Brandon: I never really paid much attention to this before, but I recently noticed that there are “special” towels at our house when we have company. These towels are of a different color than any other towels in our home. The towels are dark navy blue, which happens to be my favorite color, by the way.
Amy: I’m not sure which mystifies me most: The fact that you’re just now noticing the towel protocol after 11 years of marriage, or the fact that you have a thing for dark blue towels. You, my dear, remain a mystery to me.
Brandon: Two things: One, the fact that the “special” towels are a different color than all the other towels tells me that it will be easier for me to not use them, and, two, the fact that the towels are my favorite color makes it all the more difficult not to use them. For the record, I have not used the “special” towels. Although, when I occasionally fold the “special” towels, I must admit, I think they are softer than mine. I sure would like to give ‘em a try. Better not.
Amy: Do not use the “special” towels. They are soft, fluffy and pretty and I’d like them to stay that way for our guests. Yes, there are some towels that are FOR GUESTS ONLY, but it’s one of those little nuances of marriage that you’ll have to power through. Hands off the guest towels, babe.
Brandon: The more I look into this towel situation, the more I wonder why? These towels even have a special place in the closet separate from all the others. Heck, we even have towels just for drying dishes. What the… just noticed that there are “special” towels in our half-bath when company comes over, too.
Amy: Let me explain it to you like this: I certainly don’t want our guests to use a towel that recently spent a weekend in your gym bag, regardless of how clean the towel comes out of the washing machine. Towels have special assignments for a reason.
Brandon: Sooooo…. This just popped into my head. The other night Amy, and I gave our dog a bath. Even he has “special” towels! They, too, are kept in a different place than even the regular, everyday bath towels. I’m so getting new towels!
Amy: Guilty as charged – I don’t want to jump out of the shower and put a dog towel on my face… and I certainly don’t want guests using the dog’s “special” towels. I have faith in our washer and dryer, but it’s just about manners and being a proper host.
Brandon: Towels schmowels! Aren’t they all the same? Keep the faith, fellas!
Amy: (Insert eye-rolling here)
Brandon and Amy Chaffins of Alexandria have been married 11 years – long enough to have learned to live with each other’s “quirks.”