I can't be the only person who does this...

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Jedbartletforpresident Sat 30-Dec-17 10:27:40

Help settle something for DH & me. DH is laughing at me again (before anyone jumps on accusing DH of emotionally abusing me - this is lighthearted!) because when I get out of the shower or bath I like to sit wrapped in my towel until I'm dry. I hate rubbing myself dry with a towel and would rather sit for 10mins until I dry naturally. DH thinks I am utterly odd for doing this and thinks that everyone else in the world hmm dries themselves with a towel "the normal way".

Tell me I'm not alone in this!

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Coolaschmoola Sat 30-Dec-17 10:28:36

Me too!

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 30-Dec-17 10:28:57

I sit as well, as do both my children so DH is the odd one in our house

Singlebutmarried Sat 30-Dec-17 10:29:19

I prefer to dry sat in the towel. You are not the only one.

TeaBelle Sat 30-Dec-17 10:29:32

I'm a lazy dryer too

fantasmasgoria1 Sat 30-Dec-17 10:29:42

No you are not alone! I always do it. If I rub myself dry I itch terribly, so badly that I use a hairbrush with sharp bristles to scratch myself sometimes until I bleed. Drying naturally minimises or eliminates this!!!!!!

AllTheWayDown Sat 30-Dec-17 10:29:49

My dh does this and I don't get it. He will sit there for 20 minutes just 'drying'
I think it's an excuse for him to sit and do nothing grin

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Nikephorus Sat 30-Dec-17 10:30:43

I'm with DH, though I wouldn't laugh at you - I'd be more hmm and wondering if you were getting whatever you were sitting on damp through the towel (ever practical)

Jobjobjob Sat 30-Dec-17 10:30:46

No you are not alone! I always do it. If I rub myself dry I itch terribly, so badly that I use a hairbrush with sharp bristles to scratch myself sometimes until I bleed. Drying naturally minimises or eliminates this!!!!!!

OMG. I thought I was the only person in the world that happened too. It's awful isn't it!

Bluesheep8 Sat 30-Dec-17 10:30:50

You are not alone op! I do exactly the same, towel wrapped round and sometimes a towelling robe over that. Never thought about this before.

Hassled Sat 30-Dec-17 10:31:04

But what do you do in the 10 minutes you're sat there in a towel? Isn't it really boring - and cold? I'd much rather get dry quickly and get on with things.

Poshindevon Sat 30-Dec-17 10:31:07

I sit in the towel too. You are not alonegrin

JonnaSilvie Sat 30-Dec-17 10:31:23

I use it as an opportunity to read a book with a cup of tea for ten minutes!

Jeffers3 Sat 30-Dec-17 10:31:35

Haha I do this too! If I'm really naughty I get into bed damp! Hate going swimming or something where I have to dry myself and put my clothes straight on.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 30-Dec-17 10:31:46

I also never feel that I dry properly by rubbing

LokiBear Sat 30-Dec-17 10:32:29

Currently sat in my bathrobe doing the same thing!

RosesInTheHospital Sat 30-Dec-17 10:32:58

I dry in my towel but I don’t sit. I do my make up, make a brew, sort the baby etc.

EnglishRose13 Sat 30-Dec-17 10:33:06

I sit on my bed wrapped in a towel too.

Bluesheep8 Sat 30-Dec-17 10:33:38

And as others have said, I do it for the avoidance of itching too as the heat from the shower or bath makes my skin itchy (itching also to do with my MS though) but Anyway, it helps so I think that's why I do it.

confusedlittleone Sat 30-Dec-17 10:33:51

Yup I do my hair and makeup while I dry

NC4now Sat 30-Dec-17 10:33:55

I only dry myself properly at the gym.

thepatchworkcat Sat 30-Dec-17 10:33:58

I do it if I’ve got time. Just lazy really!

Jedbartletforpresident Sat 30-Dec-17 10:34:20

Yes Jeffers - that is the low point of swimming for me too! I never feel quite fully dry afterwards either! Drip-drying is much more successful at actually getting dry I feel!

I am ever so glad I am not the only one - haha! Now I shall laugh at DH and his insistence that he is normal and I am not!

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ItMadeMyEyesWater Sat 30-Dec-17 10:34:33

I like to sit with a nice warm towel wrapped round me, but not until I'm completely dry. It would be a really boring world, if we all did the same, so you do whatever makes you happy, Jed

mscherry Sat 30-Dec-17 10:34:36

Totally with op! I usually put my makeup on or do my hair whilst I dry in my towel and sometimes robe over the top. Much prefer it

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