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How does a bath towel get dirty?

November 10th, 2017 | Tags: Donald E. de Castro towel dirty hurricane Irma
Donald E. de Castro. Photo: VINO/File
Donald E. de Castro

We just went through Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 which we will all remember for the rest of our lives and it will be the topic of discussions over and over but now I would like to take your mind off of Irma so you can help me to solve the question which is the title of this article.

Shortly after the hurricane, I, like many of you had many thoughts go through our minds and one of the many things that went through my mind one day while washing my clothes (by hand) was, “how does a bath towel get dirty?”

Consider this scenario and you can submit your response/thoughts. A family of three, father, mother and child buys three clean towels on Saturday morning. We will assume that these towels are clean as they were just bought from a store, however, many people do wash certain items before using them. So the family takes home these three towels and wash and dry them Saturday afternoon. Saturday night all three take a bath or shower before going to bed, next morning they each take a shower before going out. During the week they all shower every morning before going to work and at nights they may take either a shower or a bath. This procedure continues until Saturday morning and these three towels goes in the washer.

For seven days three clean towels were drying clean water off three clean bodies. Now tell me, “where, when and how did these three towels get dirty?”

15 Responses to “How does a bath towel get dirty?”

  • Neck-Washer (10/11/2017, 17:33) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    They forgot to wash behind their necks lol
  • where??? (10/11/2017, 19:40) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    I would like to know where this family lives who can have a shower or two every day???? Haven't seen any water in my village since 6 Sept!
  • Oily (10/11/2017, 23:19) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I guess one's body is always producing oil and sweat etc,
  • just asking (11/11/2017, 00:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    And the message is what?
  • Naked eye (11/11/2017, 01:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Clean is relative
  • hello (11/11/2017, 04:54) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    For dust we all are.
  • DON Q (11/11/2017, 07:28) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    This a good read better than the silly attact on rock
  • Outusider (11/11/2017, 10:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great to hear from you Mr de Castro. Glad you are doing well. And continuing to raise important topics too.
  • norman island (11/11/2017, 11:22) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    The ever present dead cells on the epidermis are captured by the towel.
  • willie (11/11/2017, 11:53) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I like the answer about dead calls. I am however thinking it must be more than that.
    I like this question/riddle because it makes you think. Its in the realm of why did the chicken cross the road.
    Good food for thought.
  • Asya (11/11/2017, 16:05) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    When you first bathe you get mostly clean. After a day of sweat and toil combined with dead skin cells we are always shedding, and presto change.......dirty towels the next day.
  • ontarget (11/11/2017, 20:37) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    "How does a bath towel get dirty"?
    The answer is, one appear clean on top but underneath is pour dirt. The towel brings out the rear You lol
    Right Donald ?
  • The governor (12/11/2017, 08:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dilbert had a good strip on this many years ago.
  • Curious (13/11/2017, 11:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some people hang their towels and they do not dry out properly before the next use. Also, some people don't use washcloths and scrub their skin properly. Oils will always be produced even after a bath. Not to say an individual is not clean but if you do not scrub your skin properly before toweling off, especially your back, then the dirt you left on your body will be wiped off on the towel. I show my kids this all the time. Its reality but its also part of good hygiene as well.


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