZingWantsCake Sat 14-Sep-13 22:31:28

oh how wonderful! (I should have read thread all the way, but DD started eating a felt tip pen so had to go...)

DaleyBump Sat 14-Sep-13 22:32:18

As long as it was a blue one. Those taste the best.

ZingWantsCake Sat 14-Sep-13 22:33:57

near enough, dark purple! thick crayola one, she bit off the entire tip....

anyway, how's towel feeling? in shock?

you should wrap it up in a blanket and give it a nice brew! grin

K8Middleton Sat 14-Sep-13 22:34:19

Abstinence. Abstinence works better for avoiding sticky sheets.

Sex towel?!

<clutches pearls necklace>

MsVestibule Sat 14-Sep-13 22:36:07

Thanks, Dame. That makes sense. I wonder how often one washes them? I suppose it just dries and flakes off so the dried sperm flakes would be vacuumed up in the usual way.

And Daley, how can a conversation about a washing machine ever become boring shock?

DaleyBump Sat 14-Sep-13 22:37:27

It's sitting comfortably on the heater after being left out in the cold for so long. Understandably shaken but is recovering. Thank you for the concern.

On a side note, I used to sook glitter gel pens when I was in primary school because they made my mouth sparkly grin

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