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PSA: You Should Probably Wash Your Towel Now


Graphics by Adam First / The Daily Pennsylvanian. Photo (with edits) by bagaball / CC BY 2.0

Hey you, reading this article! If you happen to not only be in possession of a towel, but also most often use that towel after cleansing yourself with water, this is for you. I know this is going to be hard for you to hear, but the time has come for you to take that towel and put it on the floor to be washed a month from now when you get to it. 

Your towel has been through a lot in the past week alone. When you sat in it for an hour after a shower to procrastinate. When you weren’t feeling well and made yourself some Campbell’s soup, and then proceeded to spill the aforementioned soup all of your kitchen floor. Your towel was super soup absorbent. Or, when you came home drunk and thought your towel was just a big weird texture scarf, so you wore it around and emailed every scarf company’s customer service because “so not good.” 

I’m sure you only have one towel, which does pose a logistical challenge. While your towel is out of commission, paper towels, 60-grit sandpaper, or a stray cat should be able to serve the same purpose. 

Hey, don’t blame us, you asked UTB for this reminder. Remember when you signed up for our nosy journalistic hygiene notifications? This is one of those! But if these are annoying or not what you thought they’d be, no need to stress. No hassle whatsoever, feel free to click the button down below and unsubscribe forever. 

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