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AIBU....or is this wierd?!

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Needtobuildabridge Sat 23-Mar-19 09:23:57

I've only just noticed that after cleaning his teeth, my DP dries his toothbrush on a towel before putting it in the pot. Whereas I rinse mine off and put it straight back in the pot.

AIBU or is he a total weirdo?! grin

BaronessBomburst Sat 23-Mar-19 09:25:56

I dry mine. Otherwise the water runs back down into the pot, which then grows mould.
He's not weird.
you're the minger grin

Greenteandchives Sat 23-Mar-19 09:26:57

We use a separate small towel for this very purpose. He’s not weird.

ThomasHardyPerennial Sat 23-Mar-19 09:27:53

Totally normal.

Minoritym Sat 23-Mar-19 09:28:09

It's a good idea, actually. I may start doing the same but use a tissue. I don't want toothpaste on a towel.

pianodragon Sat 23-Mar-19 09:29:04

I'm with you, OP. It goes straight back to the little glass - never grows anything as it goes in the dishwasher 🤷🏻‍♀️

Littleraindrop15 Sat 23-Mar-19 09:29:19

I don't like pots, I have those wall hanging Toothbrush holders so I don't need to dry my brush.

ShabbyAbby Sat 23-Mar-19 09:30:12

I give mine a little shake over the sink
Why wash the toothbrush cup or towels more often than you need to?

Needtobuildabridge Sat 23-Mar-19 11:54:49

Oh no guys! Surely more people must agree with we that he's a raving lunatic? grin

DingDongDenny Sat 23-Mar-19 11:55:55

If he's using the face towel, that's not good - you'll get a minty face

AdvancedAvoider Sat 23-Mar-19 11:57:20

Who dries their toothbrush?

I have never heard of someone doing this ever confused

Treaclesweet Sat 23-Mar-19 11:58:42

Whut? I have never heard of drying the toothbrush! You're all having a laugh right this is pure penis-beaker for me.

TheFlis12345 Sat 23-Mar-19 11:59:34

I always dry the handle of our electric toothbrush after using and rinsing it. Why would you leave it wet to drip into the pot?!?

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Sat 23-Mar-19 12:02:54

I give mine a little shake over the sink

Disgusting. At the very least, you could use a penis beaker grin grin grin

NannyR Sat 23-Mar-19 12:04:08

I always rinse it well and dry it after I've used it, it takes seconds and stops the toothpasty/gunge stuff accumulating on my electric toothbrush and the shelf where it stands.

RedHatsDoNotSuitMe Sat 23-Mar-19 12:04:33

Surely there are more germs on a towel (which gets wet) than there are floating in the air?

More hygienic to air dry, I would think. Which is why I do it.

Although, this is MN, so I imagine those MNers who use a towel to dry their toothbrushes also wash those towels at least every hour.

Needtobuildabridge Sat 23-Mar-19 12:04:57

@Treaclesweet What's a penis-beaker ? 😂😂😂

longtimelurkerhelen Sat 23-Mar-19 12:10:36


It from a classics thread here.

longtimelurkerhelen Sat 23-Mar-19 12:11:36

and he is a major weirdo for drying his toothbrush. grin

greyspottedgoose Sat 23-Mar-19 12:14:36

I lie mine on the side of the sink to drip/air dry then chuck it in the pot later on

StoppinBy Sat 23-Mar-19 12:25:51

Never mind getting toothpaste on the towel, I don't want to wipe my toothbrush where I wiped my butt haha.

But that is actually a good idea, save the jar getting all grubby with scummy drippy water.

Joebloggswazere Sat 23-Mar-19 12:28:23

That penis beaker tickles me every time!!! grin
No I don’t dry my toothbrush, I rinse, tap the excess water off and put back in the pot. So far, no mould.

DontCallMeCharlotte Sat 23-Mar-19 12:30:13

I only dry mine if I'm going away/coming home and it needs to go in a wash bag.

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Sat 23-Mar-19 12:32:15

I use a tissue.

You're the raving lunatic IMO grin

DameMargaretofChalfont Sat 23-Mar-19 12:33:26

If he's using the face towel, that's not good - you'll get a minty face

But surely it's better than using the main towel which could result in a minty muff shock!!

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