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My towels damnit!
My towels damnit!
These next few posts are incidents that I have been meaning to post about for some time and just haven't gotten around to, so forgive the horrible chronological ordering of things.
A few weeks ago I went into the linen closet to grab a towel as I was going to shower and saw that there were no clean ones which was strange as I had just done some towels a few days ago. I only use one towels per week, so I knew I hadn't used them up. I went and peeked into the bathroom and there was one of my fresh towels, hanging on Greg's hook. I was annoyed that I knew I had 3 clean towels a couple of days ago, and suddenly I had none. I decided to ignore it, after all it had never happened before, and I noticed that he didn't have any towels in the linen closet either and so I figured they would be clean and back in the closet in a few days. I grabbed the old towel and proceeded to go ahead and take my shower.
About 2 weeks go by and I have washed the same towel for a couple of weeks and continued to use it becasuse the rest of them are lost in Greg's nightmare of a bedroom and I dare not try to find them. I was afraid I'd get lost in his room and never be able to find my way out. I finally asked Greg where all the towels were. He promised to wash them and have them back in the linen closet by the end of the weekend. This statement was made on a Wednesday I believe. By the end of the weekend they were still not clean and in the closet. I finally went into his room and dug around for about an hour to 90 minutes and found all of them and washed them myself. I replaced them into the linen closet afterwards.
A week or so went by and I noticed that my towels were being used by Greg again. Mind you I have NEVER used his stuff (CD's, cooking supplies, and so on) without asking. I jokingly made a comment about him using my towels later that night when I saw him. He said he used them cause they wrapped around his waist and they fit better around his waist then his. I told him he should go dig at his parents and see if he could dig up some bigger ones. He said he already tried that. I then suggested stealing beach towels from them. He joked, "Do my parents look like the kind of people who go to the beach?" I said I guessed not and asked him then to wash the towels more frequently and to put them back. He said he would.
Another week or so goes by and I have NO FUCKIN' TOWELS AGAIN! I asked Greg where they were as he had one of mine in his hand, the last one, presumably. He said they were clean and sitting in his car. I asked him to run down and get them. He guestured and said he had no pants on, just boxers. I replied that he should just throw some jeans on and run down and get them out of his car. He said, "My car is right out front, if you want them, you go get them. They are sitting all folded in the back seat." I made a dismissive gesture, frustrated and not wanting to get into a fight over towels.
I did later mention to him when he got back from J's house, (see, I told you I've beem meaning write about this for a while) that I would appreciate him getting the towels from his car, at least mine and putting them in the linen closet. He said he would and while I was doing Math homework, snuck off to bed without doing so.
I mentioned to my Mom that it seemed to take him almost a month to return my towels. She suggested that I put my towels in my room and keep them away from overly greedy hands. I said I would think about it. I finally decided to do so after, I found 2 different towels of mine on his hook in two days. I collected all my towels and put them in a drawer in a dresser in my room.
I don't think that I should have to go to this kind of measure, but it seems to be the only way that I can get him to stop using them without picking a fight. I hate confrontation and have avoided it at all costs for most of my life. So it's frustrating when I give out more than subtle hints and Greg's selective hearing kicks in. At least I won't have to wash and re-use the same towel for a month at a time until he gets around to doing laundry once a month.
5/8/2006 4:00 pm
Go buy Greg some towels at Target and put a lock on your door. Better still find a new roommate.|
5/8/2006 4:14 pm
*SNRK!* Men...! Even if they're gay, they're still men!|