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Are you carrying your towel today?

Asked by Rarebear (25159points) May 25th, 2016

If you have to ask me why, you’re not worthy.

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dappled_leaves's avatar

I have carried various towels to and fro today, but sadly I have not had to put any of them to their more interesting potential uses. Perhaps I’ll get lucky and have to fight off some ambushing marauders with one later in the day.

Seek's avatar

I’ve probably used one for 42 different purposes today. In a moment I’ll go make myself a cup containing the flavor of dried leaves boiled in water, with milk squirted out of a cow.

JeSuisRickSpringfield's avatar

You know it, my hoopy frood.

Mariah's avatar

Used one to clean up some sperm whale guts off my front porch this morning.

janbb's avatar

Guess I didn’t make it to the “cool kids” club.

Rarebear's avatar

@janbb Trust me there is nothing “cool kids” about this thread.

janbb's avatar

Facebook search is my friend.

Rarebear's avatar

I just used my towel to clean up a mess. Grabbed a new one.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Yes, but I must confess that I’m torn between 2 towels, and am torridly involved with both. This day is always a crisis beyond even Adams’ imagination. Both of them think this to be their big day, and I’m at pains to maintain the belief. The bath sheet and I are so hot for each other, that she has rarely seen me clothed, while my delicate tea towel resides in comfort in the van and travels with me everywhere. The whole sordid mess reminds me of the classic toast: here’s to wives and sweethearts. May they never meet.

Rarebear's avatar

I just used my new towel to dry my hands after washing them.

flutherother's avatar

I had the incredible bad luck to be picked up by an Uber taxi driven by a Vogon this morning. The poetry reading began almost at once and had I not wrapped my towel around my ears I could not have survived the journey. The moral of the story is clear, don’t panic and remember your towel.

Answerbagger's avatar

I always carry one in my car in case a deer, or a bugblatter beast, or a moose, or some other varmint jumps out in front of me…

Pachy's avatar

What a coincidence you should ask. I did some re-plastering on the wall behind my house just this morning.

Oh, sorry, @ Rarebear, you said TOWEL, not TROWEL.

Rarebear's avatar

I just used my towel to wipe off my stethoscope after washing it.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Dammit!. You may have just crushed my smug belief in my detective skills. I am not kidding, true story.

I was in my car waiting for a traffic light this afternoon. An elderly blind man with a white cane was holding the arm of a young tattooed guy while they crossed the 5 lane street street.

“Dawwww”, I think. “Clearly the old guy left the corner bar and the bartender said, ‘I’ll walk you to the bus stop.’ And off they went.

I KNEW this was the story, because the young guy had a towel hanging from his belt.

Who else carries a towel but a bartender?

Stupid towel day.

syz's avatar

“…it has great practical value – you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a bush, but very, very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”

ucme's avatar

Use it to wipe your thumb after sticking it up uranus

Love_my_doggie's avatar

I spent an hour at my health club and used a towel during my workout. I also did some laundry and cleaned all my bathroom towels.

Am I allowed to sit at the Cook Kids’ Table?

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I used a towel today after showering in the back yard because it was raining. Does that count?

Rarebear's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer Yes, but you need to keep it with you.

@Love_my_doggie As long as you have one with you today.

janbb's avatar

Do sanitary towels count? How about paper towels?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Two side towels on my apron at the Elks lodge tonight, we were serving BBQ chicken. Carried all the chicken and sides up to the serving line.

flutherother's avatar

I didn’t display as I can never remember which planets allow open carry.

JeSuisRickSpringfield's avatar

@ucme Or after sticking it up any gas giant, really.

Soubresaut's avatar

I carried my towel over one shoulder all day, and unfortitunately dropped it twice. The second time my feet got tangled in it (a moment of unexpected uncoordination) and I tripped, smashed into a table and knocked over a bowl of petunias. I’m pretty sure no one saw… It was a waste, since I only realized later that I forgot to forget that I was falling… I passed three people wearing digital watches, and half of them looked at me funny. It’s okay. Digital watches are pretty neat.

Jak's avatar

I always know where my towel is. I have never seen a ravenous bugblatter beast and it therefore believes that it has never seen me.

dammitjanetfromvegas's avatar

I’m so confused.

Soubresaut's avatar

@dammitjanetfromvegas—I’ve got a spare babelfish, if you want it… not really sure if it would work in this situation, but it might be fun to try! :P

[eek! thank you @dappled_leaves!—still had editing time so I thought I’d fix it :).... also that real babelfish is pretty awesome]

dappled_leaves's avatar

@Soubresaut Babelfish, if you please! Let’s remember where the name comes from, after all. Although, I suppose the word babble has the same origin, come to think of it.

Has everyone seen the recent news about the development of a real babelfish?

Seek's avatar

Oddly enough, the word “babble” has no etymological connection to the mythological city of Babal.

ucme's avatar

Of course it should be noted that bumming a ride to the far reaches of space would be best achieved in a police box, but still…

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Well, I’ve thrown in the towel!

Rarebear's avatar

Patient just asked me for a towel on rounds. I gave him one.

LornaLove's avatar

I never answer personal questions ;)

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