I made sure to bring towels with me from America. These are just your ordinary towels you use to dry yourself when you get out of the shower. This is not so ordinary here in Korea. Here they give you these tiny hand towels where you are supposed to completely dry your whole hair and body with. I guess you can efficiently use up one of these towels to dry yourself and then toss it into the hamper. I mean, they are fine but it¡¯s still missing something. I¡¯m not sure what it is.
I had to find out why this was the case. ¡°You Americans like bigger things. Bigger house, bigger bathrooms and bigger cars¡± says Mr. Kim, 44 year old office manager. ¡°Texas cowboy like big food and big womens too.¡±
Ewww, big women?¡¦.no we don¡¯t! Maybe it¡¯s true about the houses, but who doesn¡¯t want a big house? It could very well be the case Americans could try to be more efficient. But who cares? I¡¯m still going to use my big towels. After drying myself, I like to wrap a big towel around my waist and check out my body in the mirror. Pecks definitely there¡¦the 6-pack¡¦It¡¯s almost there. I also like to wrap myself in a big towel¡¦in the winter time, especially¡¦the drastic change in temperature, you need something warm to cover you.
So anyway, I usually shower at the gym, but lately I¡¯ve been taking additional showers at home cause of this blasted heat. Like I said, I brought some towels from the States, but only like 4. I throw them in the corner as I usually do when I want my clothes to be washed. My aunt then picks them up while I¡¯m at work and washes them. Isn¡¯t she sweet? The only thing is¡¦the towels weren¡¯t coming back to me like my shirts and boxers. I look around the laundry area and they are not there. I look around the house and no ones home. I go into my aunt and uncles bedroom and I find my towels being used as interior decoration! 2 of my towels were being used as pillow covers. 1 for my aunt. 1 for my uncle. I can¡¯t see how this can be comfortable. But the again, my aunt and uncle are so old. They do a lot of things that don¡¯t look comfortable. These weren¡¯t pillow covers. These are nothing special¡¦just bigger towels. I look around the room and I find another one is being used for my aunt¡¯s make-up counter. She placed a towel on top of the glass counter and she¡¯s got all this stuff on it. I don¡¯t even know what it is. Its just old woman make-up stuff and now my towel smells like old woman perfume. The last one I don¡¯t know. I have no clue where this 4th towel went. In fact, I don¡¯t think I want to know. Nor do I want to ask where it is. In fact, I¡¯m not even going to mention this whole towel thing to them. They seem to be enjoying the towels more than I do and plus¡¦I¡¯m not sure if you can even get that old person smell out of them anymore. I¡¯ll just settle with the little hand towels, fine. There¡¯s a lot I¡¯m still getting used to in Korea. This is just a little teeny-weeny thing I think I can handle. When in Rome¡¦well you know how it goes.