Monday, September 19, 2011

Houseguest Postmortem

Ok, so the houseguest leaves and there's always this time where you check out that yes, they took the sheets off the sofabed, folded them nicely, didn't leave any personal belongings that you can see... and then I am frequently surprised when I look at the used towels and see that the lovely, fresh, fluffy washcloth I have provided for them is unused and untouched.

I don't want to name names, but Meredith is the most recent non-user of my provided washcloth.

When I saw it this morning, I thought, "What? Again?" My houseguests don't seem to use washcloths. Who doesn't use a washcloth?

My houseguests, for one. I thought everybody used a washcloth. I wonder if I'm in the washcloth-using minority or something. I do not have some hangup about using my hand on my own body (Wow, that's not quite what I meant) but you non-washcloth users -- don't you miss the added tool of the washcloth to get clean?

So do me a favor. Humor me. If you're my houseguest, just run the washcloth under the faucet for a few seconds so it appears as if you have used it. That way, when I'm picking up after you leave, I will feel confident that my washcloth was used.

I will say this: about 10 o'clock last night, I was standing next to Meredith and said she smelled good and wondered how it can be 10 o'clock and she still smells good so maybe there's something to this non-washcloth thing.


Barbara said...

I think this is one of those hidden cultural differences. Remember the first time you slept over at a friend's house, and discovered that they did all sorts of things differently from your family?

Advance-esthetic said...

Yumm, those look delicious!