Post # 1
I do the laundry in our household and we’ve always had colored towels but for some reason they would get so STINKY and I could never figure out why. I thought it was because our landlords smoke in their garage which is right under our bathroom so I bought white towels so I could bleach them…perhaps this was a big relationship error.
The reason they get stinky is because SO leaves SKID MARKS on them!!! OMG ew and when I bring it up to him he gets all defensive! I’m not mean about it, I’m just like okay seriously you need to wash back there better. He tries to blame it on me, but I don’t use his towel ever since I figured out that was what was going on!
Whats your SO Too Much Information vent?
Post # 3
Oh ewww! Has he continued to do it after you brought it up with him, because if so, that’s a little gross! If it were me, I’d probably tell him he needs to wash his own towels if he’s going to do that, maybe that will help him realise just how icky it is!
Post # 4
Yeah that is when he needs to start cleaning his own towels or wipe when he uses the toilet. Seriously, that’s disgusting.
Post # 5
I mean cleaning the towels isn’t the issue- it’s just the reminder. It IS gross and he’s really not a “gross guy” not smelly or dirty or with stinky farts or anything, it’s just this and it makes me really skeeved out.
🙁 I told him a few weeks ago when I realized it, but I just did the wash tonight and it was bad. He said “I don’t know where all of them come from” UM WELL THEN IT MUST BE THE CAT!
Post # 6
@mcklough: I get that cleaning the towels isn’t an issue, I meant if he was forced to see (and smell!) what he was doing by having to clean them himself, maybe that will help him see how gross it is and encourage him to stop?
Post # 7
Gross, dude! You should get a container of pop-up, flushable baby wipes and put them on the back of the toilet. It may sound weird, but my family has always had them and when I introduced them to Fiance I think he was a little blown away (in a “how-did-I-not-know-about-these kind of way). That could help, and he’d probably be more comfortable, too (I can’t imagine it feels good to have dried crap stuck to your butt, lol)!
Post # 8
Wow, that is gross! I agree that you should make wash his own towels.
Post # 9
so to break it down – he uses a towel to wipe his arse after he showers or takes a poop? in that case then he isnt doing the first job correctly
hes most prob embarrassed (why hes being defensive) – what about buying him baby wipes (or the adult version) and telling him that this is better for him to finish the job???
otherwise im with you – i remember once waking my husband up from a nap screaming like a banshee because i just seen his bathroom and ive seen public toilets that are cleaner and i was disgusted he would think its 1, ok to do that and 2, leave it for me to clean. i went balistic – his toilet has always been clean since then
Post # 10
I’m confused… there shouldn’t be poop there unless he uses the toilet, skips the paper, hops right in the shower without washing well then grabs the towel. Or he uses it instead of toilet paper. Either way, weird as heck.
I would be telling him to wash his own towels AND buying him black ones. That’s not acceptable!
Post # 11
EWWW! I like juliepants’ baby wipes suggestion. Could he be a bit – er- digestive, and have trouble cleaning properly? Baby wipes can help that.
Post # 12
maybe I’ll try the babywipes thing. We have a septic system so I’ll need to find septic safe ones…
yea the break down is happening with the wiping but I also know that when he showers he doesn’t…scrub…down there.
Post # 13
Don’t flush them, even if they say flushable.
He should just not put the towel up there, and use a paper towel and wipe it. Kleenex makes a towel, and they’re soft.
Post # 14
when he showers he doesn’t…scrub…down there.
for the way Too Much Information dept – i hope you are not giving him bj’s. if you are stop immediately – that might also get his attention
Post # 16
*Cringe* He may get defensive, but its good you are letting him know this can’t continue. It just isn’t hygenic. If he insists on using more than toilet paper to clean, definitely go the disposable route.