Did you know that there is a whole world of people out there worried about whether or not you use a washcloth in the shower? Really.... nothing better to do, people??? I had no idea, and quite frankly had never given that a single thought in my entire life. But, my friend Lori (who doesn't really have anything better to do) apparently thinks about it quite a bit. Her husband, who I lovingly call Jeff the Wonder Fixer, is a manual laborer (her term, not mine). He is a house flipper. A successful one at that, so he is rehabbing houses right and left and coming home a pretty dirty fella. Lori's complaint (that she has not yet voiced to him... so if he is reading this... uh... sorry) is that with all that dirt and grime, he only uses a bar of soap and his hands. (That sounds like a different kind of dirty). After she mentioned it, I realized that Mark doesn't use a washcloth either. But, that doesn't bother me so much because he doesn't work up much of a sweat or get too down and dirty working as a computer nerd. I am more worried that his butt might fuse to his chair. No washcloth in the world will prevent that.
During our "to cloth or not to cloth" conversation, Lori told me that there is an entire Internet world devoted to debating this topic. Wah huh??? I googled (we all know my love of all things Google) "washcloth or not" and got 1,100,000 hits. Its everything from people accusing non-cloth users that they don't actually scrub the dirt off to people saying washcloths are germ farms. I personally use a puff, so I think I am the best of the options. Ha!
The really funny part of talking about this was that the fab four (me and my ladies) had totally interesting post-shower habits. If you knew what they looked like I would say picture all three blushing right now... but since you don't, just imagine their embarrassment would be similar to yours if I was going to put some personal stuff about you out here. Homa doesn't use a towel. She steps right out of the shower and into flip flops and a robe. She only uses a towel on her head. To take Homa and her habits one step further, her family will not wash towels with anything other than towels, and bathmats or floor towels must be kept to a separate wash. I, apparently being a nasty, nasty girl throw towels in the with the whites and because my bath mats are dark blue, they go in with the darks. No one wants to hang out with me anymore, huh? Laura, on the other hand, is a washcloth user. But, she gets a fresh one each day therefore circumventing the whole germ farm infestation in the shower (in fact, she used to use two per shower... one for body, one for face). She also gets a fresh towel each day. In fact, her direct quote is that it never occurred to her to use it more than once. Me (aka Dirty Girl) on the other hand, will use my towel a good 3 or 4 times prior to washing it... unless it gets dirty or touches the sink or floor. Once a towel hits solid anything (which excludes my body since I am more jiggly than solid) it is toast.
I had no idea the quirks that could be hidden behind that shower curtain. I had never thought about it, at least. But, now I am curious. If you have any bathroom quirks or strong feelings on the cloth or no cloth debate, let me know. Inquiring minds and all that...