Volume 14, Issue 42; 21 Oct 2011

Specifically, dish towels.

Dear manufacturers, I'm delighted that you make dish towels in an astonishing variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. You have genuinely got a towel for every decor.

However, I'd like you to consider the following: if the towels you manufacture have roughly the absorbency of a hockey puck, one of us has misunderstood the principal purpose of a towel.

I humbly submit that it is not me.


You're assuming that people sell things in order to provide function. They don't. See Pet Rocks.

—Posted by John Cowan on 21 Oct 2011 @ 05:27 UTC #

Where are the "+1" / "like" / "agree" / "I second that" buttons?

—Posted by Derek Read on 21 Oct 2011 @ 07:35 UTC #

Try going to a restaurant supply store. They'll probably be very rough, and only come in white, but the towels you buy there will probably be very functional.

Buy a dozen or so and just rotate through them, as they'll probably start replacing things like trivets, hot pads, and oven mitts.

—Posted by David Magda on 21 Oct 2011 @ 11:29 UTC #