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A Tip of the Hat and a Wag of the Finger

A Tip of the Hat to the Kingdom of Atlantia. According to the latest issue of "The Acorn," the Kingdom's newsletter, new text has been added to Section 9 of Kingdom Law, which spells out the handling of complaints, follow-up, and record-keeping. This is certainly a step in the right direction.

Good job!

A Wag of the Finger to young men who are apparently terrified of washing towels.

For the past couple of months, I have seen the towel population decline in our humble abode, particularly in the boy's bathroom, where an entire linen closet full of said textiles had apparently vanished into thin air. On the other hand, the aforementioned bathroom was now featuring the Mount Everest of all dirty laundry, which had overflowed the hamper to the point in which you could not see the floor.

Fast forward.

Yesterday, I decided to do a couple of loads of laundry for ballistabob and myself. Since the load featured a couple of towels, I decided to go to the boy's bahtroom and wash some of theirs with ours, so to justify a full load of laundry.

Lo and behold! The more I started digging towels out, the Himalaya of laundry started diminishing at dizzying speed, as the Monster of the Boy's Bathroom turned out to be made mainly of towels.

By the same token, assorted stuff started popping out of the mountain, including girlie magazines, random disposable contact lenses (new), and even a brand new 12 pack of toilet paper(!).

Four loads of laundry, and an entire linen closet of freshly laundered towels later, El Brato makes his triumphant entrance into the house.

"Hey, you brat!" I tell him. "What's the story with not washing towels? Are you guys afraid of them? Have you been attacked by one or what?"

"Nah" he replies. "We're lazy. We just wash the ones we need when we need them."

"Well, this needs to stop. Right now, you have a closet full of towels, a clean bathroom, and the spare rolls of toilet paper now live where they're supposed to, in the closet as opposed to the floor!"

"We had no toilet paper on the floor!" Says El Brato indignantly.

"You did too!" I reply. "It was hiding under the gynormous pile of dirty towels!"

El Brato screws up his face in sudden realization: "We had toilet paper?"

*Facepalm*

Like I said.

Boys.

Can't live with them, can't sell them for profit.

It's the Y chromosome, I tell you.

Now, if we could just cure them of their fear of towels . . .

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lorebubeck
Jan. 21st, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
My "boy" (also known as MFH) has a fear of laundry hampers. He drops his dirty clothes right next to it - even when it is totally empty. DRIVES ME NUTS!
belfebe
Jan. 21st, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
See? I have two ex-husbands and two kids who always pulled the same stunt. It's the Y chromosome, I tell you!

(Luckily, Ballistabob doesn't do that. Thank God for small favors!)
fiberferret
Jan. 21st, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
not just the Y-chromosome I'm afraid. My little sister got the messy gene, I HATE going home & sharing a bathroom with her. It's not just the stained undies lying next to the empty hamper. She showers with the drain closed & leaves the bathtub full of dirty water (YUCK!). Most of her towels don't even end up in the bathroom. She leaves the towels on her floor (on top of the carpet of clean & dirty clothes) or even on her bed! When she runs out of towels she just uses my parent's bathroom instead.

How I ended up with the color-code-your-closet gene & she got the carpet-closet gene I have no idea!
belfebe
Jan. 21st, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
Ewwwww!!!!!!!!!! It's an epidemic and it's spreading! Gah!

And yeah, I have my closet organized by colors. Easier to find my garments in the morning. :-)
greta_k
Jan. 21st, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Mine is organized by type. Slacks all go together, then skirts, then long sleeved blouses, then short sleeved, then dresses - left to right :-) And yes, anal-retentive DOES have a hyphen . . .

My clothes take up half the space of the Navigator (but then, I also have mine on supper-efficient multi-hangers. He's afraid of those).
belfebe
Jan. 21st, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Maybe a multi-hanger bit him as a child and left him traumatized. I'm telling ya. Hangers and towels are very fierce animals.

I have mine actually by types *and* colors. Pants (from dark to light, in colors), skirts, jackets, blouses, tops. Anal retentiveness rules!

Sadly, my clothes take more than double of Ballistabob's. I occupy all of my closet and half of his. Not to mention most of the drawer space in the room.

Man, I want more closets!
greta_k
Jan. 21st, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
"I have mine actually by types *and* colors. Pants (from dark to light, in colors), skirts, jackets, blouses, tops."

Even I'm not THAT anal-retentive! ;-)
lorebubeck
Jan. 22nd, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
This is how I organize too! I have too many colors to do it by color plus I find by type more efficient. =)
dante_di_pietro
Jan. 21st, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
Who buys magazines any more?
belfebe
Jan. 21st, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
Tell that to El Brato, proud subscriber of girlie mags. LOL.
dante_di_pietro
Jan. 21st, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
But, like... the Internet... free?
belfebe
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
I never said that my kids made sense.

Hey! Maybe he subscribes because of the articles!
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belfebe
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Or give them away for free . . . LOL
psalite
Jan. 22nd, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
On the positive side There are worse things you could have found besides girlie magazines.Contanct lenses and toilet paper :)
belfebe
Jan. 22nd, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah. Thank god for small favors. At least this was amusing. :-)
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