Thu, 21 Feb, 2019
"What is the correct amount of towels to own?" Man sparks heated online debate
A man has accidentally started a Twitter debate with an innocuous question.
Photographer Abdul Dremali took to the social media platform to settle a discussion between himself and his partner.
"My girlfriend and I have a question," he wrote. "What is the correct amount of towels to own? I said 10 and she looked at me like I was crazy. We have zero frame of reference on the appropriate amount of towels in a household of two."
hello fellow adults. my gf and i have a question... what is the correct amount of towels to own? i said 10 and she looked at me like i was crazy. we have zero frame of reference on the appropriate amount of towels in a household of two.
— abdul (@Advil) 17 February 2019
The post has garnered more than 10,000 likes at the time of writing, attracting arrays of responses and opinions on the appropriate number of towels to have.
Some answered Dremali's question with the correct number.
10 is appropriate
— jerm (@yung__father) 17 February 2019
plus another two or three per dog
— 🌈fat bottomed squirrels (@squilax_mcg) 17 February 2019
10-15 for two people is appropriate. You could never have too many towels. I believe I have 12 for two people and I wish I had more. I could not stress this enough. YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY TOWELS.
— Tommy Tucker (@Always_Business) 18 February 2019
6 big nice towels
6 nice hand towels
4 - 6 fancy hand towels
3 gross towels doe dogs/mud/whatever
2 backups just in case
— Lizzie O'Leary (@lizzieohreally) 18 February 2019
Some gave practical tips.
My father's rule of thumb was to have enough to skip laundry for 2 weeks. I keep enough for at least 3. https://t.co/NOwxrDcvlg
— R. A. Scientist (@CoquiTalksTrash) 18 February 2019
You’re overthinking this. Are your closets overflowing with clean towels that never get out into rotation? Too many towels. Are you always rushing to launder towels? Too few towels.
— Peter Conley (@talkinaway) 17 February 2019
And as the debate went on, quibbles over towel categories emerged.
What’s the difference between a bath sheet and a bath towel??
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) 18 February 2019
Bath sheet: An extra-large bath towel.
Bath towel: Thing your tall friends never “borrow” from hotels. https://t.co/To6mdli1bZ
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) 18 February 2019
Bath Sheets are actually a thing. Though these days not many people use them regularly as most people use a combination of bath robes + head towel + bath towel etc. Here’s a visual comparison of bath towel vs bath sheet pic.twitter.com/gmm0OzBkVw
— Purva 🇨🇦🇬🇧🇫🇷🌈 (@purva_creations) 18 February 2019
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) 18 February 2019
How many towels (or bath sheets) do you own? Share with us in the comments.