AIBU to not want people drying their hands on the tea towel?
HoveringKestrel · 27/04/2013 20:08
Hi everybody, long time reader first time poster :)
I wanted to ask this question for a while because it's been flipping over in my mind. My hflat mate, and others, dry their hands in the kitchen, when there is a perfectly good, FLUFFIER towel right next to it!
I even move the tea towel further from the sink so its nearer to the dishwasher, but thats only swapping them around in order so hardly a gigantic shift....but I haven't said anything yet.
Am I being ridiculous that tea towels are NOT for hands?
OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni · 27/04/2013 20:12
YANBU - my mum always got annoyed with people doing this too. A cocky builder once asked what the difference was and she politely said "Well I know which one I would rather dry my hands on, what do you think?" which pointed out the sense behind it all. She always had them next to each other too but I think it is one of those house rules things that not everyone 'gets'.
mum1979100 · 27/04/2013 20:12
I am so interested in the answer to this! You see I see nothing wrong with drying hands on tea towel. They are newly washed clean hands so I don't understand why not. We do it all the time. But when in laws visit they seem amazed that we haven't got a separate towel for hands and make me get one out. But I don't see the big deal?
gwenniebee · 27/04/2013 20:14
YANBU but I think I may have done it at a friend's house yesterday. There was no hand towel. Or no tea towel. One was missing and I dried my hands on the other.
What really used to irk me was when my (male) flatmates dried their hands on my apron!! Come to think of it, they used the apron as a tea towel too. Eugh.
HoveringKestrel · 27/04/2013 20:15
I'm not even sure, if there was only one towel, there would be a problem.....but not everybody washes their hands properly. They may not get right inbetween the fingers. And then my clean pots are getting smeared with their dirty hand leftovers.
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