I think I have a secret unfulfilled desire to run for office.
I'm a policy maker, you see. I have a policy for just about everything.
"Milk goes on the top shelf."
"Dishrags may only be used for 24 hours."
"You open it, you close it. You dirty it, you clean it. You take it out, you put it back."
"Shoes on your feet or in the closet."
"The shower door must remain closed."
"A place for everything and everything in its place."
"5 minutes early is on time."
I have other policies too... life insurance, health insurance, car insurance...
You get the drift.
But it has come to my attention, lately, that I have no policy for bath towels.
When I was in college, I used a bath towel (hung on a rack to dry) for a week before washing it. After all, it only comes in contact with a clean body and wicks a little water off -- why does it need to be washed after each use?
But I find that sometimes we sling a towel over a door to dry, and sometimes it goes straight into the hamper. The spontaneity of it all is killing me. I need a routine. I need a... policy!
Reusing would require buying and installing a towel rack ('cause musty towels are no fun), but washing after each use feels wasteful.
What's your policy?